Ukraine hires Germany’s Andritz Hydro to upgrade Dnipro HPP built in 1932.

Ukraine hires Germany’s Andritz Hydro to upgrade Dnipro HPP built in 1932.

State-run Ukrhydroenergo, the operator of hydropower plants (HPP) and pumped storage power plants (PSPP) in Ukraine, has signed a contract with Germany’s Andritz Hydro for the reconstruction of Dnipro HPP’s three hydroelectric units built in 1932, according to Ukrhydroenergo’s press service. “A contract worth EUR 53.6 million and UAH 151.4 million (or EUR 5.13 million), […]

ANDRITZ receives two orders for hydropower plants in Norway and DR Congo.

ANDRITZ receives two orders for hydropower plants in Norway and DR Congo.

ANDRITZ HYDRO, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from Eidsiva Vannkraft AS to supply electromechanical equipment for the new Nedre Otta hydropower plant in Norway and from the Government utility SNEL (Société Nationale d’Électricité) for rehabilitation of the existing Mwadingusha hydropower plant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nedre Otta […]

30-kW Killington Reservoir Overspill small hydroelectric project officially opens in England.

30-kW Killington Reservoir Overspill small hydroelectric project officially opens in England.

On Jan. 4, the 30-kW Killington Reservoir Overspill hydroelectric project was officially opened, located east of Cumbria in northeastern England, UK. The Canals & Rivers Trust, a UK governmental organization established in 2012 responsible for “the guardianship of British Waterways’ canals, rivers, reservoirs and docks in England and Wales,” owns the reservoir. The scheme cost […]

Central Highlands province launches Krông Nô 2 hydro-power plant.

Central Highlands province launches Krông Nô 2 hydro-power plant.

The Krông Nô Joint Stock Company of the Trung Nam Group started operations of its Krông Nô 2 hydro-power plant in the Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng on Saturday, supplying 105.87 million kilowatts per hour to the national grid. The two-turbine 30 Megawatts (MW) plant was built with a total investment of VNĐ1.4 trillion […]

Iberdrola digs Portuguese hydro.

Iberdrola digs Portuguese hydro.

Iberdrola has completed the excavation of a diversion tunnel to feed the 118MW Daivões hydro power station, which is part of the Tâmega project in Portugal. The tunnel is approximately 400 metres in length and took less than 100 days to excavate and shore up, the company said. Iberdrola will now start work on the inner […]

RusHydro inaugurates 140-MW Zelenchukskaya hydropower plant.

RusHydro inaugurates 140-MW Zelenchukskaya hydropower plant.

PJSC RusHydro announced Dec. 23 that it had inaugurated the 140-MW Zelenchukskaya hydropower plant, calling it a hybrid facility because it combines conventional hydropower and pumped storage. During the night, the hydropower units pump water up to the regulation pool. During the peak period, electricity will be generated. The facility has a working head of […]

Milestone for Liberia’s energy infrastructure: Mount Coffee hydropower plant restarts after extensive modernization.

Milestone for Liberia’s energy infrastructure: Mount Coffee hydropower plant restarts after extensive modernization.

Opening ceremony with more than 300 international guests Voith components make significant contribution to Liberia’s economic development – electricity for more than 1 million people Power plant operators trained by Voith Following extensive upgrades, the Mount Coffee hydropower plant in Liberia has gone into operation. On 15 December, in the presence of 300 international guests, […]

Smart Hydro Power’s floating turbines provide electricity to world’s most remote locations.

A hydrokinetic turbine works like a wind turbine underwater – the force of the current in a river or canal turns a rotor, which in turn spins a generator to create electricity. Smart Hydro Power designs and manufactures these turbines to provide a renewable source of electricity to inaccessible rural locations. “Today, 1.2 billion people do […]