China Gezhouba, Untang Jaya to undertake main civil works for Sarawak’s Baleh dam.

China Gezhouba, Untang Jaya to undertake main civil works for Sarawak’s Baleh dam.

Sarawak Energy Bhd’s unit, SEB Power has signed a joint venture (JV) with China Gezhouba Group Company Ltd and Untang Jaya Sdn Bhd for the main civil works of the Baleh Hydroelectric Plant (HEP). The contract includes the construction of the dam, intake structure, spillway and penstocks. With today’s signing,  the JV will also start […]

China-Malaysia JV gets Baleh Hydroelectric Project contract.

China-Malaysia JV gets Baleh Hydroelectric Project contract.

Construction of the Baleh Hydroelectric Project (HEP) is targeted to begin next October, with design works expected to start this August. This comes after state-owned power provider Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB) awarded the main civil works contract to a joint venture between China Gezhouba Group Company Ltd and local firm Untang Jaya Sdn Bhd, following […]

Nepal and China ink mega hydropower agreement.

Nepal and China ink mega hydropower agreement.

To build 1,200MW Budhi-Gandaki hydroelectric project Nepal has signed an agreement with a Chinese company to build the largest hydroelectric plant in the impoverished landlocked country, which suffers from a chronic energy shortage. Nepal’s Energy Minister Janardan Sharma on Sunday signed the agreement for the China Gezhouba Group Corporation to build the long-mooted 1,200 megawatt […]

Congo Republic inaugurates $109 million hydroelectric dam.

Congo Republic inaugurates $109 million hydroelectric dam.

On May 29 Congo Republic inaugurated a $109 million hydroelectric dam constructed by China Gezhouba Group Co Ltd on Monday, in a boost to the oil-producing country’s agriculture and forestry sectors, the government said. The 19.9 megawatt (MW) dam in the northern town of Liouesso brings Congo’s hydroelectric production to 214 MW, nearly half of […]

Pakistan likely to float $500m bonds to fund Dasu project.

Pakistan likely to float $500m bonds to fund Dasu project.

Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) is expected to raise $500 million by floating bonds in the international capital market backed by partial credit guarantees of the World Bank in a bid to finance the construction of 4,320-megawatt Dasu hydroelectric power project. “The foreign commercial cost component of around $500 million will be raised […]

Peruvian legislators make push for 750-MW Santa Maria hydropower project.

Peruvian legislators make push for 750-MW Santa Maria hydropower project.

Members of Peru’s Fuerza Popular party have introduced a bill asking the government to declare the 750-MW Santa Maria hydroelectric project to be one of public necessity. The group, which holds a 73-to-130 majority in Peru’s congress, argues that the proposal is of national interest and would serve as a catalyst for the country’s economic […]

Argentinian court suspends 1,740-MW Kirchner-Cepernic hydroelectric project.

Argentinian court suspends 1,740-MW Kirchner-Cepernic hydroelectric project.

The Supreme Court of Argentina has suspended work on the Nestor Kirchner and Jorge Cepernic hydropower plant amidst reports that the federal government did not perform mandatory studies and consultations. The decision was made after a group of environmental lawyers claimed the Argentinian government failed to conduct a satisfactory environmental impact assessment or consult with […]

Development of Argentina’s Kirchner and Capernic hydropower projects set to resume.

Development of Argentina’s Kirchner and Capernic hydropower projects set to resume.

Work on Argentina’s delayed Nestor Kirchner and Jorge Cepernic hydropower plants is set to resume, following a decision to cut their cost by decreasing their output capacities. Kirchner and Capernic, to be located about 80 km apart on the Santa Cruz River in the southern Santa Cruz province, were originally to have had capacities of […]

Landslide may set back progress on 3,050-MW Mambilla hydro project in Nigeria.

Landslide may set back progress on 3,050-MW Mambilla hydro project in Nigeria.

A landslide has damaged the road leading to the 3,050-MW Mambilla hydro project site and may hinder progress on the facility, news agencies are reporting. Other access roads are reported to be accessible only using bicycles, and it is reported that the rivers have no functional bridges. Investigations into this project, in Taraba State in […]

LoS for development of 640 MW Azad-Pattan Hydropower Project executed.

LoS for development of 640 MW Azad-Pattan Hydropower Project executed.

The Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) and Power Universal Investment Co. Ltd, Dubai UAE, a subsidiary of China Gezhouba Group Company Limited, on Thursday executed Letter of Support (LoS) for development of 640 MW of Azad-Pattan Hydropower Project. Execution/Signing of the LoS will lead to further development, financing, construction and subsequently operation of the […]