Work begins on massive hydro scheme in China.

Work begins on massive hydro scheme in China.

  Construction has begun in China of a hydropower station designed to produce the equivalent of two-thirds of Beijing’s electricity consumption. The Baihetan project – which is claimed to be world’s second largest hydropower station – is on the Jinsha River, the upper section of the Yangtze, straddling Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. Nearly 100,000 residents […]

Uzbekistan’s attitude towards Rogun HPP’s construction changed.

Uzbekistan’s attitude towards Rogun HPP’s construction changed.

There is a clear shift in Uzbekistan’s attitude towards the construction of Tajikistan’s Rogun hydropower plant since the change of the country’s leadership, a Senior Fellow at Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Mamuka Tsereteli told Trend. “Uzbekistan is no longer publicly resisting the project, and several statements of Uzbek officials indicate that they are willing to deal […]

India can go ahead with Kishanganga, Ratle projects under Indus Water Treaty: World Bank.

India can go ahead with Kishanganga, Ratle projects under Indus Water Treaty: World Bank.

Under the Indus Waters Treaty, India is permitted to construct hydroelectric power facilities on tributaries of the Jhelum and Chenab rivers with certain restrictions, the World Bank has said. Pakistan opposes the construction of the Kishanganga (330 megawatts) and Ratle (850 megawatts) hydroelectric power plants being built by India, it said in a fact sheet […]

San Miguel to build hydropower plant in Tarlac.

San Miguel to build hydropower plant in Tarlac.

San Miguel Corp. (SMC) on Wednesday confirmed plans to put up a hydropower project in Tarlac province, under unit Strategic Power Development Corp. “Strategic Power Development Corp. (SPDC) is interested in developing the 500-megawatt Bulsa pumped-storage hydro project in Tarlac province,” the company said in a regulatory filing. SPDC operates as subsidiary of SMC Global […]

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 […]

Six Vietnamese workers dead in Lao blast.

Six Vietnamese workers dead in Lao blast.

Six Vietnamese workers were killed when an oxygen tank exploded at the construction site of a hydropower plant in Laos’ Bolikhamsai Province, a Vietnamese border army chief confirmed on Saturday. Võ Trọng Hải, border force chief of Hà Tĩnh Province that shares a border with Bolikhamsai Province, told the media that the explosion occurred at […]

Construction of Upper Trishuli 3 ‘A’ resumes.

Construction of Upper Trishuli 3 ‘A’ resumes.

The construction works of the Upper Trishuli 3 A Hydropower Project has resumed. The Chinese Gejuwa Group of Company, contractor of the Upper Trishuli 3 A Hydropower Project, has resumed the work and started the preliminary study at Phaletar of Manakamana in Nuwakot – the dam area of the project. Project Chief Phanindra Raj Joshi […]

275-MW Trusan hydroelectric plant gets approval from Sarawak government.

275-MW Trusan hydroelectric plant gets approval from Sarawak government.

SARAWAK has finally given its approval to the construction of the 275 megawatt (Mw) hydroelectric dam on the Trusan River in the state’s most northern district of Lawas. Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg gave the approval amidst renewed interest from Brunei in buying “cheap” electricity from Sarawak to light up homes and power light industries […]

AboitizPower proposes rehab of Agus hydro plants.

AboitizPower proposes rehab of Agus hydro plants.

THE Duterte administration may now consider undertaking a major rehabilitation of the Agus hydroelectric plants in Mindanao as power supply is no longer an issue in that region, energy firm Aboitiz Power Corp. said. AboitizPower President and Chief Operating Officer Antonio Moraza, addressing delegates to an investment conference in Davao City, said that it is […]

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