Seven consortia selected as finalists for 365 MW Cameroon project.

Seven consortia selected as finalists for 365 MW Cameroon project.

Energy developer Platinum Power SA has pre-qualified seven consortia for the design and construction of a 365 MW hydropower plant near Makay, Cameroon. Named today as finalists for the turnkey contract were groups including: Acciona Construction / Acciona Industrial / Cooperativa Muratori Cementisti Ravenna ; Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia S.A / Andrade Gutierrez Europa, Africa, Asia […]

Power China’s hydropower facility in Cote d’Ivoire begins operations, builder says.

Power China’s hydropower facility in Cote d’Ivoire begins operations, builder says.

The Soubre hydroelectric power station in Cote d’Ivoire began operations on Friday, its builder, Power Construction Corp of China (Power China), said in a post published on its website. With an installed capacity of 275 megawatts (MW), the 4.5-kilometer Soubre dam is the largest of its kind in the West African country, according to the […]

Hopes raised for resumption of 3,050mw Mambilla hydro project.

Hopes raised for resumption of 3,050mw Mambilla hydro project.

Hopes that the long delayed construction of the 3,050MW Mambilla hydropower project in Taraba State will resume soon were raised on 19th June when a ‘No Objection’ certificate from the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) landed on the desk of Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Raji Fashola. The minister, in an interview said […]

AFAB signs partnership deal with PowerChina, Sinohydro.

AFAB signs partnership deal with PowerChina, Sinohydro.

THE Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) and the Provincial Government of Bataan signed a partnership deal over the weekend with Chinese engineering project contractor PowerChina Chengdu Engineering Co. Ltd. and hydropower, wind power and water resources developer Sinohydro Co. Ltd. Under the memorandum of understanding (MoU), the parties will work toward the […]

Ivory Coast hydropower plant set to commence.

Ivory Coast hydropower plant set to commence.

A new 275 MW hydroelectric power plant in Ivory Coast is set to commence operations next month and be at full capacity in four months. “We have finished construction of the dam ahead of our time frame,” said Amidou Traore, director of power sector management agency CI-Energies which oversees the Soubre project. Financed by a […]

Sinohydro issues notice of contract suspension in work on 1,410-MW Tarbela-4 hydro project.

Sinohydro issues notice of contract suspension in work on 1,410-MW Tarbela-4 hydro project.

Sinohydro has issued a contract suspension notice to Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority for the 1,410-MW Tarbela-4 extension project, according to The Express Tribune. The Tarbela-4 extension, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, involves installing three turbine-generator units with a total capacity of 1,410 MW at Tunnel No. 4 of Tarbela Dam. This will add to […]

6.6-MW Aba Samuel hydropower plant returned to Ethiopia following completion of work by Chinese.

6.6-MW Aba Samuel hydropower plant returned to Ethiopia following completion of work by Chinese.

The 6.6-MW Aba Samuel hydropower plant is now back in Ethiopian hands following the completion of a Chinese-led rehabilitation and handover ceremony this week. The small hydro project is Ethiopia’s oldest, having gone on line in 1941, but had been sat idle since the 1970s until 2012, when China signed an engineering, procurement and construction […]

Final units at Ecuador’s 1,500-MW Coca Coda Sinclair now on line.

Final units at Ecuador’s 1,500-MW Coca Coda Sinclair now on line.

Ecuador’s 1,500-MW Coca Coda Siclair hydroelectric plant is now in full operation, following a ceremony that included Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa and Chinese president Xi Jinping. The US$2.5 billion project is located on the Coca River between Napo and Sucumbio provinces, and was built through a partnership between Argentina and Ecuador announced in February 2008. […]

New product milestone: Gamesa contracted to supply its largest turbines in China.

New product milestone: Gamesa contracted to supply its largest turbines in China.

The company will install 18 of its G132-5.0 MW turbines (90 MW) at a wind complex being developed by Sinohydro Gamesa has achieved a fresh milestone in its sales and product strategy, having received the first order for the new G132-5.0 MW, the company’s largest turbine. The agreement reached with the renewable energy subsidiary of […]