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Voith wins major orders for pumped storage
Voith Hydro has been awarded two major orders for pumped storage plants in Austria and Israel worth €80m. Pushed by global targets for reducing CO2 emissions, electricity generation...
Is this a revolution in hydro-power storage?
British company RheEnergise has invented a low-cost, energy efficient and environmentally-benign energy storage solution designated ‘High-Density Hydro’, and is currently undertaking...
Voith in small hydropower collaboration
Voith has won an order for the supply and installation of a vertical Kaplan turbine rated 8.6 MW, together with all the electrical and hydromechanical ancillary equipment, at the...
Contract for the 174 MW Asahan 3 hydro plant is awarded
Voith Hydro has been awarded by Mitsubishi Corporation the electro-mechanical equipment contract for the Asahan 3 hydropower project in Indonesia, which will be operated by...
Renewables are ‘defying the Covid crisis’ – IEA report
Renewables will account for almost 90% of the increase in total power capacity worldwide in 2020 and will accelerate in 2021 to their fastest growth in the last six years, according to...
Voith awarded Mohmand dam project
At the end of September China Gezhouba Group Corp and Voith Hydro Shanghai Ltd entered signed an equipment supply contract under which VHS will supply four 200 MW Francis...
American Hydro to modernise Keokuk plant
American Hydro, part of Wärtsilä Corporation, has been awarded a major contract to perform rehabilitation services and complete the upgrade and refurbishment of the Unit 5 & 15...
Scottish project patents ‘flat pack hydro’
Carruthers Renewables has teamed up with the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre, part of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland, to explore...
First hydro-solar microgrid in Patagonia
A run-of-river hydroelectric power station, photovoltaic installation, and battery storage system have been combined to provide facilities in the Patagonia National Park with...
$60 million loan from ADB for Uzbekistan hydro
JSC Uzbekhydroenergo, Uzbekistan’s state hydropower producer and developer, has signed a 25-year loan agreement, worth $60 million, with the Asian Development Bank.
GE agreement with Walcha Energy to accelerate 500 MW pumped hydro storage project
GE Renewable Energy and Walcha Energy have signed an agreement to jointly develop the 500 MW Dungowan pumped hydro storage project in the New England Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) in...
Modernisation of Kadyrinskaya hydro completed
Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Energy has announced that the three-year project to modernise the Kadyrinskaya hydropower plant (Kadyrinskaya HPP-3) has been completed on time.
Renewables’ share rises to all-time high in Germany
Renewables covered around 52% of gross power consumed in Germany during the first quarter of 2020. Gross power consumption encompasses all electricity used in a country, but for...
Construction of Karakurt dam completed
Energo-Pro reports that it has started filling the reservoir of the Karakurt hydropower plant in eastern Turkey after completing construction work in early February.
Voith Hydro to carry out Bridge River generator replacement
BC Hydro has awarded a contract for work on the Bridge River Powerhouse II generator replacement programme to Voith Hydro.
Voith to deliver turbines and generators for Pakal Dul hydropower plant
Chenab Valley Power Projects (CVPPPL) and Voith Hydro have signed a contract to supply four 250 MW Francis hydropower turbines for the Pakal Dul hydropower plant.
Voith signs contract for Henan Tianchi pumped storage
Henan Tianchi Pumped Storage Co. and Voith Hydro Shanghai Co. have signed a contract for the supply of equipment for the Henan Tianchi pumped storage plant site in He Nan province, China
Brazil changes tack on large dam construction
Brazil’s government has said it will no longer support the development of mega-dams in the Amazon basin, according to local newspaper O Globo.
Pöyry appointed to Beyhan II hydro plant
Kalehan Murat Enerji Üretim AS has awarded Pöyry the basic design engineering services assignment for the Beyhan II hydro project in Turkey.