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IHA Launch Knowledge Hub Aiding Sediment Management

The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has launched a new online resource for hydropower developers, researchers and operating companies seeking to improve sediment management in reservoirs. The Hydropower Sediment Management Knowledge Hub presents a range of strategies and resources, including 18 case studies from 15 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Central and South America and the Pacific. Sedi ...

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Chinese Belt & Road Initiative Suffers Due to Hydro Project

In May 2017, a number of memoranda of understanding were signed between China and Pakistan to construct several hydropower projects along the Indus River. The projects, known as the North Indus Cascade, include the development of five hydropower projects with a cumulative hydropower generation of 22 thousand megawatts. As a part of its regional investment, China pledged US$50 billion to the North Indus Casc ...

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Uttarakhand Government and its 10 Hydro projects

In what observers say is a departure from the previous stance of going slow on hydropower projects, the Uttarakhand government is now pushing hard for faster clearances for 10 hydro power projects in the state. Towards this aim, the state is seeking the intervention of the central government in order to bolster the power generation capacity of the hill state. During a recent visit by Niti Aayog vice-chairma ...

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China Pushes Forward With Pakistan Hydro Project

China plans to complete ahead of schedule a USD two billion hydropower project in Pakistan- occupied Kashmir to ease energy crisis in Pakistan. Karot Hydropower Project is being built on Jhelum river on "Build-Own-Operate-Transfer" basis for 30 years. It will be owned by the Chinese company for 30 years, after which ownership will be turned over to the government of Pakistan. Karot Power Company Limited, a ...

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Indonesian $750 Million Project Moves Forward

Indonesia’s first ocean energy independent power producer, SBS Energi Kelautan (SBSEK), has announced it has completed final investment decision with SBS International Ltd. (SBS) to move forward with the 12 MW, Phase I of the 150-MW Nautilus marine energy project in Lombok, Indonesia. SBS is a privately-owned international marine, subsea and renewable energy project developer based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Th ...

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Padaeng Expands Hydropower Investment

Padaeng Industry Public Co Ltd (PDI) plans to further expand its capacity to generate renewable energy by signing a memorandum of understanding to jointly invest in two hydropower plants in Laos with a total capacity of 114 megawatts. The investment objective is to help PDI acquire solar and hydropower plants in Asia with total capacity up to 200MW within two years. Francis Vanbellen, PDI’s managing directo ...

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Alsons Invests $72 Million in Hydro

Alsons Consolidated Resources Inc (ACR) has approved an initial investment of $19.6 million (P1 billion) in its latest $72.7 million (P3.7 billion) renewable energy business ― the 15.1-MW Siguil Hydro Power Corp (SHPC) in the Philippines. Located at the Siguil River basin in Maasim, Saranggani Province, SHPC will be owned and controlled by ACR’s power arm Alsons Renewable Energy Corp (AREC). Construction of ...

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China Ahead on Pakistan Plant Construction

China is racing to finish one of the biggest hydropower projects in Pakistan ahead of schedule, yet its location in the long-contested region of Kashmir will draw ire from India. Construction of the 720MW Karot power station on the Jhelum river began in December and looked set to finish nine months ahead of its December 2021 completion date, a first for a Pakistan hydro-project, said Qin Guobin, chief execu ...

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Hydro Boom Continues in Laos

Laos signs on for hydro sustainability study while building boom continues Efforts to improve the environmental and social sustainability of southeast Asia's hydropower sector took a step forward this week with the signing of an agreement by the Lao People's Democratic Republic and International Finance Corporation. The partnership will launch what the IFC calls Lao PDR's "first cumulative impact assessment ...

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SNC-Lavalin Win Gunung Hydro Project Malaysia

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded an engineering and design contract by private energy company Gunung Hydropower for the 10 MW Pulau Temelong hydroelectric project in Malaysia. SNC-Lavalin’s scope of work will include full design and engineering covering tender engineering and drawings, detailed implementation schedule, capital costs estimates, cash flow and the tender design report. In addition, SNC-Lavalin wil ...

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