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Voith wins BC Hydro Contract

Voith Hydro Canada Awarded Site C Turbine and Generator Contract Heidenheim/Brossard: Voith Hydro Canada has received a 470 million Canadian Dollar (CAD) turbine and generator contract from energy supplier and future plant operator BC Hydro. The contract is for the design, supply, and installation of six vertical axis, Francis-style turbines, six generators and associated equipment, and covers work to be co ...

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Vietnams Mekong Dam Warning

Research commissioned by Vietnam has warned of devastating environmental and economic effects for millions of people living along the Mekong River if 11 proposed dams are built on its mainstream. The 2 1/2-year study by Danish water expert DHI was submitted recently by Vietnam to the Mekong River Commission, a body comprising Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos that was set up to mediate the conflicting wa ...

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Andritz in EGAT order

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand has ordered electromechanical equipment from Andritz Hydro to rehabilitate the 720-MW Srinagarind hydroelectric facility on the Khwae Yai River in Si Sawat District of Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand. The cost for the work is not immediately available, but according to a March 16 press release from Andritz Hydro, the rehabilitation process is scheduled to beg ...

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Hydropower key to Nepals growth

Hydropower is Nepal's key to development and the country has an economically-viable potential of 40,000 MW of generation capacity of which it can export the surplus to neighbouring South Asian countries including India, a US government funding agency has said. Developing sustainable hydropower generation will enable Nepal to balance its supply deficit in the dry season with the revenues made through exports ...

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Voith supplies 4th largest hydro plant in China

Voith Received Orders to Supply Generating Machines to Wudongde Hydropower Station in China . Constructions at Wudongde are now under full stream .  Commissioning of the hydropower plant is expected in 2020 . China is world market leader for new hydro development Shanghai, China: Construction activities at Wudongde hydropower station, the fourth largest of its kind in China, are now fully under way. Voit ...

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China’s Water diplomacy mission

CHINA HAS embarked on an unprecedented "water diplomacy" mission to alleviate the ongoing drought in Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam by discharging massive quantities of fresh water downstream from one of its dams in its southern region. The emergency water supply from the Chinese Jinghong hydropower station will last one month from March 15 until April 10, marking the first time China has inf ...

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Laos pushes Hydro

More than 500 delegates from over 50 countries attended the International Water Resources conference in Vientiane, Laos last week focusing on water resources and hydropower development across Asia. The conference centered on the development and engineering of regional hydropower with China, India, Russia, Malaysia and Pakistan boasting some of the largest dams and power plants globally. But environmentalist ...

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Nepalese use RE to end energy crisis

The Nepalese government on Thursday formulated plan of action aimed at ending the power shortage in the country within a couple of years by harnessing solar and wind energy apart from stepping up hydro-electricity generation. The meeting of the council of ministers endorsed the action plan on ending the energy crisis period within two years, according to cabinet sources. The meeting held at the residence of ...

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Nexif energy acquire controlling interest in Coc San Hydro Project

Through the acquisition of a majority ownership of Viet Hydro Pte. Ltd., Southeast Asian independent power producer, Nexif Energy, today announced it has acquired controlling interest in the 30-MW Coc San hydropower project on the Ngoi Dum Stream, located in Lao Cai Province, Northern Vietnam. Coc San is a run-of-river project in the final stages of development and is expected to begin generating power in M ...

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More $ for SriLanka’s Hydro firms

Sri Lanka's mini-hydro power firms will get a higher feed-in tariffs for their output based on newly published tariffs for 2015, Asia Securities, an equities research house has said. When thermal generation costs rise, the avoided cost formula also rises. Asia Securities said the price to buy power has been raised by 2.5 percent in the 'wet season' to 15.2 percent and the dry season rate increased to 16.75 ...

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