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Karot generator ready for commissioning
The first generator at the Karot hydropower plant in Pakistan is ready for commissioning, paving the way for the project’s full operation this year.
TBM breaks through at Chile’s Los Condores project
A major milestone has been reached at the 150MW Los Condores Hydroelectric Power Project in Chile, with a Robbins 4.6m diameter Crossover machine having bored a 3.3km long tunnel...
Tunnelling milestone reached at Snowy 2.0 as new TBM launched
Developers of the Snowy 2.0 pumped-storage scheme, the largest renewable energy project in Australia, have celebrated its inaugural tunnelling milestone, with the project’s first...
Local precast factory launched for Australia’s Snowy 2.0 project
The 130,000 concrete segments that will line the tunnels for the 2GW Snowy 2.0 pumped storage project in Australia will be produced locally, with Snowy Hydro announcing the launch of...
Largest hydropower plant in Nepal enters operation
The Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project (UTKHEP) has been placed into operation in Nepal, with its 456MW capacity making it the largest hydropower plant in the country.
TBM breakthrough achieved at Kemano T2 hydro project
A major construction milestone has been reached at Rio Tinto’s Kemano T2 hydropower project in British Columbia with the tunnel boring machine breaking through and completing its journey.
Turbine installation starts at Julius Nyerere project, Tanzania
A joint venture of The Arab Contractors and Elsewedy Electric has begun installation works of the first turbine parts for the Julius Nyerere Hydropower Plant and Dam in Tanzania,...
Breakthrough achieved at Polihali diversion tunnels
A significant milestone has been achieved in the construction of Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) with the double breakthrough of the two diversion tunnels on...
Tarbela 5th Extension project breaks ground
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday performed the ground breaking for the US$807 million Tarbela 5th Extention Hydropower Project (T-5), being developed under the...
Milestone at Mohmand dam as two portions of diversion tunnel connected
The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has announced that two portions of Diversion Tunnel 2 at the Mohmand Dam project have been connected with precision, marking...
Dams are vital to meet power and water challenges says Pakistan PM
The construction of new dams and reservoirs is vital to meet the impending challenges of water shortage and power generation in Pakistan, the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has said.
W Resources completes dam at Spanish mine
Mining company W Resources Plc has successfully completed the construction of a new water dam at the La Parrilla mine in Spain to resolve an issue of high water levels and allow...
Tender for Polihali Transfer Tunnel construction, Lesotho
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has launched the tender for the construction of the Polihali Transfer Tunnel – a major contract in Phase II of the Lesotho...
Granite wins dam construction contract in Texas, US
Granite Construction has won a $160 million contract from the Upper Trinity Regional Water District for work on the Leon Hurse Dam project in Ladonia, Texas.
Construction progressing on Little Long Dam Safety project, Canada
Ontario Power Generation has announced that work is progressing on the Little Long Dam Safety project in northeast Ontario, Canada, with the project set to improve dam safety on...
Access tunnel complete at Mohmand Dam, work continues across different sites
The access tunnel to allow swift excavation of diversion tunnels at Mohmand Dam in Pakistan has been completed, with construction work progressing simultaneously on nine different...
MHWirth pile top drill rigs utilised at Boone Dam repair project
MHWirth has announced that its pile top drill rigs have recently finished drilling works for the new underground cut-off wall at the Boone Dam repair project in Tennessee, US.
Repair plan unveiled for Toddbrook Reservoir
The Canal & River Trust charity has unveiled a permanent repair plan for restoring Toddbrook Reservoir in Whaley Bridge, England, UK.
First TBM commissioned for Snowy 2.0
The first of three technologically advanced tunnel-boring machines (TBMs) assigned to Snowy 2.0 has been commissioned, marking a major milestone for the Australian renewable energy project.