Dam Design and Construction

Holter Dam was inducted into the Hydro Hall of Fame thanks to its long life of performing with high reliability. Successful construction of this dam, on the Missouri River in Montana, required a decade and two different owners. By Jo Dee Black Holter Dam and the associated 48-MW powerhouse — located on the Missouri River...
New Development

Controversy continues to shadow the development of the Grand Inga III project, with the latest arising from a report titled ‘I Need You, I Don’t Need You: South Africa and Inga III,’ which probes South Africa’s commitment to the project. The joint report, issued by the Congo Research Group and consulting firm Phuzumoya Consulting, looks into...
New Development

Malaysia-based Serba Dinamik International Limited (SDIL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad (SDHB), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nepal-based Hydro Village Private Limited (HVPL) for development and operation of the 57.3-MW Myagdi Khola hydro project. The project is estimated to cost about US$100 million, and HVPL has executed a...
New Development

Ecuadoran state power generator Elecaustro plans to begin studies this year for its 21.8-MW Soldados-Yanuncay hydro project. The company has invited Lombardi-Andina, Acotecnic, Ctotal, Raster, Ingestruct and Inypsa to submit offers for the work at month-end. The 120-day contract covers design, technical specifications and investment for the run-of-river plant, which would be built in Azuay...
Small Hydro

FDC Utilities Inc., the energy unit of Gotianun Group, plans to build the 26-MW Pampang hydropower project in the municipalities of Santa Fe in Nueva Vizcaya and San Nicolas in Pangasinan, Philippines. The run-of-river project will tap the Pampang River, with a low dam built to regulate the flow. FDCUI said in a statement it...