Asia and Oceania

India, Bhutan sign power deal for 1,020-MW Tala

Ministers of India and Bhutan signed agreements July 28 for long-term cooperation on hydropower development and for India's purchase of power from the 1,020-MW Tala hydroelectric project being built in Bhutan with Indian assistance.

China’s Dongfang to equip Vietnam’s 97-MW Cua Dat

Dongfang Electrical Machinery Co. of China has signed an US$18 million contract to equip the 97-MW Cua Dat hydropower plant being built in Vietnam's Thanh Hoa Province.

India minister commissions first unit of 1,000-MW Tehri

India Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde formally commissioned the 1,000 Tehri Dam hydroelectric project July 30 on the Bhagirathi River in Uttaranchal State.

India firm seeks bids to build, equip three small projects

Ascent Hydro Projects Ltd. seeks global bids for electro-mechanical equipment and domestic bids for civil works and hydro-mechanical equipment for three small projects on Sutlej River in Himachal Pradesh State.

Iran seeks Haji-arab, Kharrud watershed studies

Iran's Ministry of Interior seeks expressions of interest from consultants to study watershed management in the Haji-arab and Kharrud basins of Qazvin Region.

India state seeks consultants for hydrological system

Hydro developer Uttaranchal Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. seeks expressions of interest by August 5 from consultants to prepare a detailed project report on establishing a hydrological information system in the hydro-rich Uttaranchal State.

Construction begins at Vietnam’s 180-MW Srepok 3

Vietnam hydro plant and infrastructure builder Cavico Corp. announced July 18 its affiliate, VINAVICO, has begun construction preparations for the 180-MW Srepok 3 hydroelectric project.

Armenia seeks bids to refurbish Kechut Dam

The government of Armenia seeks bids by August 25 for rehabilitation of Kechut Dam, construction of a new spillway, and installation of dam safety measures.

India firm to equip Afghanistan’s 42-MW Salma

India's Water and Power Consultancy Services (India) Ltd. (WAPCOS) has awarded a contract to Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) of India to supply electro-mechanical equipment for rehabilitation and completion of Afghanistan's 42-MW Salma Dam hydroelectric project.

India’s NHPC again seeks bidders for 330-MW Kishanganga

India's National Hydroelectric Power Corp. has renewed its call for applications to pre-qualify for construction of the 330-MW Kishanganga hydropower project.