China's Datang International Power Generation Co. Ltd. says it will form a joint venture with Chinese partner Ganzi Prefecture Gantou Hydropower Development Co. Ltd. to build and operate two hydropower projects in Sichuan Province totaling 3,400 MW.
Hydro plant and infrastructure builder Cavico Corp. announced preparations are advancing for the 13.5-MW Dasiat and 36-MW Van Chan hydropower projects in Vietnam.
China's Hubei Guangrun Electricity Generation Co. Ltd. (HGEG) is launching a new phase of the World Bank-funded Hubei Hydropower Development Project that includes construction of the 18-MW Hongwawu and 10-MW Zhamushui hydroelectric projects in Jianshi County, Enshi Prefecture of Hubei Province.
Indonesia utility PT PLN Persero has awarded a US$1.35 million contract to a consortium to provide consulting services for the 1,000-MW Upper Cisokan pumped-storage project in West Java.
Iran Water and Power Resources Development Co. invites applications for pre-qualification for design, construction, and financing of the 450-MW Roudbar Loresstan hydroelectric project in Loresstan Province, Iran.
State utility Uttaranchal Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (UJVNL) has awarded development contracts to five bidders for nine hydroelectric projects in Uttaranchal State totaling 199.1 MW.