Asia and Oceania

India state reopens bids for independent power

India's Madhya Pradesh State has reopened a solicitation for independent power producers to build power plants of any technology, including hydropower, to sell electricity to the state-owned M.P. Power Trading Co. Ltd.

China firms to build 2,600-MW Changheba, 800-MW Huangjinping

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.

Vietnam’s Cavico begins work on 13.5-MW Dasiat, 36-MW Van Chan

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 to develop 18-MW Hongwawu, 10-MW Zhamushui

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 awards engineering for 1,000-MW Upper Cisokan

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 invites pre-qualification for 450-MW Roudbar Loresstan

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.

India state awards BOOT contracts for nine projects

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.

India firm seeks silt systems for 990-MW Dehar

Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) seeks bids by July 10 for six silt separators for the 990-MW Dehar hydroelectric project on Satluj River in India's Himachal Pradesh State.

China to reduce impacts of 13-dam Nu River plan

A Chinese environmental official says the government will make substantial changes to its plans for 13 hydroelectric dams on the Nu River, due to concerns about ecological and social effects in the southwestern province of Yunnan.

India’s NHPC seeks civil works for two projects

National Hydroelectric Power Corp. (NHPC) seeks bids in July for civil construction of the 45-MW Nimoo Bazgo and 44-MW Chutak hydroelectric projects in India.