Asia and Oceania

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.

India utility seeks transformer for 105-MW Loktak

National Hydroelectric Power Corp. seeks bids by June 22 to supply a transformer for the 105-MW Loktak hydroelectric project, which is undergoing refurbishment on the Loktak River in India's Manipur State.

China approves third-largest hydro project

China has given initial approval for the country's third-largest hydropower station, 12,000-MW Baihetan, to be built on the lower reaches of the Jinsha River on the border between Sichuan and Yunnan provinces.

Consultants sought for India basin hydro study

The World Bank invites expressions of interest by June 24 from consultants to perform an India River Basin Optimization Study in the area of hydropower planning and development.

India state pre-qualifies builders of 12 small projects

Kerala State's Small Hydro Promotion Cell (SHPC) invites applications for pre-qualification from independent power producers or potential power consumers to develop 12 small hydropower projects in Kerala. Responses are due June 15.

Equipment, construction sought for two small India projects

Cimaron Power Ltd. and AT Hydro (P) Ltd. seek bids in July for hydro-mechanical works and construction of the 5-MW Tarailla 2 and 5-MW Upper Tarailla hydropower projects in Chamba District of India's Himachal Pradesh State.

Construction, equipment sought for India’s 330-MW Shrinagar

Alaknanda Hydro Power Co. Ltd. seeks bids by July 17 in separate solicitations for civil and hydro-mechanical works and electro-mechanical works for the 330-MW Shrinagar hydroelectric project on the Alaknanda River in India's Uttaranchal State.

China celebrates completion of Three Gorges Dam

China completed construction May 20 of the giant Three Gorges Dam wall, a milestone in the world's largest hydroelectric project which is also designed to tame the flood-prone Yangtze river.

China to invest in Mozambique’s 1,300-MW Mphanda Nkuwa

China's Export-Import Bank (Eximbank) will invest US$2.3 billion in the construction of the 1,300-MW Mphanda Nkuwa hydroelectric project on Mozambique's Zambezi River, officials said.