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Georgia HPP project of 13.7 MW to get EBRD funding

18.12.2018


The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved lending USD 6.9 million (EUR 6.1m) for the construction of 13.7 MW of hydropower plants (HPPs) in Georgia. In a press release on Friday, the EBRD said it will provide the financing as part of an up to USD-14-million long-term senior loan under the Risk…



Russia to develop two large HPPs in Uzbekistan

14.12.2018


Russia will take part in the development of a feasibility study for the construction of the Mullalak and Verkhnepskemsk hydro power plants on the Pskem river in Uzbekistan, Uzbek media reported. Chairman of the Board, General Director of PJSC RusHydro Nikolai Shulginov and Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, Minister of Finance Jamshid Kuchkarov held talks…



RusHydro, PowerChina To Look At Hydropower Projects In Russia

30.11.2018


Russia’s hydropower giant RusHydro and Chinese engineering firm PowerChina agreed Thursday to identify potential projects to cooperate on in Russia, according to the Russian utility’s press release. MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 29th November, 2018) Russia’s hydropower giant RusHydro and Chinese engineering firm PowerChina agreed Thursday to identify potential projects to cooperate on in…



Roghun hydropower plant ready to generate electricity

19.11.2018


A group of journalists arrived in the Roghun hydropower plant site on November 14 in order to see firsthand how the first facility of the Roghun power plant is being prepared for introducing into operation, news.tj reports. An official launch of the first unit of the Roghun HPP into operation is set for November 16…



Georgia Capital’s Water Utility Arm Commissions Hydro Power Plant

03.10.2018


Georgia Capital PLC on Tuesday said its water utility business, Georgia Global Utilities, has commissioned its 2.5 megawatt Bodorna hydro power plant near Tbilisi. Contruction of the power plant began in November 2017 and has had a total project cost so far of GEL10.0 million, equivalent to approximately GBP3.0 million. It was financed through a…



Uzbekistan eyes to increase use of its hydropower potential

02.10.2018


Uzbekistan is using 23-24 percent of the available hydropower potential, that is, hydropower plants of the country generate about 7 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, which is only 13 percent of the total electricity generated in the country, according to the information of Uzbekhydroenergo, Uzbek media reported. It is necessary to bring this figure…



ABB to provide converter stations for clean energy link in Central Asia

27.09.2018


Swiss power and automation group ABB (VTX:ABBN) has won an order to supply high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations for a 1.3-GW link that will carry hydropower from generation sites in the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan to consumption areas in Pakistan. The USD-330 million (EUR 280m) order for the converter stations in Tajikistan and Pakistan…



Swedish, Spanish firms win $330m contract for converter stations

25.09.2018


The Inter-Governmental Council of the Central Asia-South Asia (Casa) 1,000 power supply project has announced the award of $330-million high-voltage transmission facility contracts to ABB of Sweden and Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios of Spain. The two companies will build two high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations in Tajikistan and Pakistan. The signing agreement for the…



ASA-1000 Inter – Governmental Council Announces Award of $330 million High Voltage Transmission Facility Contracts


High-voltage direct current converter stations to bring renewable hydropower from Central Asia to load centers in Pakistan The CASA-1000 Power Transmission Project countries, through the project’s Inter-Governmental Council (IGC), are pleased to announce the placement of an order of around US$330 million to ABB of Sweden and Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios of Spain to build…



Armenian government toughens guidelines for construction of hydropower plants

06.09.2018


An Armenian government session approved today a set of amendments to the Water Code, providing for tougher guidelines for the construction of small hydropower plants (HPP). Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources Minister Erik Grigoryan said the amendments include the list of rivers, including those in which rare species of fish listed in the Red Book…