HYDRO 2021 Call for papers
Strasbourg, France ~ 25 to 27 October 2021

Hydropower & Dams

A bi-monthly journal dedicated to the dissemination of information in the hydropower and dams industry and related fields.

A message from the Aqua~Media Team

At a time when meetings cannot take place, we are aware that it is especially important to keep our profession well informed, through our journal and website, and we are glad to be able to continue our work at the usual pace. Meanwhile, we send warm wishes to our readers around the world. We hope you are making your way as well as possible through this crisis, and we express again our deepest sympathy to all who have been directly affected, or who have lost loved ones, friends or colleagues.

World Atlas 2020

The World Atlas and Industry Guide 2020 is out now

The new World Atlas has now been published, containing updates to data for more than 180 countries worldwide, with a focus on hydropower and other renewable energy development.

Currently the World Atlas is only available to purchase as part of a subscription because of working from home restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The World Atlas is available as a printed or digital version.


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Industry Guide

A searchable database of more than 1300 companies active in fields related to hydropower and dams.

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Important information about our activities.

Join CHINCOLD’s On-line Forum

This on-line Forum is developed as a capacity building program, focusing on "New Requirements on Sustainable Development & Dam safety and state-of-the-art technology", to promote sustainable development of reservoir dams and hydropower, and share the state-of-the-art experiences.

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HYDRO, ASIA and AFRICA event updates

Please see details of the upcoming HYDRO 2021 conference, and future dates for our face to face AFRICA and ASIA events.

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ICOLD 2020 Postponed

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ICOLD 2020, planned to take place in New Delhi, India, has been further postponed. Please see the event website for details of future plans.


Industry News

Keep up to date between issues.

Consultancy services sought for Fierza rehabilitation, Albania

Korporata Elektroenergjitike Shqiptare (KESH), Albania’s state power utility, invites prequalification applications by 8 February from eligible consultants to assist with reconstruction and replacement works at the Fierza hydropower plant on the Drin river, in the northern part of the country. The 500 MW Fierza hydropower dam is the uppermost in a cascade of three large storage plants on the Drin, with a combined capacity of 1350 MW. Based on its position and the volume of the reservoir, Fierza plays a key role in the exploitation, regulation and safe operation of the Drin cascade.

Electro- and hydromechanical equipment sought for small Swiss plants

Romande Energie of western Switzerland invites bids by 5 February for the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of electro- and hydromechanical equipment for two small hydro stations to be built in the Pays-d’Enhaut ,in the southwestern canton of Vaud. The Petit Revers and Etivaz Aux Plans plants will be built as part of a renewal of the water supply pipelines and infrastructure that deliver drinking water from Etivaz to the city of Lausanne. Three turbines will be installed at two separate sites to replace energy dissipators, which were built to dissipate the force of water associated with the steep slope.

Landsvirkjun seeks generator stator renewal at Búrfell

Landsvirkjun, Iceland’s state power producer, invites bids by 4 February for the supply of a complete stator for the synchronous generator at the 270 MW Búrfell hydrostation in southern Iceland. The contract entails the design, manufacture, testing, delivery to site, assembly, supervision of installation and final testing and commissioning of one complete stator to replace the Unit 4 stator. The contract also requires the supply of one set of spare parts, as specified in the tender documents. The contract is expected to be executed within 13 months of contract signing.

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