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Snowy 2.0: A pumped-storage plant of colossal proportions

The expansion phase of the 4,100-MW Snowy Mountain hydroelectric scheme is currently underway with the Snowy 2.0 project. Our hydropower experts are working through the numerous and highly complex detailed design and working design studies of this landmark pumped-storage power plant.The iconic Snowy Mountain hydroelectric and irrigation scheme, originally built from 1949 through 1974, is …

Rehabilitating Georgia’s biggest hydropower plant

Energy boost in Georgia: Our experts are planning and supervising a wide variety of rehabilitation works at the Enguri hydropower plant, built in the 1970s. With a capacity of 1,300 MW, Enguri is the most important hydropower plant in the Georgian energy network. Located at the foot of the Caucasus Mountains, it generates about 4,000,000 …

ENR 2021 rankings: Tractebel among Top 5 ranking in Power

Tractebel is once again among the top 5 in the annual ranking “Top International Design Firms – Power” by the American magazine Engineering News Record (ENR). The company was able to maintain 5th position in the overall Power sector. In all subsegments, including hydropower, wind and solar, Tractebel holds top 10 places. Tractebel is committed …

Improving drinking water and environmental protection in China

Adaptation to climate change, access to clean drinking water and sanitary facilities for over 100 villages in Pingjiang County: Our experts from Tractebel GKW are providing China with consulting advice on dealing with disaster risk on the Miluo River in Hunan. Time and again in the rainy season, the sewers in this river region threaten …

Curbing the flow of pollution into the Ganges River

Water infrastructure rehabilitation in northern India’s Uttarakhand state will reduce the flow of wastewater into the Ganges River and improve sanitation for over 400,000 people. India’s 2,500 km-long Ganges River is of significant economic, environmental and cultural value. With a population of around 400 million, the river basin is the most populated in the world. It is …

Nepal harnesses its renewable energy potential with Tractebel

Good for economic growth, good for the climate: Nepal backs low-CO2 hydropower as a source of energy. Middle Bhotekoshi is Nepalese hydropower plants currently under construction with the support of our experts. Hydropower is a sustainable renewable energy with low carbon emissions. Nepal is harnessing its potential to generate energy for households and the economy, …

Water for bountiful harvests: which projects get priority in Georgia?

In the agricultural regions of Georgia, irrigation is a main driver of economic development. Tractebel is investigating improvement measures in a preliminary study, using its in-house developed EVALS modelling software. Citrus fruit, grapes, nuts, potatoes, tea – Georgia is known for its bounty of agricultural products, but successful cultivation requires reliable irrigation. To improve water …

NUR-SULTAN, KAZAKHSTAN - July 30, 2019: Beautiful panoramic aerial drone view to Ishim River Embankment and Nursultan (Astana) city center with skyscrapers and modern pedestrian bridge

Tailor-made water solutions realised in Kazakhstan

A tailor-made integrated water master plan (IWMP), with modern management tools created by our experts to optimise development and operation of water resources, will go far to resolving the water-related issues of this special city. Since March 2019 to August 2021 our experts have focussed on Nur-Sultan for the Astana City Akimat (ACA) Utilities Department. …

Prime Minister recognizes Tractebel’s contribution to Nepal’s largest hydropower plant

Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba honoured the work of our experts with a certificate of appreciation for the successful construction of the Upper Tamakoshi hydropower project. On March 19, 2022, Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba visited the Dolakha region to inaugurate the new 220 KV Khimti substation. Khimti is an important part of …

New educational opportunities for children in Niger

An education support program aims to improve learning conditions for students in the Tahoua region of Niger. Our Tractebel GKW team is managing the project and the associated investment fund.   The government of the Republic of Niger launched the “Program for the Promotion of Education” (PPE) in 2018. It is financed by KfW Entwicklungsbank, and invests in the construction of …

Nepal’s largest hydropower plant enters into operation

Green energy in abundance: Adding 456 MW of commercial production from the Upper Tamakoshi hydropower plant to the national grid enables Nepal to generate an energy surplus during the wet season. Our experts took over the implementation planning and construction management.   The Upper Tamakoshi Hydroelectric Project (UTKHEP) is a prestigious milestone in the energy …

More hydropower from existing plant

Tractebel’s hydropower experts are designing a resource-efficient pumped–storage plant in Austria, the Limberg III, which will increase the output of the Kaprun district power plants by around one third. For decades, the VERBUND power plant group in Kaprun has been supplying consumers with regenerative energy, both within Austria and beyond. A new pumped-storage power plant, Limberg III, will be built in the vicinity of Zell am See as an addition …