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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 …

Power-to-X: Will Kenya switch to 100% green energy?

New prospects for Africa with innovative hydrogen technology: Can Kenya lead the region to a sustainable future with hydrogen and ammonia? Our experts are developing a Power-to-X action plan. Commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), our energy experts are once again actively involved in Africa’s green future: They are developing an action …

Construction of South Asia’s longest water tunnel begins

The island nation of Sri Lanka aims to better manage its water resources. To that end, the Mahaweli Ministry of Irrigation has launched a major investment program for sustainable irrigation and drinking water supplied from the Mahaweli River Basin. Tractebel’s experts are providing detailed engineering design and construction supervision of a major irrigation tunnel in …

Sudan’s first wind turbine crosses the Sahara

The first wind turbine in Sudan will provide power to 14,000 people. It will also demonstrate the potential for sustainable energy generation in Africa’s third-largest nation. Tractebel is providing support for the tendering process and implementation. Nearly half the population of Sudan does not have access to energy. This is set to change. A new …

Positive energy trend continues in Poland

Poland lays the foundations for a carbon-neutral future with the construction of another two onshore wind farms in the northwest of the country. Our experts analysed the projects and are supervising construction.  In February 2021, the Polish government adopted a new energy policy for the decarbonization of the energy sector, known as Poland’s Energy Policy until 2040 (PEP 2040). The policy focuses on increased production and use …

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 …

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 …

Energy transition: Waste wood as a concept for coal phase-out

Reduce CO2 – burn waste wood instead of coal! Our concept study shows how the Bremen-Farge coal-fired power plant in northern Germany can switch to waste wood combustion as early as 2024. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is considered the main cause of climate change. Tractebel is therefore looking for solutions to reduce greenhouse gas. To that end, the coal-fired power …