Major engineering milestone as Lesotho dam achieves full capacity

Metolong Dam Lesotho

This article first appeared in Engineering News on 23 August 2018. The new $100-million Metolong Dam in Lesotho has achieved a significant project success this year, with the dam spilling for the first time since its comple...

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Solar-hydro hybrid schemes can help fulfil Africa’s energy needs

Solar-hydro hybrid schemes can help fulfil Africa’s energy needs [caption id="attachment_2295" align="alignnone" width="395"] By Riyaadh Hassim and Louiza van Vuuren[/caption] The evidence for climate change is clear world...

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LHDA appoints JV to oversee Polihali dam design, construction

Lesotho Dam

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has appointed the Matla a Metsi joint venture to oversee the R445-million design and construction of the Polihali dam. The dam is one of the two main water transfer components of...

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Local expert recognised for geotechnical contribution


"Tunnelling is evident in every part of people's lives from water supply and sewerage, road and rail transportation, power, and even underground cabling for communication and internet coverage," says Ron Tluczek, senior associate ...

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SA hydro plant reaches commercial operation

SA Hydro Plant

In South Africa, the Stortemelk Hydro Power Plant reached its commercial operation in July 2016. Having won preferred bidder status in round 2 of government's renewable energy programme, Renewable Energy Holdings (REH) has now ac...

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