Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges - EnergiePeru

Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges - EnergiePeru


Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges

29 to 31 October 2012 ~ Bilbao, Spain

Organized by: Supporting organizations include:

HYDRO 2012 will again bring together the world hydropower community from about

80 countries, to discuss potential and plans for future large and small-scale hydro

development. Panellists will discuss investment in hydropower: new financing strategies,

economic aspects; risk management; multipurpose benefits; and public perception of

hydropower. Technical presentations will reflect innovations in technology,

design trends, how to enhance safety, efficiency and economy in operation, and new

engineering challenges. International collaboration and integrated regional development

will be other key issues, along with environmental and social aspects and climate change.

Don’t miss this opportunity to play a role in the future of hydro.

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The annual conferences organized by Hydropower & Dams are the world’s most

international events held in Europe for the hydropower profession. HYDRO 2011, which

took place in Prague, Czech Republic, in October, attracted more than 1300 participants

representing 75 countries.

The emphasis each year is on encouraging the advancement of carefully planned hydro

plants in the less developed countries of Africa and Asia, where there is vast unexploited

potential, and the greatest need for new capacity. Technical sessions are complemented by

high-level panel discussions, debates, inter-active workshops and side events.

The events are co-hosted by the national power authority of the host country, and supported

by the major international and national energy and water-related professional associations,

such as ICOLD, IEA, WEC, ICID, IWRA, ESHA and BHA, as well as the World Bank, African

Development Bank, EIB, the Asian Development Bank and others.

Past events have taken place in: Budapest (1994); Barcelona (1995); Lausanne (1996);

Portoroz (1997); Aix en Provence (1998); Gmunden (1999); Bern (2000); Riva del Garda (2001);

Kiris (2002); Dubrovnik (2003); Porto (2004); Villach (2005); Porto Carras (2006); Granada

(2007); Ljubljana (2008); Lyon (2009); Lisbon (2010); and Prague (2011).


As policy makers begin to take a more positive view of hydropower, and new hydro projects are

going ahead in the places where they are most urgently needed, our HYDRO 2012 conference will

make a contribution to the major task of turning policies into practice.

These aims will be achieved through papers carefully selected by the International Steering

Committee, working closely with the H&D team, and by the arrangement of a broad range of

sessions, panel discussions and workshops.

The Iberian peninsular is currently one of the most active regions of Europe concerning hydro,

particularly pumped-storage, development. Many upgrade schemes are also underway, and one of

Europe’s first commercial wave powerplants is in operation in the Bay of Biscay.

We look forward to welcoming delegations from more than 80 countries, as well as high level

representatives of the financial community, and the water-related professional associations.


Parallel sessions will be held on technical, financial/economic, and environmental/social

aspects. Large and small hydro will be covered, along with associated civil engineering

challenges. Interactive discussion will be encouraged through panels and workshops.

As in previous years, the leading countries of the world for hydropower development, such as

China, India, Russia, Iran, Vietnam, Brazil, Canada, and many others, will be well represented,

which will lead to a constructive international exchange of experience.


•All those active in advancing world hydropower, through research, planning, project

financing, design and construction, operation and maintenance, upgrading and refurbishment.

•Others advising on specialized aspects such as environmental protection, stakeholder

dialogue, safety enhancement, software for planning, maximizing economic benefits.

•University lecturers and students, who together will ensure that hydropower expertise

is sustainable, and accessible in all parts of the world.


Rooms are being reserved for HYDRO 2012 participants at a number of selected hotels close

to the Euskalduna Congress Centre. The main 5* hotel, adjacent to the Congress Centre,

is the elegant Melia, designed by a Mexican architect. Rooms will be available at hotels in

all categories, all in walking distance of Euskalduna and of the centre of town.


The AMI Hydropower Foundation was created in 2007 to assist the participation of delegates

from the less developed countries to our annual Hydro Conferences. Revenue from each year’s

conference is transferred into the Foundation, and additional contributions are received from

companies and individuals in the profession. This is an independent charitable foundation,

governed by a board of international trustees. If you or your company would like to co-sponsor

participants from one of the less developed countries, you can find more details about the

Foundation on our website:


The Hydropower & Dams team is delighted to welcome the world hydropower community

to the elegant city of Bilbao, Spain for HYDRO 2012.

The city, which hosts the prestigious Guggenheim Museum, is the capital of Biscay in the

Basque Country of Spain. It achieved city status in 1300 at the same time as it was granted

control of the maritime traffic entering its estuary. Bilbao retains elements of its historic

past, but having undergone a major revitalization, is today characterized by modern cultural

centres, art galleries, world class restaurants, and a state-of-the-art congress centre,

the design of which echoes the city’s long history of shipbuilding.

Iberdrola, which is headquartered in Bilbao, is the largest hydro company in Spain and is

currently investing €9 billion in developing hydropower projects and other renewable

energy sources.



The city of Bilbao, on the northwest

coast of Spain, between the

Cantabrian mountains and the

Pyrenees, is easily accessible from all

parts of the world. The international

airport, located 9 km north of the city,

is served by many major airlines,

such as Iberia, Air France, Lufthansa,

TAP Portugal, Air Berlin, Air Europe,

Brussels Air, and EasyJet.

There are also excellent road and rail

links with the major European cities.

The Euskalduna Congress Centre

is in the centre of town, close to all

hotels and to the Guggenheim


The Welcome Reception will take place at the Alhóndiga centre for art and culture, well

known for its large ornate pillars, and its modern art gallery. The building was originally a

wine warehouse, designed by the Basque architect Ricardo Bastida in collaboration with

Thibaut Matthieu. Today it is a multipurpose venue, redesigned in modernist style by French

designer Philippe Starck. As well as the art gallery, which can be visited during our

Reception, there is a library, small studios, cafés and other cultural facilities.

The HYDRO 2012 Conference Dinner will be an exceptional gastronomic experience, in the

elegant Azurmendi restaurant, which is the proud holder of 2 Michelin stars. World famous

Basque chef Eneko Atxa (see photo above right) is considered an important reference in

international haute cuisine. The Azurmendi complex has the largest txakoli wine cellar of

Biscaya, and delegates will have a chance to taste the finest of these wines before dinner.

The restaurant is based on a concept of sustainable development, including extensive use of

solar power, recycling of rainwater, and the use of home-grown organic vegetables.


A pre-conference tour, available to all participants on the day of registration (Sunday 28th

October) will provide an opportunity to see the main sights of the city, including a visit to the

famous Guggenheim museum.

Accompanying persons will be offered three excursions, including the opportunity to

visit the old and new quarters of Bilbao, and surrounding places of interest, such as the

picturesque coastal town of San Sebastian, and the monasteries of La Rioja.

A short excursion will be offered to the Mutriku wave power scheme, on Spain’s west coast

not far from Bilbao. A post conference tour is also being planned to La Muela pumpedstorage

plant, which is undergoing a major upgrade with the addition of four new 210 pumpturbines.

The project, near Valencia, has a number of innovative features.

The 6th International Symposium on RCC Dams will take place in Zaragoza just before HYDRO

2012, and we are working in collaboration with SPANCOLD to facilitate arrangements for those

who wish to attend both events. SPANCOLD has organized a tour to RCC dams which will

follow the RCC meeting, and end in Bilbao, in time to register for HYDRO 2012.


Papers submitted for the Conference are currently (May 2012) being reviewed, and the technical

programme will be announced shortly. Some highlights this year will include:

• a panel discussion and two technical sessions on current pumped-storage developments

• three panels led by IEA Hydro, covering: research on carbon emissions from reservoirs;

hydropower services; and powerplant upgrades

• a discussion on hydro as part of national industrial heritage

• a workshop on alkali aggregate reaction in concrete

• sessions on small hydro led by ESHA and INSHP

• descriptions of major current hydro schemes in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America

Potential and development needs

World potential and development priorities

Planning tools

Project financing

New approaches to financing

Co-financing experience

Risk management

Legal and institutional aspects

Commercial and economic aspects

Economic analysis

Legal and regulatory aspects

Carbon trading

Concession arrangements

Environmental and social aspects

Improving the consultation process

Flora and fauna protection

Environmental and strategic impact assessment

Multipurpose schemes

Evaluating ancillary benefits

Multi-criteria decision-making

Operational issues

Hydraulic and electrical machinery

Research, modelling, design and testing

Environment-friendly design

Abrasion protection

Enhancing efficiency

Hydro in synergy with other renewables

Examples of integrated developments

Back-up systems for intermittent sources

Grid optimization and management

The role and benefits of pumped storage

Role in the grid and ancillary benefits

Technical innovation

S. Alam, France

J. Antunes Sobrinho, Brazil

I. Araki, Japan

E.M. Baardsen, ADB

E. Bellendir, Russian Federation

L. Berga Casafont, Spain


H. Brekke, Norway

R. Bucher, Germany

J.M. Buil Sanz, Spain

A. Carrère, France

D. Develay, France

J-M. Devernay, France

M. De Vivo, France

Dr E. Doujak, Austria

I. Ekpo, Nigeria

M. François, France

J. Freitas, Portugal

M.A. Gómez Balandra, Mexico

M. Gopalakrishnan

M. Gospodjinacki, Slovenia

R. Grether, Germany

F. Griffin, UK

J. Gummer, Australia

C.R. Head, UK

A. Hughes, UK

F. Isambert, France

R.E. Israelsen, USA

Jia Jinsheng, China

Ø. Johansen, Norway

C. Kayitenkore, Burundi

H. Keck, Switzerland

V. Kercan, Slovenia

H. Kreuzer, Switzerland

T. Kunz, Switzerland

U Myo Myint, Myanmar

System management

Optimizing reservoir operation

Software developments

Operation and maintenance

Grid management

Small hydro

Innovative approaches to SHP

Rural electrification

Appropriate technology

Developments in marine energy

Tidal and wave power potential and research

Research, development and innovation

In-stream/ultra low head systems

Upgrading and plant life extension

Economic modelling

Upgrading of equipment and civil works

Adding pumped storage

Enhancing environmental aspects

The image of hydro

Improving communications/public relations

Historical hydro: preserving cultural heritage

Aesthetics of dams and hydro

Civil engineering

Spillway design and operation

Tunnels and underground power caverns

Assessing risk and designing for safety

Project management

Site supervision

On-site safety of personnel

Sedimentation management

Advance planning to avoid sedimentation

Design case studies

Sediment removal options


R. Lafitte, Switzerland

F. Lempérière, France

B. Leyland, New Zealand

Lin Chuxue, China

Liu Heng, China

F. Louis, France

P. Mason, UK

L. Mouvet, Switzerland

N. and L. Nielsen, Australia

A. Nombre, Burkina Faso

J. Palacios Saiz, Spain

A. Palmieri, World Bank

B. Pelikan, Austria

B. Petry, The Netherlands

I. Phiri, Zambia

J. Polimón López, Spain

J. Plummer, UK

Do Doc Quan, Vietnam

V. Radchenko, Russian Federation

P.J. Rae, USA

J.R. Rojas Morales, Costa Rica

F. C. da Rocha e Silva, Portugal

E.V. Rosico Ramon, Spain

J. Rup˘cic, Croatia

A. Schleiss, Switzerland

K. Seelos, Norway

J-J. Simond, Switzerland

B. Tardieu, France

J. Thanopoulos, Greece

S. Tickodri-Togboa, Uganda

B. Trouille, USA

C.V.J. Varma, India

J.G. Warnock, UK

G.M. Wedam, Austria

D.A. Williams, UK

J. Yagüe, Spain

Room 1

(Sala 1)


room 4 & 5

Room 3

(Sala 3)

Room 2

(Sala 2)



An important element of HYDRO 2012 will be the major international Technical Exhibition which will extend throughout the Congress Centre,

alongside the conference rooms. About 240 companies active in the hydro and dams profession will demonstrate their expertise and scope of

supplies or services.

• International delegates from more than 85 countries, including heads of national utilities, and regional power and water boards, powerplant

owners and operators, leading consultants and contractors will have the opportunity to visit exhibitors during all coffee and lunch breaks,

as well as at the social events, where all exhibitors are welcome. This represents a unique opportunity, over three days, to make valuable new

contacts from countries where major hydro development programmes are under way and planned.

A cocktail reception will take place in the Exhibition Halls after the conference

sessions on Tuesday afternoon.

• Exhibitors are entitled to one free conference registration, and additional

discounted rates.

• Exhibition space is generally sold in units of 6 m2 UPPER EXHIBITION LEVEL

. The price per unit is €2900,

which includes the fabricated stand, a table and two chairs, panels suitable

for mounting posters, a name sign, and an electricity supply. Additional furniture

can be ordered from our recommended sub-contractor.

• Opportunities are available to co-sponsor meals, coffee breaks, apéritifs,

receptions, water coolers, bags or other items. This is a memorable way to

bring your company to the attention of the international participants.

For details of the exhibition or sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Mr Lukas Port, Mrs Maria Loredo or Miss Melanie Ganz: Tel: +44 20 8773 7250 / 51 /52




(See plan above)

Stands available: €2900

Stands sold

Catering areas

Internet stations

Column size φ 0.75m


Poster displays




Poster display



(status July 2012)

ABB AG, Austria 167

Agudio SpA, Italy 036

Alstom 140

AquaVision Engineering, Switzerland 016

Amitech, Switzerland 197

Andritz Hydro, Austria 110

Ansaldo Sistemi Industriali SPA, Italy 156

Arcus Gibb, South Africa 127

ASL, AQFlow, Canada 108

ATB Riva Calzoni SpA, Italy 107

Basler Electric, France 122

Bernard Bonnefond, France 151

Böhler Welding, Austria 178

Bosch Rexroth AG, Germany 123

British Hydropower Association, UK 031

& UK Trade & Investment

Bruel & Kjær Vibro, Austria 209

Camuna Idroelettrica, SpA, Italy 050

Carpi Tech, Switzerland 093

Cesari Hydro SpA, Italy 128

CG Electric Systems, Hungary 030

Chesterton International GmbH, Germany 155

CNC Tvar s.r.o., Czech Republic 085

d2fc Energy valves, France 105

DFME Sp zoo, Poland 134

DSD Noell, Germany 042

Dutch Dredging, Netherlands 165

Damen Dredging Equipment, Netherlands 165

Dyrhoff Ltd, UK 177

Eisenbeiss, GmbH, Austria 132

Elprom-ZEM Co, Bulgaria 188

Emerson, Europe 038

Energomashexport Corp LLC, Russia 067

Engevix Engenharia SA, Brazil 062

EPFL-LMH, Switzerland 016

European Small Hydropower Association 012

Farab Co, Iran 194

Federal Mogul Deva, Germany 106

Feugier Environnement, France 142

FGTI, France 193

Flame Spray S.p.A., Italy 181

Franke-Filter GmbH, Germany 135

Gamesa-Cantarey-Reinosa, Spain 185

Gardner Denver, UK 031

GE Energy, Power Conversion Business, France 086

Gess-CZ s.r.o., Czech Republic 141

GGB Bearing Technology, Brazil 060

Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon, UK 031

Global Hydro Energy, Austria 192

Glual Hydraulics, Spain 162

Hef-Durferrit, France 049

Hibbard Inshore, USA 020

Hongcheng Hydro Valves, China 176

Hutchinson Transmission, France 205

Hydreo, France 023

Hydroenergi, Norway 018

Hydro Engineering SA, Romania 143

Hydroplus, France 118

Hydropower & Dams, The Int. Journal on 094

Hydroventuri, UK 031

HydroVision GmbH, Germany 022

Iberdrola, Spain 200

IDG, France 193

IES, Italy 066

IMHP, Spain 063

IMS-Autalem, S.L. 179

Indar Electric, Spain 109

Ingeteam, Spain 113

Ingos, s.r.o., Czech Republic 130

Intpow, Norway 090


Italian Industrial Agency 164

James Walker, UK 083

Jeumont Electric, France 119

JSC Institute Hydroproject, Russia 053

KGAL, UK 031

Kinemetrics Inc, USA 158

Kon˘car, Croatia 089

KTI-Plersh, Germany 122

Kuenz, Austria 095

Leroy Somer, France 037

Litostroj Power, Slovenia 069

Lloyd Dynamowerke GmbH & Co, Germany 203

Lufkin, France 169

Manitowoc, Canada 117

Marelli Motori SpA, Italy 157

Mavel, Czech Republic 186

MC Monitoring SA, Switzerland 206

Mecamidi, France 145

Meggitt, Switzerland 147

Montanhydraulik GmbH, Germany 160

Mott Mac Donald, UK 146

National Electric Coil, USA 150

Nord-Lock, France 163

Numeca International, Belgium 129

Obermeyer Hydro Inc, USA 175

Oiles Deutschland GmbH, Germany 034

Pan Italia di G. Dalla Pozza, Italy 076

Pan Metallgesellschaft & Co. KG, Germany 076

Panolin Swiss Oil Technology, Switzerland 027

Power Machines, Russia 051

Power Vision Engineering, Switzerland 016

PXL Industries, France 159

Rainpower AS, Norway 025

Repack-S, France 138

Rittmeyer AG, Switzerland 035

Rubberart Ltd, Brazil 101

Ruhfus Systemhydraulik GmbH, Germany 088

Savatech, Slovenia 180

Sequoia Scientific, USA 202

Serman energy, Italy 017

Schmiedewerke Gröditz GmbH, Germany 171

Scope Hydro, Russia 021

Siemens AG, Austria 190

Simem, Italy 036

Simulaciones y Proyectos SL, Spain 204

SKF Sealing Solutions, Austria 133

S M Seals, UK 031

Stahlhandel Gröditz GmbH, Germany 171

Stern Hidráulica, Spain 001

Studio Pietrangeli, Italy 092

Talleres Aratz, S.A., Spain 075

Tamanini Hydro Srl, Italy 009

Thordon Bearings In., Canada 131

TES Vsetin, s.r.o., Czech Republic 187

Tractebel Engineering, France 87

Trelleborg, UK 031

Uljanik Tesu DD Pula, Croatia 008

VAG-Armaturen, Germany 207

Vaphydro, Bulgaria 081

Veidekke Asphalt Core Dams, Norway 174

Verkis/ Mannvit / Landsvirkjun, Iceland 136

Veski Ltd, Croatia 173

Voith Hydro Holding GmbH, Germany 120

Walo Bertschinger AG, Switzerland 144

Water Gen Power, Italy 033

Worthington Products Inc, USA 054

Yapi-tek Group, Turkey 017

Zeco, Italy 065

ZRE Gdansk SA, Poland 208

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