SMEC awarded contracts in Nepal and Malawi

Date of Release: 
Nov 5 2015

SMEC has recently announced it has been awarded deals to work on hydropower and dam schemes in Nepal and Malawi.

The company revealed it has been awarded a contract by the Government of Nepal's Department of Electricity Development to provide detailed engineering designs and Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA) on the 20MW Budhi Ganga hydropower project.

Located on the Budhi Ganga River in the Far-Western Development Region of Nepal, this project is a run-of-river scheme designed to generate an average of 2520GWh per year. The objectives of the project are:


Locals reject consultation on Burma’s divisive Tasang Dam project

Date of Release: 
Oct 14 2015

SMEC, the Australian company carrying out the environmental and social impact assessment (EIA/SIA) for Shan State’s Tasang Dam will be unable to produce a meaningful EIA/SIA because it has allowed relations with locals to deteriorate irreversibly.

The planned 282 meter high Tasang Dam in Mong Ton Township on the Upper Salween River will not only be the largest of seven dams planned for the Salween River in Burma (also known as Myanmar), it will also be the highest dam in Southeast Asia.

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