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About HRC  

    Co-sponsored by the United Nations Development Program and the Chinese government, Hangzhou Regional Center for Small Hydro Power (HRC) was established in 1981.

   The mission of HRC is to promote development of small hydro power (SHP) by conducting training, R+D, consultation, design and information dissemination etc for the developing countries.

    Under the Center, there are 6 divisions, i.e. HRC Secretariat, Administrative Office, New Technology R+D Division for Medium & Small Hydro, Planning & Design Institute for Medium & Small Hydro, Yatai Construction Supervision Consultation Co Ltd and HRC Service Center...

Directors of Hangzhou Regional Center for Small Hydro Power
Present Director: Xu Zhifeng

HRC Secretariat
    HRC was established under the joint sponsorship of Chinese government and the United Nations organizations UNDP/UNIDO in early 1980's. It has been successfully operating for 20 years. Entrusted by Chinese Ministry of Water Resources, the Ministry of Foreign Trade & Economic Cooperation, the Ministry of Science & Technology, UNDP, UNIDO, ILO, FAO etc., HRC has successfully hosted many international meetings and over 70 SHP training workshops attended by over 2000 participants including 1332 from 105 countries. The following table is a list of the SHP training workshops held by HRC. International training workshops have been held both in China and abroad. HRC specialists have been invited to deliver lectures in Brazil, India,Nepal,Turkey and Greece, etc. and were enthusiastically welcomed....

Zhejiang Zhongzhou Planning & Design Co., LTD for Water Conservancy and Hydropower
    Zhejiang Zhongzhou Planning & Design Co., LTD for Water Conservancy and Hydropower is a technical-intensive enterprise integrating design, research, consultation, project management and equipment supply. As an independent legal personality, the company holds Class A Qualification Certificate for Project Consultation of Water Conservancy and Hydropower, Class B Qualification Certificate for Engineering Design of Water Conservancy and Hydropower and Class B Certificate for Water Conservancy Projects. It is mainly engaged in water resources & hydropower project planning, feasibility research, engineering design, project evaluation, consultation on refurbishment and capacity expansion of old power stations, consultation on bidding, electro-mechanical equipment completing, and construction and supervision, etc. The company has strong technical force and employs a core of high-level professionals....

New-Tech R&D Center for M&S Hydro / Hangzhou Yatai Hydro Equipment Completing Co. Ltd.
  New-Tech Research and Development Center for Medium&Small Hydropower (hereinafter called R&D Center), one of the major technical sections in the National Research Institute for Rural Electrification under the Ministry of Water Resources (MWR), is mainly committed to the research and development of new technology for medium&small hydropower both at home and abroad. To meet the demands of market economy development, an independent legal entity, Yatai Hydro Equipment Completing Co. Ltd., Hangzhou (hereinafter called Completing Co.) is established in the R&D Center. Combing scientific research, engineering and commercial activity together and equipped with a laboratory & equipment test center of 1000 odd sq. m., the Completing Co. aims to apply the advanced, reliable and cost-effective R&D products in various medium/small hydropower projects both at home and overseas...

Hangzhou Yatai Supervision & Consultation Co. Ltd.
    Hangzhou Yatai Supervision & Consultation Co. Ltd. (aka, the former Supervision Center of HRCSHP) is a league A engineering supervision company approved by the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources and is an independent legal entity. Its business scope covers construction consultation and supervision on water conservancy & hydropower, road & bridge, and housing projects. The company has passed the ISO 9001:2000 Quality System Certification in 2003, the ISO14001: 2004 Environmental Management System, and the OHSAS18001: 1999 Occupational Safety and Health Management System in 2010...

Safety Monitoring Center for Small Hydro Engineering
    Safety Monitoring Center for Small Hydro Engineering was established in 2005. The center is engaged in scientific research, in-situ testing and material testing in geotechnical engineering with technical support from Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute...

Small Hydropower Engineering Quality Inspection Center
    Small Hydropower Engineering Quality Inspection Center (hereafter referred to as ¡°center¡±) was established in 1995. The center passed Metrological Certification in February, 2012 and obtained Class A Qualification for Quality Inspection Organization which was approved by Ministry of Water Resources...

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