On October 14-16, 2019, the 26th International Hydropower Conference and Exhibition (HYDRO-2019) was held in Porto.
The Russian Federation was represented by PJSC "Power Machines" from St. Petersburg and the "Racurs" Group of Companies. The stands of Russian companies aroused great interest among industry professionals from a number of foreign countries, including Portugal.
At the invitation of Russian entrepreneurs, their expositions were visited by the Economic Advisor Sergey Baldin, as well as the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Luso-Russian Bruno Valverde Cota. The trade department of the Embassy and the Chamber proposed possible assistance to companies in promoting their hydropower projects and technological solutions (including improving the efficiency of HPP cascades) both in the local market and in Portuguese-speaking African and Latin American countries.
This is the third annual series of this kind of events in Portugal: in 2004, the conference was also held in Porto and in 2010 in Lisbon. According to the organizers of HYDRO-2019, Portugal is an ideal European host country for the global hydropower community, with great potential, experience and knowledge in almost all areas of hydropower.