New News information at International Water Power New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at International Water Power Engie issues Green Bond to finance new renewables, including hydro Engie has announced it has successfully issued its second Green Bond of €1,5 billion, with the proceeds to be used to finance renewable energy projects such as wind and solar farms, hydroelectric plants, energy efficiency projects and natural resourc… Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:59:00 GMT Rusumo Falls project to break ground next week The 80MW Regional Rusumo Falls hydroelectric project in Rwanda is set to start construction soon, with the official groundbreaking ceremony to be held 30 March. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:32:00 GMT Pakistan, India agree to redesign Miyar project Pakistan and India have reportedly agreed to redesign the planned Miyar hydroelectric project on the Chenab River, with talks to be held next month on other disputed hydropower schemes. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:26:00 GMT Ingeteam updates SCADA systems at Iberdrola hydro plants Seventeen hydropower plants in Spain owned by utility company Iberdrola now house new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems, supplied by Ingeteam. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:12:00 GMT Gessesse to lead MWH’s hydropower operations in East Africa MWH, now part of Stantec, a global engineering, consulting and construction firm, has appointed Aklile Gessesse to lead the company’s waterpower and dams group in Ethiopia. Gessesse will serve as operations and commercial manager – Eastern Africa wit… Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:11:00 GMT Renaissance Dam generation capacity revised up to 6450MW The installed hydropower generation capacity of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has increased to 6450MW, with generator upgrades. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:57:00 GMT Turnbull Government planning to double Snowy Hydro output Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced plans to add 2000MW to the Snowy Hydro scheme – doubling output at the project – in a bid to secure the countries energy future. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:24:00 GMT IFC invests in Karot project, Pakistan World Bank Group member IFC has announced it is to invest $100 million in its largest hydroelectric power project to date – the 720MW Karot run-of-river hydropower project on the Jhelum River in Pakistan. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:07:00 GMT Dewberry selected for flood protection, dam safety work Professional services firm Dewberry has been selected by the New York State Office of General Services (NYSOGS) in the US to support an array of flood protection and dam safety engineering and mapping services. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:25:00 GMT Saab Seaeye investing in engineers Electric underwater robotic systems manufacturer Saab Seaeye has announced the launch of a recruitment drive to find software and electrical engineers at all levels, including senior engineering management, for their Fareham, Portsmouth, UK Head Offi… Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:07:00 GMT Glyn Rhonwy gets UK govt OK The proposed 99.9MW Glyn Rhonwy pumped storage scheme in Wales, UK, has taken a major step forward with news that it has been granted a development consent order by energy secretary Greg Clark. Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:57:00 GMT Mavel wins new contracts in the Czech Republic Mavel has been awarded contracts to refurbish the Štvanice and Veletov hydroelectric power plants in the Czech Republic Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:39:00 GMT Identifying and monitoring hydro investments The International Hydropower Association is participating in the Climate Bonds Initiative’s Hydropower Technical Working Group. Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:21:00 GMT WAPDA signs Dasu civil works contracts, Pakistan In a major milestone for development of the 4320MW Dasu hydropower project in Pakistan, the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has signed two contracts with China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC) for a total value of US$1.7 billion for const… Thu, 09 Mar 2017 11:04:00 GMT Astaldi agrees to sell Chacayes interest, Chile Astaldi has agreed to sell its 27.3% stake in the 110MW Chacayes hydroelectric plant in Chile to the project’s majority owner Pacific Hydro Chile (72.7%) and the Chilean subsidiary of Chinese group SPIC Overseas. Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:59:00 GMT Pure Energy and WWF team up for hydro in the Philippines Pure Energy Holdings Corp has joined forces with WWF Philippines in a bid to help encourage development of run-of-river in the country. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:06:00 GMT NF Energy to supply Indonesian project NF Energy Saving Corporation is to supply butterfly valves to the Jatigate hydroelectric station in Indonesia in a $220,000 contract. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:04:00 GMT Soubre dam production to start soon Production is expected to begin next month at the 2275MW Soubre dam in the Ivory Coast, after construction of the dam project was completed ahead of schedule. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:08:00 GMT Gibraltar project operating in the US The City of Santa Barbara in the US has announced it has once again begun operating the Gibraltar small hydroelectric project following a $875,000 refurbishment project. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:34:00 GMT World Bank OKs funds for renewables in Argentina The World Bank has approved a US$ 480 million guarantee to help Argentina meet its target of 20% of energy consumption originating from renewable energy by 2025, a move that will aid development of small hydropower in the country. 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