New News information at International Water Power New and updated information from News listed on www.waterpowermagazine.com http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/ en-us http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/ New News information at International Water Power http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Power Machines in Brazilian hydro project deal http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newspower-machines-in-brazilian-hydro-project-deal-5825014 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newspower-machines-in-brazilian-hydro-project-deal-5825014 Power Machines’ Brazilian subsidiary Power Machines Fezer is to manufacture and supply three mini turbines complete with impellers for the Teodoro Schlickmann hydropower plant in Brazil – the first in the country to install this type of equipment. Fri, 26 May 2017 06:28:00 GMT SMEC to study feasibility of Hells Gate Dam http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newssmec-to-study-feasibility-of-hells-gate-dam-5825017 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newssmec-to-study-feasibility-of-hells-gate-dam-5825017 SMEC has announced it is to lead a 12-month study into the engineering, environmental and economic feasibility of the Hells Gate Dam and Irrigation Scheme in the Upper Burdekin catchment of Northern Queensland, Australia. Thu, 25 May 2017 14:31:00 GMT Pacific Hydro implements funding facility http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newspacific-hydro-implements-funding-facility-5825010 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newspacific-hydro-implements-funding-facility-5825010 Pacific Hydro has implemented a multi-currency A$670 million equivalent global funding facility to finance a significant portion of the company’s international operating and development portfolio, including expansion of hydro assets. Thu, 25 May 2017 14:27:00 GMT IIC to fund first public-private partnership transmission line in Uruguay http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsiic-to-fund-first-public-private-partnership-transmission-line-in-uruguay-5825003 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsiic-to-fund-first-public-private-partnership-transmission-line-in-uruguay-5825003 The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) has approved a $56 million financing package for a 500kV transmission line between the cities of Melo and Tacuarembó, a project will expand the electricity network enabling the integration of renewable … Thu, 25 May 2017 14:23:00 GMT New hydro plans for existing infrastructure in the Philippines http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsnew-hydro-plans-for-existing-infrastructure-in-the-philippines-5821640 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsnew-hydro-plans-for-existing-infrastructure-in-the-philippines-5821640 New hydropower projects could be built on both existing and future irrigation schemes in the Philippines, under plans unveiled by the National Irrigation Administration (NIA). Tue, 23 May 2017 09:37:00 GMT AECOM hiring across North America http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsaecom-hiring-across-north-america-5821615 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsaecom-hiring-across-north-america-5821615 Global infrastructure firm AECOM has announced it is seeking qualified professionals and technical experts to fill more than 3000 open positions throughout the US and Canada over the next six months. The positions will provide critical support in inf… Tue, 23 May 2017 09:29:00 GMT Polotskaya hydropower plant commissioned in Belarus http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newspolotskaya-hydropower-plant-commissioned-in-belarus-5819609 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newspolotskaya-hydropower-plant-commissioned-in-belarus-5819609 A new 24MW hydropower plant is providing electricity for the Republic of Belarus, equipment supplier Mavel has announced. Fri, 19 May 2017 13:47:00 GMT Addressing the energy-water nexus in Southern Africa http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/opinion/opinionaddressing-the-energy-water-nexus-in-southern-africa-5818909/ http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/opinion/opinionaddressing-the-energy-water-nexus-in-southern-africa-5818909/ With vast hydrological resources, the pressure of growing population, increasing energy investments and the threat of climate change, the World Bank believes it is now time to understand and harness the energy-water nexus in Southern Africa. Fri, 19 May 2017 08:54:00 GMT Wärtsilä supports WaveRoller development http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newswrtsil-supports-waveroller-development-5818160 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newswrtsil-supports-waveroller-development-5818160 Wärtsilä has announced it will support the development of AW-Energy’s latest WaveRoller wave energy convertor with a series of sub-assemblies for a prototype, as part of a project to install a single WaveRoller unit off the coast of Portugal, at Peni… Thu, 18 May 2017 13:08:00 GMT Construction starts on Philippines small hydro plant http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsconstruction-starts-on-philippines-small-hydro-plant-5818093 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsconstruction-starts-on-philippines-small-hydro-plant-5818093 Pure Meridian Hydropower Corp. (PMHC) – a joint venture of Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) with Repower Energy Development Corp. (REDC) – has broken ground on a new 3MW hydropower plant in Lalawinan, Quezon Province, local media has reported. Thu, 18 May 2017 12:34:00 GMT Gravity Renewables acquires new hydro http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsgravity-renewables-acquires-new-hydro-5818046 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsgravity-renewables-acquires-new-hydro-5818046 US based small hydro owner and operator Gravity Renewables has acquired two new hydro projects - the Quinebaug and 5-Mile Project in Connecticut and the Moomaws facility in Virginia. Thu, 18 May 2017 12:08:00 GMT Dulas completes small hydro retrofit for Welsh Water http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsdulas-completes-small-hydro-retrofit-for-welsh-water-5815240 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsdulas-completes-small-hydro-retrofit-for-welsh-water-5815240 Renewable energy advisor Dulas has completed a 70kW hydro retrofit project inside an existing water treatment works at Mynydd Llandygai in North Wales. The work adds to the 12MW of operation and maintenance services Dulas currently provides on behalf… Tue, 16 May 2017 11:22:00 GMT Feasibility study underway for Indonesian tidal project http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsfeasibility-study-underway-for-indonesian-tidal-project-5814230 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsfeasibility-study-underway-for-indonesian-tidal-project-5814230 A proposed tidal energy project in Indonesia that could eventually have a capacity of up to 115MW has taken a major step forward with news that the project’s feasibility study in underway. Mon, 15 May 2017 13:07:00 GMT SMEC engaged to study Snowy Mountains hydro expansion http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newssmec-engaged-to-study-snowy-mountains-hydro-expansion-5814151 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newssmec-engaged-to-study-snowy-mountains-hydro-expansion-5814151 Snowy Hydro has selected engineering firm SMEC to assist with the feasibility study of the proposed Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme expansion project (Snowy 2.0), the first major expansion of the scheme since its completion in 1974. Mon, 15 May 2017 12:27:00 GMT 2017 World Hydropower Congress closes with commitments to better hydro http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsworld-hydropower-congress-closes-with-commitments-to-better-hydro-5813951 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsworld-hydropower-congress-closes-with-commitments-to-better-hydro-5813951 The 2017 World Hydropower Congress concluded with a series of commitments to better hydro, delivered by a broad range of organisations and institutions that participated in Addis Ababa, writes the International Hydropower Association. Mon, 15 May 2017 10:59:00 GMT Blanda hydropower project wins IHA’s Blue Planet Prize http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsblanda-hydropower-project-wins-ihas-blue-planet-prize-5811693 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsblanda-hydropower-project-wins-ihas-blue-planet-prize-5811693 The Blanda hydropower project in Iceland is the 2017 winner of the IHA Blue Planet Prize, which recognises projects that demonstrate excellence in sustainable development. Thu, 11 May 2017 13:13:00 GMT Multiconsult awarded further work on Devoll project, Albania http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsmulticonsult-awarded-further-work-on-devoll-project-albania-5811684 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsmulticonsult-awarded-further-work-on-devoll-project-albania-5811684 Multiconsult has had its contract extended for work on the Moglicë Dam, a major part of the Devoll hydropower project in Albania. Thu, 11 May 2017 13:11:00 GMT Tidal power clocking up for Scotrenewables http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newstidal-power-clocking-up-for-scotrenewables-5811681 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newstidal-power-clocking-up-for-scotrenewables-5811681 Scotrenewables has announced its SR2000 tidal turbine has reached a performance level which matches established offshore wind turbines – generating over 18MWh within a continuous 24hr testing period. The achievement comes after the turbine reached it… Thu, 11 May 2017 13:08:00 GMT Leask Marine joins Marine Energy Hub in Wales http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsleask-marine-joins-marine-energy-hub-in-wales-5811675 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsleask-marine-joins-marine-energy-hub-in-wales-5811675 Orkney-based Leask Marine have become the latest company to join Pembrokeshire’s Marine Energy Hub, bringing with them over 10 years of experience supporting the marine renewables industry. Thu, 11 May 2017 13:07:00 GMT Veytaux pumped storage plant inaugurated in Switzerland http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsveytaux-pumped-storage-plant-inaugurated-in-switzerland-5811346 http://www.waterpowermagazine.com/news/newsveytaux-pumped-storage-plant-inaugurated-in-switzerland-5811346 Six years after the initial foundation stone was laid, Forces Matrices Hongrin-Léman SA has today officially inaugurated Switzerland's second most powerful pumped storage power station – the 480MW Veytaux plant in the Canton of Vaud. Thu, 11 May 2017 10:52:00 GMT