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Alstom wins upgrade contract for Dnipro 1 project, Ukraine
27 March, 2017
The 90-year old Dniper 1 project on the Dnieper River, Ukraine, will see...
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TBM breakthrough achieved ahead of schedule at Laos hydro scheme
Monday, March 27, 2017 A major milestone has been reached at the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydroelectric project in southern Laos with completion of the 11.5km long headrace tunnel excavation more than three...

31.5GW of new hydro capacity in 2016, says IHA briefing
Monday, March 27, 2017 31.5GW of new hydropower capacity was commissioned in 2016, a new briefing from the International Hydropower Association suggests, with pumped storage development accelerating.

Engie issues Green Bond to finance new renewables, including hydro
Thursday, March 23, 2017 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...

Rusumo Falls project to break ground next week
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 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.

Pakistan, India agree to redesign Miyar project
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 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.

Ingeteam updates SCADA systems at Iberdrola hydro plants
Monday, March 20, 2017 Seventeen hydropower plants in Spain owned by utility company Iberdrola now house new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems, supplied by Ingeteam.

Gessesse to lead MWH’s hydropower operations in East Africa
Monday, March 20, 2017 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...

Renaissance Dam generation capacity revised up to 6450MW
Thursday, March 16, 2017 The installed hydropower generation capacity of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has increased to 6450MW, with generator upgrades.

Turnbull Government planning to double Snowy Hydro output
Thursday, March 16, 2017 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.

IFC invests in Karot project, Pakistan
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 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...

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