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Tapajos dam plans rejected by IBAMA
12 August, 2016
Brazil’s Federal Environmental Agency (IBAMA) has officially announced the cancellation of licences for the 8000MW São Luiz do Tapajós dam project in the Amazon over concerns about environmental and social impacts.
Second turbine deployed to EDF’s tidal site
06 June, 2016
OpenHydro has successfully deployed its second turbine to EDF’s Paimpol-Bréhat tidal array, ready for connection to the grid over the summer.
Big in Africa
17 May, 2016
Details on 10 of the largest hydropower projects in Africa, from ageing projects through to those still in development stage. Listed in alphabetical order.
Study identifies huge potential for pumped storage in Europe
03 May, 2016
Around 2291GWh of pumped storage hydropower could be generated from development-ready sites with existing reservoirs in the EU-15, Norway and Switzerland, a new study has found.
A fair share: sharing the waters of multipurpose reservoirs
19 April, 2016
The multipurpose functions of reservoirs can create competition and conflict, prompting an increasing need for wise stewardship of global water resources. Sharing the water uses of multipurpose hydropower reservoirs is now the focal point of a framework recently produced by Electricite de France and the World Water Council. Suzanne Pritchard reports.
Andritz to supply La Coche extension
01 February, 2016
Andritz Hydro is to supply a 240MW turbine generator unit for the extension of the La Coche pumped storage power station in France in a EUR 25 million deal from Electricité de France (EDF).
First OpenHydro tidal turbine deployed at EDF’s Paimpol-Bréhat site
21 January, 2016
OpenHydro has announced that the first of its two tidal turbines destined for EDF’s Paimpol-Bréhat tidal development has been successfully deployed.
IHA members re-elected to governing board of World Water Council
18 November, 2015
Representatives of IHA corporate members EDF and K-Water have been re-elected to the World Water Council Board of Governors. The newly elected representatives, Ursat Xavier from EDF and K-Water’s Choi Gweyoon, will serve on the board for three years.
Alstom to renovate French hydro plants
18 December, 2014
EDF has awarded Alstom two contracts to renovate the speed and voltage systems in hydroelectric power plants in France.
EDF takes majority stake in Sinop dam, Brazil
17 December, 2014
EDF has acquired a 51% stake in Sinop Energy Company, the company responsible for constructing and operating the 400MW Sinop hydroelectric dam in Brazil.
DCNS and EDF Energies Nouvelles selected for French tidal project
03 December, 2014
DCNS and EDF Energies Nouvelles are to work on a pilot tidal project that will see the installation of an array of seven tidal turbines with a total installed power of 14MW in the Raz Blanchard, off the French coast of Normandy.
Funds for flows: financing hydropower
29 July, 2014
Finance support is increasing for a wide range of hydro developments and research. Report by Patrick Reynolds
OpenHydro to supply pilot tidal farm in Brittany, France
11 June, 2014
DCNS company OpenHydro is to supply two new turbines for a pilot tidal power farm being developed by EDF turbines at Paimpol-Bréhat in Brittany, France.
Hydro scheme helps UK garden 'go green'
19 May, 2014
A new 11kW hydroelectric scheme has been launched at Dawyck Botanic Garden in the Scottish Borders, making it the first carbon neutral botanic garden in the UK.
Power list: who will infuence the hydropower sector in 2014?
25 March, 2014
Who will be helping to shape the hydropower industry in 2014? The editorial team at IWP&DC reveals a list of the people we think will have major influence on the market this year.
Public safety around dams: is it taken seriously enough?
13 March, 2014
Public safety is part of the social licence to operate dams, says Tony Bennett, Chairman of ICOLD’s Technical Committee on Public Safety Around Dams. Here he talks with Suzanne Pritchard and explains why the subject needs to be ranked as an important technical discipline alongside dam safety.
Fifth unit inaugurated at Iffezheim plant, Germany
25 October, 2013
The fifth unit at the Iffezheim hydropower plant has been officially inaugurated in Germany.
Advances in leak detection
13 August, 2013
The development of hidden defects and leaks is an ever-present concern during the service life of dams, canals and levees. Consequently, a new advance in the geophysical investigation of erosion, a prime cause of structural deterioration in hydraulic structures, will be welcome news for the industry. Alex Bolève of Fugro explains.
16 May, 2013
A swathe of hydro projects – both large and small – are under development or in construction across the middle of Africa. Report by Patrick Reynolds
DCNS increases stake in OpenHydro
23 January, 2013
DCNS has announced it is to increase its stake in marine turbine developer OpenHydro from 11% to 59.7%, as part of its future sales growth plans.