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Rheinfelden contract awarded
21 December, 2006
Energiedienst AG has awarded a consortium led by Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation a contract to supply turbines and generators for the Rheinfelden hydro power project. Partner within the consortium is Alstom Hydro (Switzerland) AG.

Alstom to refurbish US hydro plant
21 December, 2006
Alstom has been awarded a contract worth more than EUR 50M (US$65.9M) by the Grand River Dam Authority for the refurbishment of its Markham Ferry hydroelectric power plant in the State of Oklahoma, US.

GE agrees to sell hydro business
21 December, 2006
GE Energy has signed a definitive agreement to sell its hydro business to Pescarmona Group of Companies (PGC), parent company of Argentina-based IMPSA.

Rouna 2 to be upgraded
20 December, 2006
PNG Power Limited has awarded Andritz VA Tech Hydro a US$29M contract for rehabilitation and upgrade of the Rouna 2 hydro power station in Papua New Guinea.

Canadian project gets final approval
20 December, 2006
Canada's federal government has given final approval to Hydro Québec's C$4B (US$3.47B) Eastmain 1-A and Rupert diversion hydro power scheme in northern Québec.

TBM breakthrough at Karahnjukar
20 December, 2006
The third and last tunnel boring machine (TBM) at the main Kárahnjúkar headrace tunnel has broken through its 11.5km section, marking the completion of the 39.7km long main headrace tunnel, which will generate 4,600GWh/year for the Alcoa aluminum smelter in Iceland.

Germany - movable barrages
19 December, 2006
A contract notice has been issued for movable barrages in Rendsburg, Germany.

Brandywine maintenance complete
19 December, 2006
MAC & MAC Hydrodemolition has completed corrective maintenance on the pipeline at Run Of River Power's Brandywine Creek hydroelectric generating facility near Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

Pantabangan-Masiway upgrade planned
19 December, 2006
First Gen Hydro Power Corporation is looking to expand the capacity of its recently acquired 112MW Pantabangan-Masiway hydroelectric complex by 109MW in the next three years.

FPL to build fish passages
19 December, 2006
Florida based FPL Energy has agreed to build four fish passages on dams along the Saco river, in the US state of Maine.

ADB to provide China hydro loan
18 December, 2006
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help provide renewable energy to the Gansu province of China by lending up to US$50M to support two hydro power projects in the remote and impoverished areas of Zhangye city.

FERC licence amendment for Oswego Falls West
18 December, 2006
The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has amended Brookfield Power's operating licence at its Oswego Falls West hydroelectric generating station in Oswego county, New York.

New Zealand unveils draft energy strategy
18 December, 2006
An energy strategy covering New Zealand policy to 2050 and focusing on renewable and low-carbon generation has been revealed in draft form by the government.

Largest Filipino hydro plant sold
14 December, 2006
A joint venture between Norway's SN Power and Filipino-owned Aboitiz Power has bought the Philippines' largest hydro power plant for US$530M.

Liebherr to provide concrete mixing for Son La
14 December, 2006
State-owned Song Da 5 J.S. has commissioned Liebherr to supply and set up all the concrete mixing for Vietnam's Son La dam.

Agreement addresses flooding impacts
13 December, 2006
The Canadian Province of British Columbia and BC Hydro have reached agreements in principle with the Tsay Keh Dene Band and the Kwadacha Nation that will address the impacts of flooding from the WAC Bennett dam and Williston reservoir in the Peace river valley region.

Motor giant takes bids for hydro plant
13 December, 2006
The Ford Motor Company is selling the 82-year-old dam and hydroelectric plant on the Mississippi river that powers its St. Paul assembly factory.

Breakthrough at Parbati stage II scheme
12 December, 2006
The tunnel boring machine (TBM) breakthrough has been achieved in the second inclined pressure shaft of the Parbati stage II hydroelectric scheme in Northern India.

China plans more Yangtze hydro
12 December, 2006
The Yalong river, a major tributary on the upper reaches of the Yangtze river, is to see construction commence on a new hydro generation station this month, local media reports.

Indian renewable energy park inaugurated
12 December, 2006
The State Level Renewable Energy Park set up at India's Khandagiri foothills in Bhubaneswar, which includes demonstrations of small hydro power and wave energy, has been inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Orissa Shri Naveen Patnaik.

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