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Bujagali developer closes loan finance
21 December, 2007
The developer of the 250MW Bujagali hydropower project has closed financing on a US$682M construction debt facility, which included a US$90M contingency and debt service reserve.

Andritz wins contracts for Teesta III, Karcham Wangtoo
21 December, 2007
Andritiz VA Tech Hydro has been awarded two contracts in India worth a total of US$302M for the complete electromechanical equipment for six Pelton and also supply four Francis units.

TVA’s hydro output down again in ‘06-07
18 December, 2007
The driest year on record for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) resulted in hydropower output being down in 2006-7 following falls in each of the two previous years.

Finavera signs power contract with PG&E
18 December, 2007
Finavera Renewables has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Pacific Gas & Electric Co (PG&E) to supply 2MW from a wave energy plant.

Greenko further expands hydro portfolio
18 December, 2007
India-based renewables company Greenko disclosed that it has secured a further 20MW of hydropower capacity to take the total in its growing portfolio to 69MW.

Impsa wins generator refurb contract at Acaray II, Paraguay
17 December, 2007
Impsa has been awarded a contract to refurbish and uprate two generators at the Acaray II hydropower plant in Paraguay.

Power Machines signs Volkhovskaya contract, boosts finance facility
13 December, 2007
Power Machines has been awarded a contract from Russian regional power utility TGK-1 (Nevsky branch) to refurbish and uprate a turbine-generator unit at the Volkhovskaya hydropower plant.

Sweco deal to buy Lithuanian consultant Hidroprojektas
13 December, 2007
Sweco has signed a deal to buy Lithuanian hydropower consultant Hidroprojektas following an acquisition spree in the last year in central and eastern Europe.

Furnas, Odebrecht led JV wins Santo Antonio auction
11 December, 2007
Furnas and Odebrecht are leaders of the Madeira Energia consortium that won the auction of the 3150 MW Santo Antonio hydropower plant in Brazil.

GE, Gama plan Turkey JV, ventures
10 December, 2007
GE Energy Financial Services to buy half of Gama Enerji in a move that will see both firms drive investment in energy and water projects in Turkey and neighbouring countries.

Alcoa secures hydro power supply deal for Wenatchee smelter
10 December, 2007
Alcoa has secured a long-term hydro power supply agreement for its Wenatchee smelter in Washington state, ensuring it will receives one quarter of the output from two plants to 2028.

Enel gains 3 hydro plants in Mexico with corporate purchase
10 December, 2007
Italian energy group Enel’s investment arm has gained three hydropower plants in Mexico with a total 52MW capacity through its purchase of the corporate owner, Inelec, from Slap II Luxembourg SARL.

Voith Siemens Hydro wins contract for Turkey’s Uzuncayir project
06 December, 2007
Voith Siemens Hydro has been awarded the complete equipment supply contract for the Turkey’s Uzuncayir project, which was acquired in auction by the independent power producer (IPP) Limak Insaat.

Hyder highlights need for UK flood strategy
06 December, 2007
There is greater risk from flood damage in parts of England and Wales due to the lack of a national plan, according to a special panel organised by Hyder Consulting.

Oceanlinx signs MoU with Rhode Island for offshore energy project
06 December, 2007
Oceanlinx has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rhode Island to install a first wave power unit off the US state.

Arup engineer wins plaudit for Zambezi Rapids
06 December, 2007
Arup engineer Daniel Rea has been highly commended in the Young Consultant of the Year category of the British Expertise International Awards for his work on the Zambezi Rapids micro-hydro scheme.

Huadian group pushes into hydro, renewables
04 December, 2007
Huadian Power International Corp is building a hydropower plant and has a stake in a JV in a push faster to diversify into renewables.

Botswana sees grid expansion, dam building plans
04 December, 2007
Sweco has been awarded a contract to help plan the expansion of the distribution grid off the national electricity transmission network in Botswana.

Kossler’s H1-’07 orders over US$44M
04 December, 2007
Kossler, the Austrian small hydro equipment manufacturer being acquired by Voith Siemens, said its incoming orders in the first half year (H1-’07) were more than Euro30M (US$43.9M).

Works well advanced at Myanmar’s Yeywa RCC dam
04 December, 2007
Excellent progress is reported in the construction of the RCC dam for the Yeywa hydropower scheme in Myanmar, and it is estimated by some that if production rates keep steady then the structure could finished months early.

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