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Andritz wins modernisation contract at Hoover Dam
29 December, 2016
The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded Andritz Hydro a $6.82 million contract to modernise and overhaul the last three original pressure relief valves at Hoover Dam.

NRW refuses permit for RWE Innogy hydro scheme in Wales
29 December, 2016
Natural Resources Wales has turned down an application by RWE Innogy to build a new hydropower scheme in the Conwy Valley in Wales.

Gibe III inaugurated in Ethiopia
29 December, 2016
Electricity production in Ethiopia is set to almost double thanks to the inauguration of the 1870MW Gibe III project – the tallest hydroelectric dam in the country.

Agreement reached to complete Muskrat Falls work
27 December, 2016
Construction work on the powerhouse and intake civil works for the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada is set to go ahead falling news that Astaldi and Muskrat Falls Corporation, a subsidiary of Nalcor Energy, have negotiated the terms for an agreement to complete work.

Hydro to power Notre Dame University
15 December, 2016
A small hydroelectric facility is to be built on the St. Joseph River in South Bend, Indiana, US, to generate electricity for the University of Notre Dame.

Work suspended at Hydro-Québec’s Romaine project following worker’s death
14 December, 2016
Hydro-Québec has suspended work on part of its La Romaine hydro project in Quebec, following the death of a worker at the site.

Inauguration for Liberia’s Mount Coffee plant
13 December, 2016
The first generating unit at the Mount Coffee hydropower project in Liberia will enter operation this week with the official inauguration of the plant scheduled for December 15.

Wave energy converter construction underway announces MPS
13 December, 2016
A milestone has been reached for Marine Power Systems (MPS) WaveSub project with the news that construction work is underway on the wave energy converter.

MWH names David Rupay as new leader of Canadian hydropower operations
13 December, 2016
MWH, now part of Stantec, has announced it has hired David Rupay to lead the company’s Canadian hydropower and dam operations. Rupay will serve as the client service manager – Canada with a specialized focus on Western Canada, building on the nearly 100 years of MWH hydropower experience within the country, the company said in a statement.

New president for Brüel & Kjær Vibro
13 December, 2016
Brüel & Kjær Vibro, supplier of machine protection and condition monitoring systems and solutions for rotating machinery, has named Roderik Wiedemeier as President and Managing Director.

Hydro workers among victims of plane crash
09 December, 2016
Austrian engineering group Andritz has confirmed to Reuters that three of its employees who worked on a hydropower plant in Pakistan were among the 47 people killed in a plane crash in the country yesterday

Fish passage project at Lower Yellowstone moves step closer
07 December, 2016
A new 15,500ft long bypass channel is to be built at the Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam in Montana, US, under plans selected by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Bureau of Reclamation (USBR).

Norway’s Småkraft and Norsk Grønnkraft to be merged by Aquila
07 December, 2016
Norway’s Småkraft and Norsk Grønnkraft (NGK) are to merge in plans announced by Aquila Capital, creating one of the largest operators of small-scale hydropower plants in Europe.

Pakistan Govt in Diamer Bhasha dam financing plan
05 December, 2016
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reportedly approved ‘in principle’ financing for the 4500MW Diamer Bhasha Dam on the Indus River.

BHEL commissions first unit at Pulichintala project, India
01 December, 2016
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned the first unit of the 4x30MW Pulichintala Hydroelectric project in the Indian state of Telangana.

Norconsult wins international BIM award
01 December, 2016
Norconsult’s paperless hydropower project, Vamma 12, has gained the company an international BIM (Building Information Modelling) award at the AEC Excellence Awards in the US.

Rushydro sells five dams
01 December, 2016
RusHydro has sold five dams on the Angara River in Siberia to LLC Telmamskaya HPP, a wholly owned subsidiary of JSC EuroSibEnergo, in a RUB 9,280 million deal

New hydro acquisition for Eagle Creek
30 November, 2016
Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, LLC will now add the 19MW Worumbo hydroelectric facility on the Androscoggin River in Lisbon Falls, Maine, to its assets after acquiring project owners Brown Bear II Hydro Holdings, LLC.

Another unit overhauled at Cheboksarskaya, Russia
30 November, 2016
RusHydro and Power Machines have announced they have completed the overhaul of another hydropower unit at Cheboksarskaya hydroelectric project, with Hydropower Unit 13 featuring an upgraded adjustable-blade impeller and a new hydrogenerator stator manufactured by Power Machines.

New pumped storage project gets ok from Scottish ministers
29 November, 2016
A new 400MW pumped storage facility in Scotland has been given the green light by the country’s government.

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