New News information at International Water Power New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at International Water Power ABB in deal to improve power supply and reliability in Brazil by <br/> <br/> ABB has signed a $20 million contract with Furnas – Centrais Elétricas S.A. that will boost transmission capacity and improve power quality for electricity consumers in Southeast Brazil, optimizing the use of hydropower. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:29:00 GMT GE consortium wins contract on Itaipu modernisation by <br/> <br/> A consortium of GE Power and CIE Sociedad Anonima has been chosen by Itaipu Binacional to provide electrical equipment for the early stages of a project to modernize Itaipu Dam, one of the world’s largest hydropower plants. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:05:00 GMT Aquila Capital to acquire small hydro portfolio from Portugal’s EDP by <br/> <br/> Investment specialist Aquila Capital has agreed to buy a portfolio of 21 operational small-scale hydropower plants located in Northern and Central Portugal with a total capacity of approximately 100MW from energy company EDP, marking the firm’s first step the country’s hydropower market. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:56:00 GMT 120MW Pulichintala project commissioned in India by <br/> <br/> Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has announced it has commissioned the fourth and final 30MW hydro generating unit at the Pulichintala project in the Indian state of Telangana, marking the successful final commissioning of the 120MW project. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:30:00 GMT Final agreements signed to build Nachtigal project, Cameroon by <br/> <br/> EDF, IFC and the Republic of Cameroon have signed final and binding agreements for the construction of the 420MW Nachtigal hydroelectric project in Cameroon. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:06:00 GMT SMEC to provide tender design for Baime project, Papua New Guinea by <br/> <br/> SMEC has been appointed by PNG Forest Products (PNGFP) to provide tender design and documentation for the next phase of the 12MW Baime Hydropower project in Papua New Guinea. SMEC has had a key role in the project since 2014, having completed the pre-feasibility study in 2014, feasibility study and environmental social impact assessment in 2017. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:08:00 GMT Advance infrastructure construction works to start soon on LHWP Phase II by <br/> <br/> Construction work on the advance infrastructure at Polihali and Katse – part of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II – are set to commence on 9 January 2019, following the award of an approximately M394 million contract to a joint venture of WBHO of South Africa and LSP Construction (Pty) Ltd, a Lesotho-registered company. Fri, 09 Nov 2018 12:19:00 GMT Pascal Radue named President and CEO of GE Renewable Energy Hydro business by <br/> <br/> GE Renewable Energy has appointed Pascal Radue as President and Chief Executive Officer of its Hydro business, based in Paris. Fri, 09 Nov 2018 10:13:00 GMT Wave & tidal power developers join forces to tackle foundations and mooring by <br/> <br/> CorPower Ocean (CPO) and Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) are to work together to develop and demonstrate a generic foundation mooring solution to reduce costs and improve O&M methods in the wave & tidal power sector. Tue, 06 Nov 2018 12:08:00 GMT Value of dams ‘overestimated’ says study by <br/> <br/> A new study from scientists at the Michigan State University (MSU) suggests that the value of hydropower dams has been ‘overestimated’, with a legacy of underestimated costs that don’t take into consideration environmental disruption. Tue, 06 Nov 2018 12:04:00 GMT