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First unit at Rogun officially launched
16 November, 2018
The first of six units at the 3600MW Rogun hydroelctric project in...
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ABB in deal to improve power supply and reliability in Brazil
Thursday, November 15, 2018 by 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...

GE consortium wins contract on Itaipu modernisation
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by 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...

Aquila Capital to acquire small hydro portfolio from Portugal’s EDP
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by 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...

120MW Pulichintala project commissioned in India
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by 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...

Final agreements signed to build Nachtigal project, Cameroon
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by EDF, IFC and the Republic of Cameroon have signed final and binding agreements for the construction of the 420MW Nachtigal hydroelectric project in Cameroon.

SMEC to provide tender design for Baime project, Papua New Guinea
Monday, November 12, 2018 by 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...

Advance infrastructure construction works to start soon on LHWP Phase II
Friday, November 09, 2018 by 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...

Pascal Radue named President and CEO of GE Renewable Energy Hydro business
Friday, November 09, 2018 by GE Renewable Energy has appointed Pascal Radue as President and Chief Executive Officer of its Hydro business, based in Paris.

Wave & tidal power developers join forces to tackle foundations and mooring
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 by 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...

Value of dams ‘overestimated’ says study
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 by 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...

Major milestone for Oroville dam work as main spillway fully reconstructed
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 by A major milestone has been reached at the Oroville Dam project in California, US, with the Department of Water Resources (DWR) meeting its goal of completely reconstructing the...

Polaris Infrastructure buys hydro firm in Peru
Monday, November 05, 2018 by Polaris Infrastructure has completed the acquisition of Peruvian hydropower developer Union Energy Group.

US$44.6 million contract awarded for dam safety work at US dam
Thursday, November 01, 2018 by The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a contract valued at almost $44.6 million to California firm Malcolm International LLC for construction services at Bull Lake Dam in...

Nova Innovation integrates tidal energy array with Tesla battery storage
Thursday, November 01, 2018 by Scottish cleantech company Nova Innovation has successfully integrated its tidal energy array with Tesla battery storage, delivering what it has described as the world’s...

JV established for Europe’s largest planned tidal project
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by Europe’s largest planned tidal power project is targeted to commence construction in 2021, after SIMEC Atlantis Energy signed a joint venture agreement with Development Agency...

Stantec to help bring new small hydro to Republic of Vanuatu
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by Stantec is to help develop a new small hydropower project and grid extensions in the Republic of Vanuatu, increasing access to renewable energy and displacing diesel generation.

Statkraft to buy hydropower assets in Brazil
Monday, October 29, 2018 by Statkraft is expanding its operations in Brazil through the acquisition of hydropower plants with a total combined capacity of 131.9MW.

Aon and Guidewire analyse US dams cyber attack scenario
Monday, October 29, 2018 by Aon plc and Guidewire Software have launched a scenario for a hypothetical attack by hackers on a US hydroelectric dam, with analysis revealing a ‘silent cyber’ risk could lead to...

Arnaud Bellanger to lead Statkraft's French hydro division
Monday, October 29, 2018 by Statkraft has announced the appointment of Arnaud Bellanger as managing director of the hydropower division in France.

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