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Vale provides an update on situation in Brumadinho
01 February, 2019
Ninety-nine people have now been confirmed killed with a further 259...
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Vale presents plan to decommission tailings dams
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by Brazilian mining firm Vale has presented a plan to Brazilian authorities that would see the company decommission all tailings dams built to the same method as the dam that failed...

Arrests following dam breach in Brazil
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 by Three employers of mining firm Vale have been arrested alongside two contractors working for the firm following the fatal breach on Friday of Dam I of the Córrego do Feijão mine, in...

Rescue work continues in Brazil as fatalities rise following tailings dam collapse
Monday, January 28, 2019 by At least 58 people have been killed and many more still missing following the collapse of Dam 1 of the Córrego do Feijão mine in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais state, with operator Vale...

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...

Recovery works underway following tunnel collapses at Ituango.
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 by There has been a total blockage of the diversion tunnel at the 2400MW Ituango hydroelectric project in Colombia, EPM has confirmed, with the utility and contracted firms working...

Reventazón out of operation for three months, says ICE
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 by The 305.5MW Reventazón project in Costa Rica will be out of operation for three months while repairs are carried out, the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) has clarified.

Kinross acquires Brazilian hydro plants
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by Kinross Gold Corporation’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Kinross Brasil Mineraçao, has agreed to acquire two hydroelectric power plants in Brazil from a subsidiary of Gerdau SA for...

Argentina looking to new hydro
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by Plans for new hydropower development in Argentina totaling over 18GW are to be unveiled by the end of this year, newswires have reported.

Record-breaking 2016 for Itaipu hydro plant, plans unveiled to ensure future operation
Thursday, January 26, 2017 by The Itaipu hydroelectric plant on the Brazil, Paraguay border ended 2016 with a historic production of 103,098,366MWh – a new world record in annual generation, Itaipu Binacional...

BNDES loans funds for Enel’s Apiacas project
Monday, January 09, 2017 by The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) has signed a 373 million Brazilian reais (US$115 million) loan agreement with Enel Group to cover part of the investment required to build...

1800MW Teles Pires plant commissioned in Brazil
Tuesday, September 06, 2016 by Iberdrola has announced the 1800MW Teles Pires hydropower plant in the Amazon Forest in Brazil is now fully operational, with the company having completed the project in a record time...

Endesa Chile drops water rights for Chilean hydro plants
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 by Endesa Chile has given up the water rights to six hydropower plants in Chile, which the company says have been identified as being unviable.

Tapajos dam plans rejected by IBAMA
Friday, August 12, 2016 by Brazil’s Federal Environmental Agency (IBAMA) has officially announced the cancellation of licences for the 8000MW São Luiz do Tapajós dam project in the Amazon over concerns...

Brazilian bank to support small hydro growth
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 by Brazil's Far South Regional Development Bank (BRDE) is helping to support the growth of small hydro in country after signing a cooperation agreement with hydropower association ABRAPCH...

Seven face charges over Samarco dam disaster
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 by Six executives from mining company Samarco, including president Ricardo Vescovi, together with one contractor, are to be charged with homicide following the fatal dam breach at...

New contracts for Andritz in Latin America
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 by Andritz Hydro is modernise and equip three hydropower projects in Brazil and Nicaragua in contracts valued at EUR 70 million.

Go ahead given to increase cost of Brazilian hydro
Saturday, November 28, 2015 by Owners of Brazilian hydropower plants will be permitted to raise electricity charges to their customers if production falls due to the country’s persistent drought.

Waneta Expansion connects to grid
Friday, June 12, 2015 by The Waneta Expansion Project near Trail, British Columbia, has been connected to the BC Hydro grid by developer The Waneta Expansion Limited Partnership (WELP) - a JV between Fortis...

Agreements signed for marine energy R&D center in Chile
Friday, June 12, 2015 by Development of a marine energy research and development centre in Chile took a major step forward this week with the signing of a joint agreement in Paris.

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