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Agreements signed for marine energy R&D center in Chile
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.
Brazil and Bolivia planning new dam
The Brazilian and Bolivian governments are in discussions for the development of a new 3GW hydroelectric dam on Bolivia’s section of the Madeira River, newswires have reported.
320 ton runner on its way to Belo Monte, Brazil
Voith Hydro has announced that the largest runner it has ever produced in Latin America was this week shipped to the Belo Monte hydropower project in Brazil.
EDF takes majority stake in Sinop dam, Brazil
EDF has acquired a 51% stake in Sinop Energy Company, the company responsible for constructing and operating the 400MW Sinop hydroelectric dam in Brazil.
Tunnel collapse at Coca Coda Sinclair kills 13
A tunnel collapse at the Coca Coda Sinclair hydroelectric project in Ecuador's Amazonian region has killed 13 workers and injured a further 12.
World’s longest power transmission link commissioned
Power and automation technology group ABB has announced it has successfully commissioned the longest transmission link in the world, developed to bring electricity from two...
Chile’s HidroAysen needs reformulating, says Enel CEO
Plans for the 2750MW HidroAysen project in Chile’s Patagonia region need to be restructured or reformulated if the project is to go ahead, Enel CEO Francesco Starace told reporters...
SediCon sluicers to be used on Coca Codo Sinclair project, Ecuador
Sedicon is to supply the sediment removal equipment for the desanders at the 1500 MW Coca Codo Sinclair project in Ecuador after signing a contract with EPC contractor Sinohydro.
Studies to investigate feasibility of hydro in Guyana
Guyana and Brazil have agreed to jointly study the hydropower potential of the Upper and Middle Mazaruni areas in Guyana.
Alstom to provide new units to Santo Antonio, Brazil
Alstom is to supply additional equipment to the Santo Antonio hydro plant in Brazil in a contract worth around €80M.
Mott MacDonald to monitor construction of Chaglla project, Perú
Mott MacDonald has been appointed by The Bank of New York Mellon as independent engineer to monitor construction of the US$1.2B Chaglla hydroelectric power generation project in Perú.
Tacares project inaugurated in Costa Rica
STE Energy, part of the Sorgent.e Group, has announced the refurbished Tacares hydroelectric project has been officially inaugurated in Costa Rica, in a ceremony attended by...
Belo Monte build suspended again
A federal court in Brazil has reportedly ordered suspension of construction work on the Belo Monte dam until conditions in the project’s preliminary license are met.
Brazil plans licence auction
Brazilian energy research corporation EPE says that the country's government will auction off licences for more than 3500MW of new electricity generating capacity in August.
Bilfinger VAM secures contract on Peru hydro plant
Bilfinger VAM Anlagentechnik GmbH has been contracted to undertake engineering and construction of the pressure piping system for a hydroelectric power plant in Peru.
Los Andes to acquire rights to hydro project
Los Andes Copper Ltd is to indirectly acquire non-consumptive water rights for the Rocin River, which currently runs through the company's mining claims in Chile, together with...
Rurelec gets funds for Peru hydro project
Rurelec PLC has announced it has secured US$7.2M in funding from the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) for the 5.3MW Canchayllo hydroelectric project in Peru.
Jirau world’s largest renewable CDM project
The 3750MW Jirau hydropower plant in Brazil has become the world’s largest renewable energy plant registered under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) by the United Nations...