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Kemijoki Oy outsources hydro operations and maintenance
18 December, 2013
Kemijoki Oy has signed an agreement to outsource operations and maintenance of 16 hydropower plants in Finland to Caverion.

BHA names new CEO
18 December, 2013
Simon Hamlyn has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of the British Hydropower Association (BHA), taking over from David Williams, who is retiring after eight years in the position on 22 January 2014.

Federal loan guarantee and financing completed for Muskrat Falls project, Canada
17 December, 2013
The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of the Canadian Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, has announced the completion of the federal loan guarantee and financing for the 824MW Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Project.

Call for tender - Ports of Normandy Authority
17 December, 2013
A call for tender has been issued for the production and installation of metal foundations for Marine Renewable Energies in the port of Cherbourg.

600MW pumped storage scheme gets approval from Scottish Govt
16 December, 2013
Plans for development of a 600MW pumped storage scheme in the Great Glen, Scotland, have taken a step forward with news that Scottish Ministers have granted consents for the project.

Voith to equip Indonesian small hydro plants
16 December, 2013
Voith is to supply the complete electromechanical equipment to the Pusaka I and III hydropower plants in the Indonesian province of West Java.

IDB helps fund Alto Maipo project, Chile
12 December, 2013
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has agreed a $195M loan as part of a financing package valued at more than $1.2B for development of the 531MW Alto Maipo hydroelectric project in Chile.

Record breaking inspection for Hibbard Inshore
12 December, 2013
Underwater service provider Hibbard Inshore has announced it has recently broken the record for the longest distance tunnel inspection performed by a tethered vehicle during work on the Snowy Hydro Scheme in Cooma, Australia.

Alstom to provide new units to Santo Antonio, Brazil
09 December, 2013
Alstom is to supply additional equipment to the Santo Antonio hydro plant in Brazil in a contract worth around €80M.

ADB to fund refurb of hydro project in Tajikistan
09 December, 2013
The Asian Development Bank is to provide its largest ever grant to Tajikistan to fund refurbishment and increase power capacity at the 240MW Golovnaya hydroelectric project.

Sierra Rutile to buy power from small hydro scheme
09 December, 2013
Sierra Rutile Limited has agreed to acquire power produced from Smol Pawa Sierra Leone Ltd’s planned Moyamba hydro project.

Mott MacDonald to monitor construction of Chaglla project, Perú
06 December, 2013
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.

Call for referees – Dam Engineering
06 December, 2013
Would you be interesting in reviewing papers from your peers for publication in our sister title, Dam Engineering?

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon could generate £300M in Wales, says report
04 December, 2013
Development of a planned tidal lagoon project in Swansea, Wales, could lead to £300M of regional spending in the country over a three-year period, recent research has suggested.

Minesto wins industry award
04 December, 2013
Nordic marine energy technology company Minesto has been awarded the Industry Pioneer Award at the International Tidal Energy Summit in London, UK.

PPL Holtwood doubles capacity, improves fish passage at hydro facility
04 December, 2013
PPL Holtwood has begun commercial operation of a new, 125MW powerhouse at its Holtwood hydroelectric facility along the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, US.

AfDB commits US$113M to Rusumo Falls project
02 December, 2013
The African Development Bank has approved funding totaling US$113M for the 80MW Rusumo Falls hydroelectric project.

Los Andes takes step forward with hydro plans
02 December, 2013
Los Andes Copper Ltd has received conditional approval from the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) to indirectly acquire non-consumptive water rights for the Rocin River, which currently runs through the Company's mining claims, together with studies for the development of a 29MW run of river hydroelectric project.

Tacares project inaugurated in Costa Rica
28 November, 2013
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 President Laura Chinchilla Miranda.

New spillway under construction for Yegorlykskaya plant, Russia
25 November, 2013
JSC RusHydro has begun construction of a new spillway for the Yegorkykskaya hydroelectric power plant as part of a project to rehabilitate and modernize the cascade of hydropower plants on the river Kuban.

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