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Weir Group acquires American Hydro Corp
14 December, 2010
Scotland-based The Weir Group has acquired American Hydro Corporation, a US-based manufacturer of high-efficiency turbine components for hydroelectric power generation.

US hydro projects certified as low impact
16 November, 2010
The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) certified several hydroelectric projects in the US as low impact during the annual meeting of the institute’s governing board, bringing the total number of projects with low impact certification to 62.

Spotlight on: key players in project finance
04 November, 2010
One of the key issues in the hydropower and dams industry is how to get sufficient funding for projects – in fact, at IWP&DC we often get requests from readers asking for a listing of project finance providers. Thanks to global information specialist GlobalData, we’re pleased to provide you with a comprehensive listing of the key players in project finance below.

Christensen Associates investigates hydro potential for USBR
05 August, 2010
Christensen Associates Inc has been selected by the US Bureau of Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Region to help investigate the feasibility of constructing a low-head hydroelectric plant at Bard Water District's turnout from the All-American Canal near Yuma, Arizona.

Alstom wins supply contract on Lower Mattagami project
08 July, 2010
Alstom has signed a C$110M contract with the Kiewit Alarie Partnership (KAP) to supply three turbine generator sets to Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Lower Mattagami Project in Northern Ontario, Canada.

Invitation to prequalify for construction of powerhouse and appurtenances – Smithland and Meldahl hydro projects, US
07 July, 2010
American Municipal Power, Inc (AMP) has invited interested contractors to submit qualifications to bid on the construction of the powerhouse and its appurtenances at one or both of the following projects, both located at existing US Army Corps of Engineers locks and dams similarly named along the Ohio River: Smithland Hydroelectric Project, located 40 miles northeast of Paducah, KY; and Meldahl Hydroelectric Project, located 36 miles southeast of Cincinnati, OH.

An engineering wonder
20 June, 2010
The 60-year-old Snowy Mountains hydro project boasts an impressive array of dams, hydro power plants, a pumped storage station and tunnelling systems. To secure the importance of the project well into the future, Snowy Hydro Limited is placing a greater emphasis on uprating and refurbishment, small hydro development and snow precipitation.

Hydro plant upgrades to benefit from recovery act funds, says BPA
16 June, 2010
Hydro system upgrades at five dams totalling $250M are among a number of projects to be initiated by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) using American Recovery Act funding.

Iberdrola plans new hydro capacity in Brazil
21 May, 2010
Iberdrola has confirmed plans to invest over $1B in its Brazilian operations over the next three years.

Three hydro projects recognised for outstanding stewardship
04 May, 2010
Hydro projects from American Municipal Power, Chelan County Public Utility District #1 and New York Power Authority have been honoured at the National Hydropower Association’s (NHA) annual Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters (OSAW) Awards.

Alstom acquires NAPES assets to strengthen US hydro offering
12 March, 2010
Alstom has announced that it has acquired some of the assets of North American Phoenix - Energy Services (NAPES), a Wisconsin-headquartered producer of control systems and speed governors for hydro power plants. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Ingeteam invests in US production plants
17 February, 2010
Electrical engineering and technology group Ingeteam has announced that it will invest more than EUR 10M (US$13.6M) in a combined production center to be located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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