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Installing the Turbinator
22 December, 2010
CleanPower has installed its first Turbinator at the Hegset dam in Norway. The Turbinator combines an axial turbine and generator in a compact and sealed machine, and can utilise lost hydropower potential from environmental outlets

Challenges at Chasewater
28 October, 2010
Addressing the twin threats of internal erosion and overtopping at Chasewater dam in the UK has presented Lichfield District Council with a multitude of challenges. The search for an improvement scheme which not only addresses safety issues but is practicable and affordable has been a big ask for a small council with limited funds and no in-house engineering expertise. Neil Turner and Lizzie Thatcher report

ITD sells shares in Nam Theun 2
14 October, 2010
Italian-Thai Development Public Company Limited (ITD) has agreed to sell its 15% stake in the Nam Theun 2 Power Company Limited (NTPC) – operator of the Nam Theun 2 hydropower scheme in Laos – to two other partners in the power company.

Multiple benefits
20 September, 2010
Hydro and multipurpose projects are being sought more due to climate concerns and are vital in regions of high water stress, such as Ethiopia. Report by Patrick Reynolds

Piano Key Weir growth
15 June, 2010
The relatively recent development of Piano Key Weir spillways is taking sure steps forward for dam upgrade and new projects. Report by Patrick Reynolds

Power across the Mersey
15 June, 2010
The Mersey tidal power project has passed a notable milestone with completion of the first stage of a major feasibility study. Further research is now underway to select the best scheme to start generating power across the Mersey estuary in 2020

Profiling Nam Theun 2
07 May, 2010
Nam Theun 2 is one of the largest foreign investment project ever undertaken in Laos and is being developed as a venture with neighbouring Thailand. As the project begins full commercial supply to Thailand, we take a look at the history behind this important scheme

France to launch tenders for hydro project concessions
26 April, 2010
Tenders for the renewal of concessions for 10 hydro power schemes with a total capacity of 5300MW are to be launched between 2010 and 2013 by the French government, Reuters has reported.

Consortium wins contract for Mandaya and Beko Abo feasibility studies
08 March, 2010
Ethiopia has awarded a consortium comprising of Norplan, Norconsult, EDF and Scott Wilson a NOK 86M (US$14.6M) contract to conduct the feasibility study for Mandaya and Beko Abo multipurpose projects on the River Abay.

Out of the ordinary at Iffezheim
02 March, 2010
A new turbine is being installed at the Iffezheim hydroelectric plant, with boring being carried out directly within the undercurrent of the sluice. A Grundodrill 25 N from Tracto Technik is playing a key role in this unusual bore project

Investigating Aquabank
04 January, 2010
A new venture is pursuing a fresh approach to closed, standardised pumped storage systems in North America – and possibly beyond. Report by Patrick Reynolds

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