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Malaysia’s Sarawak Energy Berhad first to receive hydropower sustainability assessment tool training
21 November, 2011
Employees of Sarawak Energy Berhad, Sarawak, Malaysia, recently completed the world’s first Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (Protocol) training session for hydropower stakeholders, organised by the International Hydropower Association (IHA).
South Africa, DRC sign Grand Inga agreement
14 November, 2011
Development of the 39,000MW Grand Inga hydroelectric project has taken a step closer to being realized following the signing of an agreement between South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Sizing up African hydro
04 October, 2011
A wide range of project sizes are under development in Africa from the mid-range Ruzizi project to large schemes like the Mandaya-Beko Abo and Millennium projects. Report by Patrick Reynolds
IHA 2011 Board election results announced
12 September, 2011
The results of the International Hydropower Association’s (IHA) 2011 Board Elections have been released, following an 85% turnout for voting.
EDF and OpenHydro to install first tidal turbine in Brittany, France
01 September, 2011
The first stage of a project to create the world’s largest tidal array off the coast of France is in the final stages of preparation, French utility company EDF and Irish tidal technology specialist OpenHydro have announced.
Global tool to advance the sustainability of hydropower projects launched
17 June, 2011
The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, a comprehensive tool to assess the sustainability of hydropower projects globally, was launched yesterday at the International Hydropower Association (IHA) 2011 World Congress on Advancing Sustainable Hydropower.
Irish tidal firm announces jobs expansion
13 June, 2011
Irish tidal energy company OpenHydro is to expand its work force as it scales up production of its tidal turbines to meet growing global demand.
M&A activity in the renewable sector set to increase, says report
09 June, 2011
The renewable energy sector is expected to see a high level of M&A activity in the next 12 months, according to a new report published by mergermarket, in association with Rödl & Partner. In a survey conducted in Q2 2011 of 100 senior M&A practitioners involved in the renewable energy sector, 72% expect an increase in renewable energy M&A activity.
2D stability analysis of concrete and masonry gravity dams. Guideline comparisons related to deterministic and semi-probabilistic approaches. Application for the determination of mechanical properties
31 May, 2011
Volume XXI, Issue 4
20 May, 2011
A full range of hydropower projects are developing apace in hydrologically-rich and energy-hungry southeast Asia. Patrick Reynolds spotlights some of the latest schemes
Aecom, EDF to carry out feasibility study for Grand Inga scheme
02 February, 2011
A joint venture of Aecom and Électricité de France (EDF) has been awarded a US$13.4M contract to conduct the feasibility studies for the Grand Inga site in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
PK Weirs in Vietnam
26 January, 2011
In addition to their application on some dam upgrades in France, Piano Key Weirs are being increasingly researched as well as employed on new projects in Vietnam. Report by Patrick Reynolds
Tool of the trade
25 January, 2011
Joel Avruch Goldenfum presents details on the UNESCO/IHA GHG Measurement Guidelines for Freshwater Reservoirs
Bord Gáis Energy invests in OpenHydro, forms JV for tidal development
21 January, 2011
Bord Gáis Energy has agreed to invest EUR2M in tidal energy company OpenHydro, while the two firms will also form a joint venture focused on the development of a utility scale tidal farm off the coast of Ireland.