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Andritz wins contracts for Teesta III, Karcham Wangtoo
21 December, 2007
Andritiz VA Tech Hydro has been awarded two contracts in India worth a total of US$302M for the complete electromechanical equipment for six Pelton and also supply four Francis units.

Andritz VA Tech Hydro wins contract in Serbia
23 November, 2007
Andritz VA Tech Hydro has been awarded a contract by power utility Elektroprivreda Serbia to modernise and uprate the strategic Bajina Basta hydroelectric plant.

PT International Nickel Indonesia to resume Karebbe build
09 October, 2007
The construction of the 90MW Karebbe hydro scheme has been resumed after receipt of a forestry permit enabled the board of PT International Nickel Indonesia (PT Inco) to approve the continuance of works.

Andritz VA Tech Hydro wins Africa service plaudit
26 September, 2007
Andritz VA Tech Hydro has won a major plaudit from a customer satisfaction survey of maintenance, repair and overhaul work in the Sub-Saharan Africa power market.

Plutonic signs contract for Toba/Montrose construction
24 September, 2007
Canadian developer Plutonic Power Corp and its finance partner GE Energy Financial Services have signed a fixed price contract with Peter Kiewit Sons Co to build the 196MW East Toba/Montrose Creek projects.

VA Tech Hydro receives Canada order for 14 units
21 September, 2007
VA Tech Hydro Canada has received an order for 14 turbine-generator units for hydro power plants in British Columbia from contractor Peter Kiewit Sons Co.

European JV sees US$710M in orders for Ilisu
16 August, 2007
The consortium of European companies set to help build the 1200MW Ilisu project in Turkey have received a total volume of orders of Euro530M (US$710M).

Turkey's Ilisu project advances with US$1.64B finance
15 August, 2007
The 1200MW Ilisu project being built in Turkey has taken a further step forward with the signing of a US$1.64B loan deal as part of a package that gets international consortia working on construction of the scheme.

Andritz hydro matrix order in the US
25 June, 2007
SAF Hydroelectric has awarded a contract to Andritz VA Tech Hydro for the installation of StrafloMatrix units at the lower Saint Anthony Falls Lock & Dam in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Ipotesti main assembly complete
18 June, 2007
A consortium led by Voith Siemens Hydro with Andritz VA Tech Hydro as general contractor has completed the main assembly phase for the Ipotesti hydro power plant modernisation.

Refurb contracts awarded in Italy
03 May, 2007
VA Tech Escher Wyss has won contracts for three hydro plant refurbishments in Italy from Endesa Italia.

Equipment contract awarded for Albbruck-Dogern
01 May, 2007
VA Tech Escher Wyss has been awarded a EUR 20M (US$27.3M) contract to supply the electrical and mechanical equipment for the Albbruck-Dogern hydro plant on the river Rhine in Germany.

San Francisco set to produce commercially
27 April, 2007
The 230MW San Francisco hydro project in Ecuador is set to begin commercial electricity generation at the beginning of May.

Borcka plant inaugurated
25 April, 2007
The Borcka hydro power plant on the Coruh river in Northeastern Turkey has been inaugurated by the country's prime minister Recep Tayyip Ergodan.

Baglihar decision - an end to the dispute?
19 March, 2007
I M Sahai asks whether a recent decision by a World Bank appointed expert on the future of the controversial Baglihar dam will bring an end to the 15-year dispute between India and Pakistan

Revolutionising Icelandic power
14 March, 2007
With Iceland’s Kárahnjúkar scheme on course for completion in 2009, Neil Ford investigates how construction has progressed and asks whether the completed project will lead to the country finally exporting electricity to the rest of Europe

Analysing Pelton distributors
14 February, 2007
S Lais, R Angehrn and J Sugg present a finite element analysis of the Pelton distributor at Kopswerk II pumped storage plant, from shell model to a solid 3D model with concrete

Coping with accession in Eastern Europe
14 February, 2007
How are hydro schemes in the new EU member states in Central and Eastern Europe being affected by accession? Neil Ford reports on how privatisation of hydro projects seems to be a major trend - but is this driven by the EU or power sector economics?

Simon Bolivar rehab contract awarded
26 January, 2007
CVG Edelca has awarded a EUR 100M (US$12.9M) contract to modernise the Simon Bolivar hydro power station in Venezuela to a consortium comprising VA Tech Escher Wyss - a subsidiary of Andritz VA Tech Hydro - and Voith Siemens, Sao Paulo. The project will involve rehabilitation of five 770MW capacity Francis turbines.

Tidal turbine development
09 January, 2007
Several important aspects of the development of bulb-type turbine generator-units for Sihwa Tidal, the world's largest tidal power plant, are described in this paper. Although the units' layout is based on that of conventional run-of-river plants, their installation in a maritime environment adds substantial complexity in terms of corrosion protection to the project

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