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Hydro Industry News 2009 P7

  • Wed Oct 21 15:11:00 CDT 2009 -- ABB wins US$120 million hydropower contract
    Swiss engineering company ABB Ltd. won a US$120 million contract from Kraftwerke Linth-Limmern AG for work on a pumped-storage project in eastern Switzerland.
  • Tue Oct 20 16:20:20 CDT 2009 -- Bank loans Venezuela US$1.75 billion for hydro project
    The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) has loaned Venezuela US$1.75 billion to complete construction of a 2,320-MW hydroelectric project on Venezuela’s Caroni River.
  • Mon Oct 19 15:50:30 CDT 2009 -- Ireland selected for wave-energy project
    Swedish power utility Vattenfall and Irish wave-energy developer Wavebob have formed a joint venture to build a commercial-scale wave-energy project off the west coast of Ireland.
  • Mon Oct 19 14:25:20 CDT 2009 -- U.S. awards $26 million contract for improvements to Grand Coulee project
    The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation awarded Albuquerque, N.M.-based Gardner Zemke Co. a $26 million contract to replace six transformers at the Grand Coulee Dam project on the Columbia River, about 90 miles west of Spokane, Wash.
  • Mon Oct 19 12:05:10 CDT 2009 -- Carnegie selects site for wave-energy demonstration
    Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd. announced plans to build a commercial-scale wave-energy plant at Garden Island, 31 miles south of Perth, Australia.
  • Mon Oct 19 10:20:40 CDT 2009 -- Philippines' PNOC seeks partners for 11 mini-hydro projects
    PNOC Renewables Corp., a subsidiary of the state-run Philippine National Oil Co., is looking for partners to develop at least 11 mini-hydropower projects with a combined capacity of up to 300 MW.
  • Fri Oct 16 11:55:50 CDT 2009 -- Plutonic Power raises $70 million for projects
    Hydropower producer Plutonic Power Corp. said it will raise about C$70.4 million through the sale of common stock to support in part the construction of the Toba-Montrose hydroelectric project.
  • Fri Oct 16 09:30:30 CDT 2009 -- Hydro-Quebec awards contract for work on Romaine complex
    Utility Hydro Quebec awarded a C$5.2 million contract to Thirau, a subsidiary of CVTech Group Inc., for work on the Romaine hydroelectric complex on the North Shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Quebec.
  • Thu Oct 15 15:40:30 CDT 2009 -- Principle Power receives DOE grant for wave-energy technology
    The U.S. Department of Energy awarded a $750,000 grant to Principle Power Inc. to support the development of an advanced water power technology.
  • Thu Oct 15 10:50:40 CDT 2009 -- Eletrobras eyes 9,000 MW project in Peru
    Eletrobras, Latin America’s largest electric utility, may build a $4.8 billion hydroelectric project in northern Peru, according to a government official interviewed by Bloomberg.

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