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HydroVision conference tracks cover wide range of hydropower topics


From operations and maintenance to marine hydropower and asset management, conference tracks offered at the upcoming HydroVision 2010 event offer a broad spectrum of informative sessions geared toward addressing many important aspects of the worldwide hydropower industry.

Serra do Facao hydro plant to start operations within three months


Brazil's 210-MW Serra do Facao hydropower plant is projected to come online within three months, the president of project developer Serra do Facao Energia consortium told wire services.

Voith Hydro wins equipment contract for Rodund II hydro plant rehab


Voith Hydro has won a contract to supply equipment to rehabilitate the Rodund II hydropower plant in Austria, which was damaged during a fire last summer, Voith announced.

Dealing with Alkali-Aggregate Reaction in Hydraulic Structures

07/01/2010 By Chongjiang Du
A thorough understanding of the current knowledge and practice in managing alkali-aggregate reaction in concrete hydraulic structures can help owners of existing dams and companies planning to build new dams.

Andritz Hydro to supply equipment for Ilisu hydro plant in Turkey


International technology group Andritz will supply electromechanical equipment with a total value of approximately 340 million euros (US$417.4 million) as part of the construction of the Ilisu hydropower station in Turkey, Andritz announced.

Poyry wins Limmern hydropower plant contract in Switzerland


Finland's Poyry has been awarded the HVAC design contract for the Limmern pumped-storage hydropower plant under construction in Switzerland, Poyry reported.

Perspectives: 100 Years and Beyond

06/01/2010 Depending on your perspective, the idea of something or someone being "in place" for 100 years can seem an unbelievably long time or it can flash by like a falling star in the sky.

Construction of Uri II hydro project in India on track for completion in 2011


Construction work on the Uri-II hydroelectric project in Kashmir's Uri town has reached its final stage, with construction set for completion in 2011, wire services reported.

Small hydropower projects get green light from Scottish Government


Four small hydro projects near Loch Lomond with a combined generating capacity of 6.7 megawatts have been approved by the Scottish Government.

Small hydropower projects secure funds from Massachusetts Clean Energy Center


The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center announced it is releasing grants to support six hydropower projects under the Commonwealth Hydro Initiative.

Poyry wins site supervision contract for hydro projects in Albania


Global consulting and engineering firm Poyry has been awarded the site supervision contract for the Ashta run-of-river hydropower plants in Albania by Energji Ashta Shpk, a subsidiary of Verbund International. The value of the contract is about EUR 3.4 million (US$4.6 million).

Portugal utility awards contract for pumped-storage hydro project civil construction


Utility Energias de Portugal (EDP) awarded Reforco de Potencia da Barragem de Venda Nova III - ACE a 131 million euro (US$179 million) contract for civil construction of the 435-MW Venda Nova 3 pumped-storage hydro project in Portugal.

Hanoi 2010: Dams and Sustainable Water Resources Development

03/01/2010 By Pham Hong Giang
The International Commission on Large Dams' 78th Annual Meeting will bring together dam experts from throughout the world. The information exchange will center on the efficient use and development of dams and hydroelectric facilities.

Resettlement Practices: Experiences at Xiaolangdi and Nam Theun II

03/01/2010 By Chaohua Zhang
An adaptive approach is being used to resettle people displaced by construction of 1,836-MW Xiaolangdi and 1,070-MW Nam Theun 2. The results and lessons learned during the resettlement can be valuable to the developers of other hydropower projects.

From the Hydro Library

03/01/2010 Information keeps the hydroelectric industry advancing.

Poyry awarded contract for Sri Lanka hydro project


Poyry, a global consulting and engineering firm based in Finland, has been awarded a EUR 6.1 million (US$8.3 million) contract for feasibility studies, tender design, detail design and construction supervision of the Uma Oya hydropower project in Sri Lanka.

New York firm awarded contract for Niagara hydro project work


A Buffalo, N.Y., company has been awarded a $16.6 million contract to build a new warehouse and office complex for the Niagara Power Project, the New York Power Authority announced.

Nicaragua secures further financing for Larreynaga small hydroelectric project


Nicaragua's government signed a financing agreement with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration for development of the Larreynaga hydroelectric project.

U.K. center reissues call for wave, tidal energy test stand


The New and Renewable Energy Centre (NAREC) of the United Kingdom has reissued a call for pre-qualification to build test stand equipment for wave and tidal energy prototypes at the NAREC Test Facility at Blyth on northern England's eastern coast.

Pakistan seeks consultants for refurbishment of Jinnah Barrage


The Irrigation and Power Department of Pakistan's Punjab State invites expressions of interest from consultants to oversee rehabilitation of Jinnah Barrage on the Indus River and other irrigation and water management improvements.

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