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Meridian granted water for New Zealand project


New Zealand’s Environment Court has approved Meridian Energy’s request to use water from Lake Waitaki for a 260-MW hydropower project.

Nepal seeks construction supervision for 60-MW Upper Trushuli 3A


The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide construction supervision of the 60-MW Upper Trishuli 3A hydroelectric project in Nepal’s Central Development Region.

Alstom-led consortium wins contract for Dagachhu project


Dagachhu Hydro Power Corp. has awarded a contract to French engineering group Alstom to supply key equipment for the construction of a hydropower project on Bhutan’s Dagachhu River.

Muhr celebrates 50 years of service


Muhr, a specialist in the engineering and construction of hydropower plants, will be celebrating its 50th anniversary Sept. 25, 2009.

Lesotho seeks consultants for five Metolong Dam tasks


The government of Lesotho invites expressions of interest from consultants for five separate contracts related to the Metolong Dam and Water Supply Program.



India's NHPC again extends civil works bidding for 3,000-MW Dibang


India developer NHPC Ltd. again extended the pre-qualification deadline for one remaining civil works package of India's 3,000-MW Dibang hydroelectric project.

French utility seeks modifications to 187-MW Kembs


Electricite de France seeks bids for excavation and civil construction to add a second powerhouse and make environmental modifications to the 187-MW Kembs hydroelectric project on the Rhine River.

India firm wins contract to build Bhutan's 114-MW Dagachhu


Dagachhu Hydro Power Corp. Ltd. has awarded a contract to India's HCC for civil construction of the 114-MW Dagachhu hydroelectric project on Bhutan’s Dagachhu River.

Vietnam utility names implementation supervisor of 156-MW Song Bung 4


The project manager for Electricity of Vietnam has named Mott MacDonald of the United Kingdom to serve as implementation supervisor for construction of the 156-MW Song Bung 4 hydroelectric project.

RusHydro goal: Re-establish global status of Russian hydro technology


The head of Russian hydropower giant RusHydro says Russia has just five years to re-establish itself as the supplier of world-beating hydropower technology if it is not to lose out to competitors in the developing world.

Alstom Hydro to equip India's 500-MW Teesta 6


Developer Lanco Infra Tech Ltd. has awarded a contract to Alstom Hydro of France to supply four turbine-generators and other equipment for the 500-MW Teesta Stage 6 hydroelectric project on the Teesta River in India's Sikkim State.

India state seeks civil construction of 100-MW Sainj


India's Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd. seeks bids for civil construction and hydro-mechanical works of the 100-MW Sainj hydroelectric project on India's Sainj River.

Barnard begins work to increase height of California's San Vicente Dam


Barnard Construction Co. began preliminary foundation work in June 2009 for a project to add 117 feet to the 220-foot-tall San Vicente Dam in Southern California, the world’s largest dam heightening project using roller-compacted concrete.

Chairman admits nerves as RusHydro lists on London exchange


The head of RusHydro, the world's second largest hydropower producer, admitted to nerves while awaiting the first trades of his company's Global Depositary Receipts on the London Stock Exchange.

India utility extends design bidding, seeks equipment for 110-MW Pare


India's North Eastern Electric Power Corp. Ltd. extended the bidding deadline for design and construction review of the 110-MW Pare hydroelectric project and called for additional bids to equip the project.

Russia pledges to finance 2,000 MW of hydropower for Angola


Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and a delegation of energy and business officials scheduled a stop in Angola June 26, 2009, just days after a Russian ambassador pledged funds to finance two Angolan hydroelectric projects totaling 2,000 MW.

Teck to sell third of 490-MW Waneta Dam to BC Hydro


Teck Resources Ltd. has agreed to sell a one-third stake in its 490-MW Waneta Dam in British Columbia to province-owned utility BC Hydro for C$825 million (US$714.4 million).

Canada utility opens weir, part of 3.6-MW Hound Chute redevelopment


Ontario Power Generation officially opened Obermeyer Weir, part of the redevelopment of the 3.6-MW Hound Chute hydroelectric project on Ontario’s Lower Montreal River.

Nepal seeks civil construction of 30-MW Rahughat hydro


Nepal Electricity Authority invites applications for pre-qualification for civil construction of the 30-MW Rahughat hydroelectric project on Nepal’s Rahughat River.

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