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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.

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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.

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.

KEPCO signs $1 billion Georgia hydro deal


South Korea’s state-run utility Korea Electric Power Corp. has signed a memorandum of understanding with Georgia’s energy department to develop $1 billion in hydropower projects in the country, news agencies reported.

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IDB loan approved for 80-MW hydro project in Bolivia


Bolivia will receive US$106 million in loans from the Inter-American Development Bank to finance the construction of the 80-MW Misicuni hydroelectric project.

India state seeks tunnel construction for 195-MW Kashang


India's Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd. (HPPC) seeks bids for tunnel civil works for the 195-MW Kashang hydroelectric project on the Kashang River in Himachal Pradesh State.

Niger seeks relocation consultants for 125-MW Kandadji


The government of Niger invites expressions of interest from consultants for three contracts involving social and economic relocation of residents in the area of the proposed 125-MW Kandadji Dam on the Niger River.

Ethiopia celebrates completion of Tekeze hydroelectric project


Ethiopia’s 300-MW Tekeze hydroelectric project, the largest public works project in Ethiopia’s history, is complete, said Colorado-based MWH, the engineering and construction firm that oversaw the design and construction.

Resident engineer sought for Ohio River's 105-MW Meldahl


MWH, the owner's engineer for the 105-MW Meldahl hydroelectric project, seeks a resident engineer to supervise site work at the project being built at the Corps of Engineers' Captain Anthony Meldahl Locks and Dam on the Ohio River.

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