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Basin agency seeks design of two French reservoirs, possible hydro projects

01/23/2015

France's Adour River Basin agency seeks bids to design and manage construction of two reservoirs in the basin with possible development of hydro projects.

Repairs to Nepal's 10-MW Sunkoshi hydropower plant estimated at more than US$2.4 million

01/22/2015

Repairs to the Nepal Electricity Authority's 10-MW Sunkoshi hydropower plant are estimated at about US$2.44 million following a landslide that damaged the project last August.

Kenya seeks owner's engineer for construction of Mwache Dam

01/22/2015

The government of Kenya invites expressions of interest to serve as owner's engineer for construction supervision and quality assurance for Mwache Dam in Kenya.

Canada’s US$2.2 billion Lower Mattagami hydroelectric project provides power and empowerment

01/21/2015

Total capacity has increased from 486 MW to 924 MW at four fully operational redeveloped hydroelectric projects on the Mattagami River, according to Ontario Power Generation (OPG), thanks to the newly commissioned US$2.2 billion Lower Mattagami hydroelectric project in the Moose River Basin of northeastern Ontario, Canada.  

HydroVision Russia 2015 keynote address to include World Energy Council, Russian Federation involvement

01/16/2015

The organizers of HydroVision Russia and POWER-GEN Russia are pleased to announce the support of the Russian Federation's Ministry of Energy and other industry leaders, making the upcoming conference and exhibition an important event for all those working Russia's energy market.

Neelum-Jhelum Hydroelectric Project

Which hydroelectric project, 969-MW Neelum-Jhelum or 330-MW Kishenganga will determine priority rights?

01/15/2015

Both Pakistan's 969-MW Neelum-Jhelum hydroelectric project and India's 330-MW Kishenganga hydropower project are being built on tributaries to the Neelum River (Kishenganga River in India). 

U.S. extends call for spillway gate maintenance at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam

01/13/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to perform spillway gate lifecycle maintenance at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington.

Ceremony marks completion of Cambodia's 338-MW Russei Chrum Krom hydropower plant

01/12/2015

A ceremony attended by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen marked the completion of the country's 338-MW Russei Chrum Krom hydropower plant.

McGill study examines global impact of dams on waterways large and small

01/07/2015

A new study published by McGill University examines how both existing and planned dam infrastructure impacts people and surrounding ecosystems through river flow and fragmentation.

BC Hydro again extends site preparation call for 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

01/07/2015

Canadian utility BC Hydro again extended the deadline for bids to perform site preparation on the north bank of the Peace River for the proposed 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

Philippines

Filipino DOE awards contracts to develop 22 hydroelectric projects on Mindano Island

01/05/2015

Construction will begin on 22 new hydroelectric projects on Mindano Island this year after the Filipino Department of Energy (DOE) announced it awarded pre-development and development contracts to nine organizations on Jan. 2.  

Bhutan Map

Bhutan seeks consultants, construction, equipment for 118-MW Nikachhu hydropower project

01/02/2015

The government of Bhutan and its development units seek consultants, civil construction and hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment for the 118-MW Nikachhu hydroelectric project to be built on Bhutan's Nikachhu River.

Guadeloupe

Contract awarded to build US$35.3 million Moreau hydroelectric project in Guadeloupe

12/31/2014

On Dec. 11, the Conseil General de la Guadeloupe awarded a US$35.3 million contract to Gaddarkhan consortium leader and son: Gaddarkhan et Fils/Getelec TP/Antilles Geotechnique of Baie-Mahault, Guadeloupe, to build Moreau Dam on Basse-Terre in the commune of Goyave.

700-MW Zungeru hydroelectric power project

Nigeria’s US$1.3 billion 700-MW Zungeru hydroelectric project deals with challenges

12/29/2014

At one point, legal challenges from vested interests were slowing work at the 700-MW Zungeru hydroelectric project in Nigeria that was first begun in 2013, according to Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil. However, the execution of an amended bill might allow the US$1.3 billion project to move forward.

Vietnam

Construction suspended at a 23-MW hydroelectric power plant in Vietnam

12/29/2014

Tunnel building at a 23-MW hydroelectric power plant being constructed on the Da Dang River in the province of Lam Dong, Vietnam, is suspended pending investigation into the confirmed cause of a tunnel collapse at the site on Dec. 16. 

Russia

Russian US$2.6 billion investment helps put 3,000-MW Boguchany hydroelectric power plant online

12/23/2014

Officials from Russia’s Boguchany Energy and Metals Complex (BEMO) announced its joint project between UC RUSAL and RusHydro is generating hydroelectric power. The project’s 3,000-MW Boguchany hydroelectric power plant (Boguchany HPP) on the Angara River in Kodinsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Siberia, Russia, is complete after its ninth and final generator was commissioned, Dec. 22.  

Nepal

Nepali company seeks to develop hydroelectric generation facilities greater than 25 MW

12/19/2014

On Dec. 17, Hydroelectricity Development & Investment Co. Ltd. (HIDCL) announced it is seeking to lead development of hydroelectric projects in Nepal that have a generating capacity greater than 25 MW. HIDCL is based in Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal. 

2014 NHA Annual Conference

2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference program available online now

12/16/2014

The conference program for the 2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference is now available online, giving industry members a sneak peek of everything the three-day event has to offer.

Mozambique seeks Limpopo Basin water project, study of Mapai Dam

12/11/2014

Mozambique seeks firms for design and development of a large-scale water infrastructure project in the Limpopo River Basin as well as a feasibility study of a multi-purpose dam at Mapai in that basin.

BC Hydro extends site preparation call for 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

12/08/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to perform site preparation on the north bank of the Peace River for the proposed 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

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