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European bank funds Poland renewables, hydro project refurbishment

08/22/2014

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to lend up to 295 million zlotys (US$93.3 million) to Poland energy company Tauron Polska Energia S.A. for renewable energy investments including refurbishment of several Tauron Group hydroelectric projects.

Chilean government moves to take control of power auctions

08/22/2014

Chilean hydroelectric power producers could be affected by legislation introduced by the country's Ministry of Energy earlier this week.

U.S. EIS advances transmission to deliver Quebec hydropower to New York

08/22/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a final environmental impact statement endorsing the construction and operation of a 1,000-MW transmission line to carry Quebec hydroelectric power to customers in New York City.

FERC seeks dam safety geotechnical engineering consultant

08/21/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeks proposals from small businesses to serve as geotechnical engineering consultant to FERC's Division of Dam Safety and Inspections.

ABB to supply grid connection for 6-MW first phase of Scotland tidal project

08/21/2014

Power technology supplier ABB has received a contract from Atlantis Resources Ltd. to supply an onshore grid connection for the 6-MW Phase 1 of the MeyGen tidal stream power project in Scotland's Pentland Firth.

Bulgaria seeks consultant for hydro project rehabilitation program

08/21/2014

Bulgaria utility Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania EAD (NEK) invites expressions of interest from consultants for a program to rehabilitate major hydroelectric projects.

U.S. awards turbine runner, gate replacement contracts at 80-MW Denison Dam

08/21/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded contracts for turbine runner replacement and flood gate replacement at the 80-MW Denison Dam hydroelectric project in Texas.

U.S. extends call for main bus replacement at 117-MW Keswick hydropower project

08/21/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids for main bus replacement at the 117-MW Keswick hydropower project at Keswick Dam in California.

U.K. developer begins construction of 750-kW Allt Choire small hydro project

08/20/2014

Scottish energy developer Green Highland Renewables began construction in August of the 750-kW Allt Choire a' Bhalachain small hydroelectric project on the southern side of Loch Garry in Scotland.

FERC licenses 400-MW Iowa Hill pumped-storage as part of California hydro project

08/20/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has authorized construction of the 400-MW Iowa Hill pumped-storage development as part of relicensing the 637.3-MW Upper American River hydroelectric project in California.

HydroVision International 2015 announces call for abstracts, panelists

08/20/2014

HydroVision International is now accepting abstract submissions for the Technical Papers track of the 2015 conference program, Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines Managing Editor Elizabeth Ingram announces. In addition, for the second year, the organizers have issued a call for panelists for the Panel Presentation track.

Atkins selected as client's engineer for 230-MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project

08/20/2014

Design, engineering and project management consultancy group Atkins Global has been selected by Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay PLC (TLSB) to serve as client's engineer for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project in Wales.

French dams operator seeks command control upgrade for 9-MW Naussac Dam

08/20/2014

Loire River dams owner Etablissement Public Loire (EPL) invites applications for pre-qualification to modernize the command control system of 9-MW Naussac Dam in France's Loire River Basin.

Financing arranged to construct 16-MW Box Canyon hydro project in Canada

08/20/2014

Travelers Capital Corp. announced it arranged C$61 million (US$56 million) in non-recourse project financing for construction of the 16-MW Box Canyon hydroelectric project near Port Mellon, B.C.

U.S. seeks hydropower, pumping plant engineering for Corps hydro design center

08/20/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks expressions of interest to provide hydroelectric power and pumping plant engineering, design, and analysis services for its Hydroelectric Design Center and its Hydropower Analysis Center in Portland.

Video: U.S., Kurdish forces regain control of Iraq's Mosul Dam

08/19/2014

The strategic Mosul Dam is back in Iraqi control following what is being called the most highly-coordinated operation involving U.S., Kurdish and Iraqi combined forces since 2011.

Voith wins hydro equipment orders for 111-MW Rasuwaghadi in Nepal, 690-MW Salal in India

08/19/2014

Hydropower equipment manufacturer Voith has received orders to equip the 111-MW Rasuwaghadi hydroelectric project in Nepal and to supply six new turbine runners for the 690-MW Salal hydroelectric project in India.

Pakistan extends consultant call for 1,300-MW Tarbela Dam 5th Extension

08/19/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest for project preparation and design of the 1,300-MW Tarbela Dam 5th Extension hydroelectric project.

Khani takes position with Miller Hydro Group

08/19/2014

David Khani, formerly principal engineer/project manager with Processes Unlimited International (now Stantec) is now president and chief regulatory officer with Miller Hydro Group.

U.S. seeks gate installation, fabrication at Montgomery Locks and Dam

08/19/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from firms to install replacement gates, and to fabricate the gates, at the Corps' Montgomery Locks and Dam on the Ohio River near Beaver, Pa.

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