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Nautricity receives approval for tidal turbine deployment in Mull of Kintyre

05/23/2014

Tidal energy developer Nautricity has received approval from Marine Scotland to deploy a turbine device in the Mull of Kintyre off the coast of Scotland's western Argyll region.

Czech water agency seeks turbine-generator for Plav hydro plant

05/23/2014

The water utility for the South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic seeks bids to supply a turbine-generator for the intake of the Plav water treatment plant in the Czech Republic.

Andritz buys hydro technology manufacturer AFI

05/23/2014

Hydroelectric power equipment manufacturer AFI Hydro Inc. has been purchased by global supplier Andritz Hydro, forming a new company, Andritz Hydro AFI Inc.

Oregon Iron Works, Vigor Industrial announce merger

05/22/2014

Industrial equipment manufacturer Oregon Iron Works and ship building and repair company Vigor Industrial have announced a plan to merge.

Holsenback to Serve as First U.S. Full-Time Director of OILES America

05/22/2014

OILES America, Corp. (OAC) recently announced the promotion of Ken Holsenback as the first U.S. full-time director. Holsenback will also be the first U.S. executive to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for OAC.

U.S. seeks firms for fire suppression systems at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam

05/22/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to supply fire suppression systems at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington.

Brazil, Paraguay celebrate Itaipu hydropower project's 40th birthday

05/22/2014

Representatives from Brazil and Paraguay met this past week to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 14,000-MW Itaipu hydropower plant.

French utility seeks substations for 1.1-MW Crescent, 1.1-MW Malassis hydro projects

05/22/2014

Utility Electricite de France (EDF) seeks bids to supply prefabricated substations for the 1.1-MW Crescent and 1.1-MW Malassis hydroelectric projects in France.

RusHydro, PowerChina partner for small hydropower development

05/22/2014

Energy conglomerates JSC RusHydro and PowerChina have signed a number of agreements calling for cooperation in developing small hydropower projects in Russia's Far East.

Bolivian power demand reaches near record levels

05/22/2014

Data from Bolivia's Comite Nacional de Despacho de Carga (CNDC) shows the country was within 10 MW of meeting its record capacity demand in April.

A heartfelt thank you

05/21/2014

“Writing about a writer's block is better than not writing at all.” – Charles Bukowski

GE unveils new exciter for 100 amp class applications

05/21/2014

General Electric's Measurement & Control unit has announced a new excitation control system that builds upon the company's established Mark VIe line.

U.S. seeks machinery, control, lighting rehab at Lower St. Anthony Falls Dam

05/21/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to replace central control station electrical equipment at its Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam in Minneapolis.

Senate panel examines FERC nominees LaFleur, Bay

05/21/2014

President Obama's two nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission testified in a confirmation hearing May 20, facing senators' questions about FERC's enforcement policies and whether Obama's choice for FERC chairman, Norman C. Bay, is sufficiently experienced to replace the other nominee, Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur, as chairman.

Pakistan extends bidding to build 3-MW Thak Nullah hydro project

05/21/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended the deadline for bids to construct a 3-MW hydroelectric project near Chilas on Thak Nullah in Diamer District of Pakistan's Gilgit Baltistan Region.

World's first community-owned tidal turbine on line in Scotland

05/21/2014

A 30 kW tidal turbine installed in the Bluemull Sound in Shetland is now generating power, making it the world's first community-owned unit to produce electricity.

U.S. seeks firms for turbine cavitation repair at 58-MW Clarence Cannon Dam

05/21/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform turbine cavitation repair at the 58-MW Clarence Cannon Dam hydroelectric project in northeast Missouri.

Philippines could get 1,200 MW of new hydroelectric power capacity

05/21/2014

Four new hydropower projects could give the Philippines more than 1,200 MW of additional capacity.

French waterways agency extends bidding to refurbish Plancher-Bas Dam

05/20/2014

France's navigable waterways agency, Voies Navigables de France (VNF), has extended the deadline for bids to rehabilitate Plancher-Bas Dam on the Rahin River in France's Haute-Saone Department.

Rockslide kills five at Vietnam hydropower plant construction site

05/20/2014

Five construction workers are dead and five more are injured following a rockslide at the construction site of a hydropower project in northern Ha Giang province, according to local sources.


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