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OWA studying waterpower reference centre

Information-sharing center studied for waterpower in Canadian province of Ontario

03/04/2015

The Ontario Waterpower Association has awarded a contract to complete a feasibility study for the proposed Waterpower Reference Centre.

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Bank seeks financial, engineering audit of Kyrgyzstan's 360-MW Kambarata 2

03/03/2015

The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a financial and engineering audit of a project to install a second generating unit at the 360-MW Kambarata hydroelectric project in Kyrgyzstan.

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Mega First signs agreement for development of Don Sahong hydropower project in Laos

03/03/2015

Mega First Corp. Bhd. has signed an agreement with Laotian utility Electricite du Laos to regulate its participation in developing the 240- to 360-MW Don Sahong hydropower project.

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International Hydropower Association debuts Young Researcher Award

03/03/2015

The International Hydropower Association has established a new award, called the Young Researcher Award, to recognize and reward emerging talent in the hydropower sector.

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Alstom receives turbine order for Uganda's 600-MW Karuma hydropower plant

03/03/2015

Chinese engineering and construction company Sinohydro has awarded Alstom a US$65 million contract to provide equipment and technical services for Uganda's Karuma hydropower plant.

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Nile Lakes states pre-qualify firms to build, equip 80-MW Rusumo Falls hydro project

03/02/2015

Nile Equatorial Lakes states invite applications for pre-qualification to carry out civil works, hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment, a transmission line and switchyard of the proposed 80-MW Rusumo Falls hydroelectric project on the Kagera River.

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Kuwait provides US$32 million for Pakistan's 969-MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower plant

03/02/2015

A deal signed in Islamabad will see the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) provide an additional US$32 million for Pakistan's 969-MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower plant.

Mahoning Creek hydro facility

Mead & Hunt receives award for work on Mahoning Creek hydro development

03/02/2015

Mead & Hunt has received a 2015 Engineering Excellence State Finalist Award from ACEC Wisconsin for its work on the 6-MW Mahoning Creek Hydroelectric Project.

Commissioning of turbines at Brazil's 3,750-MW Jirau nearing halfway point

02/27/2015

Nearly half of the 50 turbine units at Brazil's 3,750-MW Jirau hydropower project have been commissioned, according to a report released this week by operator GDF Suez SA of France.

Rucatayo Hydropower Project

Norway's Statkraft moves to take majority interest in Chilean hydropower company

02/26/2015

European energy producer Statkraft has agreed to purchase a majority stake in Chilean hydropower company Empresa Electrica Pilmaiquen S.A.

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Tajikistan seeks design, procurement, construction of 3,600-MW Rogun hydroelectric project

02/26/2015

The agency developing Tajikistan's 3,600-MW Rogun hydroelectric project invites expressions of interest in the design, procurement and construction of Rogun on Tajikistan's Vakhsh River.

BC Hydro President Jessica McDonald

Reorganization takes place at Canadian utility BC Hydro

02/25/2015

The chief executive officer of BC Hydro, Jessica McDonald, has reorganized the company’s executive team, creating new business units and promoting former Executive Vice President Chris O’Riley to deputy CEO. This is according to reports by multiple Canadian news sources. 

Nepal extends deadline for design, supervision of 335-MW Upper Arun, 30-MW Ikhuwa Khola hydro projects

02/25/2015

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest to provide detailed engineering design and construction supervision of the 335-MW Upper Arun and 30-MW Ikhuwa Khola hydropower projects.

RusHydro, K-Water sign agreement for joint exploration of hydro projects

02/23/2015

Electricity giants JSC RusHydro and the Korea Water Resources Corporation have signed a letter of understanding designed to encourage cooperation in developing hydroelectric power and other renewable energy sources.

Corps seeks firms for geotechnical engineering in U.S. New England District

02/20/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to provide geotechnical engineering services in the Corps' North Atlantic Division, primarily in the New England District.

Pakistan government hopes to speed completion of 1,410-MW Tarbela 4 hydropower plant extension

02/20/2015

The Pakistani government has committed to spending US$51 million in an effort to expedite completion of the 1,410-MW Tarbela 4 hydropower plant by seven months.

West African Power Pool seeks hydropower consultant for multiple hydro projects

02/20/2015

The West African Power Pool (WAPP) invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as a hydropower expert to support preparation and implementation of hydropower projects in the region.

Panama's 32-MW Bonyic hydropower plant begins commercial operations

02/19/2015

Panama's 32-MW Bonyic hydropower plant has entered into commercial operation, according to a release from utility company Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM).

Pakistan further extends civil works call for 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydro project

02/19/2015

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) further extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to perform major civil works construction of the 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Indus River.

Celsia receives environmental license for Colombia's 325-MW Porvenir 2 hydropower plant

02/18/2015

Colombian power company Celsia S.A. has received an environmental license for the 325-MW Porvenir 2 hydropower plant.

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