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Voith Hydro celebrates strong 2014 supplying hydroelectric generating facilities worldwide

12/31/2014

It has been an eventful year for Voith Hydro Inc., which supplies equipment to hydroelectric generating facilities worldwide and employs more than 700 people at its hydropower manufacturing facility in York, Pa.  

Chihuido I hydroelectric project

Russian-backed Argentine-Spanish consortium funds US$1.84 billion, 637-MW Chihuido I hydro

12/23/2014

Argentina's Planning Ministry awarded the 637-MW Chihuido I hydroelectric project to an Argentine-Spanish consortium backed by Russian financing, which will require a US$1.84 billion investment. Minister of Planning and Public Investment Julio de Vido and Minister of Economy Axel Kicillof made the announcement, Dec. 22. 

Kerr joins hydropower team of HDR

HDR adds Kerr to Pacific Northwest hydropower team

12/22/2014

Jim Kerr has joined HDR as senior hydro-mechanical engineer in the consulting company’s hydropower team. 

Georgia

Sakartvelos Banki invests US$45 million in Georgia’s hydroelectric future

12/22/2014

Sakartvelos Banki (Bank of Georgia) announced it is investing US$45 million in the 30-MW Mestia Chaladidi hydroelectric project on the Mestiachala River, which will use water from the Chaladi Glacier in Mestia, Svaneti, Georgia.  

World News

12/19/2014

News on the global hydroelectric industry from November-December 2014

12 workers rescued at Vietnam's Da Dan-Da Chomo hydropower plant

12/19/2014

A dozen workers trapped inside a collapsed tunnel at the Da Dang-Da Chomo hydropower plant have been rescued, officials in Vietnam's Lam Dong province said.

Senate approval of two bills could benefit America's hydroelectric power sector

12/17/2014

Legislative movement in Congress this week could benefit the United States' hydroelectric power sector, with the Senate approving both a tax extenders bill and an omnibus appropriations bill.

B.C. government approves 1,100-MW Site C hydropower project

12/17/2014

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has approved BC Hydro's plans for the 1,100-MW Site C hydropower plant, ending speculation that the provincial government might forego the project in lieu of other alternatives.

Vietnam

Tunnel collapses at US$22.4 million Da Dang-Da Chromo hydroelectric project

12/17/2014

A tunnel collapse at the site of the US$22.4 million Da Dang-Da Chromo hydroelectric project on the Da Dang River in the province of Lam Dong, Vietnam, at 7 a.m. yesterday trapped 12 workers, according to local news sources onsite.

Australia's 52-MW Burdekin hydropower plant tabled amidst energy goal squabbles

12/16/2014

Power developer Meridian Energy Australia is shelving plans for the 52-MW Burdekin hydropower project, citing revisions to Australia's federal energy policy.

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.

Électricité de France

Brazilian 400 MW hydroelectric project has French investment

12/15/2014

A France-based utility fills the void in a consortium for a 400 MW hydroelectric project in Brazil on the Teles Pires River in the state of Mato Grosso. Brazilian company Alupar Investimento, which held a 51% stake in a consortium, decided to exit the project in August.

Canada utility seeks equipment inspection, breakers for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

12/15/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to provide inspection of equipment manufacturing and to supply generator circuit breakers for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project being built on the Lower Nelson River in Manitoba.

At least 13 killed by collapse at Ecuador's Coca Codo Sinclair hydropower plant

12/15/2014

At least 13 people are dead and a dozen injured following the collapse of a pressure well at Ecuador's 1,500-MW Coca Codo Sinclair hydropower project.

World Bank seeks investment analysis for Africa's Cubango-Okavango Basin

12/12/2014

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a multi-sector analysis of investment options while safeguarding the ecological status of the Cubango-Okavango River Basin of southern Africa.

Russia's RDIF, India's IDFC partnering for US$1 billion hydroelectric power investment deal

12/11/2014

The Russian Direct Investment Fund will partner with India's Infrastructure Development Finance Company in a US$1 billion hydroelectric project investment package.

Burundi seeks financial management consultant for 31.5-MW Jiji, 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydro projects

12/10/2014

Burundi's water and electric utility invites expressions of interest to serve as financial management consultant for the 31.5-MW Jiji and 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydroelectric projects being developed in Burundi's Bururi Province.

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.

HydroVision Russia conference program

Conference program now available for HydroVision Russia

12/05/2014

The conference program for the HydroVision Russia event is now available on the website.

Canadian Spotlight

12/05/2014

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada

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