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Chile developer awards contracts to build, equip 136-MW Nuble hydropower project


Vial y Vives-DSD of Chile and Andritz Group of Austria have received contracts totaling US$257 million to build and equip the 136-MW Nuble hydroelectric project in southern Chile.

Reaching for Turkey's Hydropower Summit


Turkey continues to present opportunities for hydropower development

Viewpoint: Editor's note on the growth in renewable capacity


More than a fifth of the world's electrical power production now comes from renewable sources, and in 2013 renewables accounted for more than 56% of all net additions to global power capacity.

Developer extends construction bidding for 38.12 Mati hydro complex in Albania


Austria hydropower developer Enso Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to construct the three-plant, 38.12-MW Mati hydropower complex on the Mati River in Albania.

Spanish firm wins contract to build Bolivia's 200-MW Miguillas hydro project


Bolivia utility Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) has awarded a contract to Corsan Corviam of Spain to construct the two-plant, 200-MW Miguillas hydroelectric project in Bolivia's La Paz Department.

Innergex closes financing for Canada's 21.2-MW Tretheway Creek hydro project


Innergex Renewables Energy Inc. has closed C$92.2 million (US$87.2 million) in financing for the 21.2-MW Tretheway Creek hydro project in British Columbia.

DR Congo seeks satellite network, drilling, monitoring gear for Inga hydropower complex


The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) seeks bids to supply a utility satellite broadband network as well as exploratory drilling and monitoring instrumentation for the Inga hydroelectric complex being developed on the DRC's Congo River.

Ecuador advances studies of 3,600-MW Santiago hydro project


Ecuador's electricity regulator has issued a qualification certificate allowing government utility Corporacion Electrica del Ecuador (Celec) to advance studies of the 3,600-MW Santiago hydroelectric project proposed for Ecuador's Zamora River.

U.S. seeks financial adviser for Pakistan's 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydro project


The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks bids to provide financial advisory services to the government of Pakistan for Pakistan's proposed 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydroelectric project on the Indus River.

Ruhlin prepares for centennial celebration


Construction firm Ruhlin Company has begun a year-long celebration in conjunction with the Ohio-based company's centennial in 2015.

U.S. aid agency extends call for worldwide engineering work including hydropower


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has extended a call for information on small businesses able to provide design, construction supervision and other services for worldwide USAID projects including water resources work and hydroelectric dams.

Voith to equip hydro projects 695-MW Keeyask in Canada, 46.6-MW Rajamandala in Indonesia


Units of Voith Hydro have received contracts to equip the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project in Canada and the 46.6-MW Rajamandala hydro project in Indonesia.

Bosnia names seven pre-qualifiers for construction of 20-MW Vranduk hydropower project


Utility Elektroprivreda of Bosnia and Herzegovina has pre-qualified seven groups to bid for construction of the 20-MW Vranduk hydroelectric project in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Abengoa-Siemens to construct substation at Costa Rica's 305.5-MW Reventazon hydro project


Abengoa of Spain and Siemens of Germany have received a contract to equip and construct a substation for the 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric project in the Siquirres area of Costa Rica's Limon Province.

Canadian Spotlight


The latest hydropower industry news from Canada

Brazil authorizes operation of 373.3-MW Santo Antonio do Jari hydro project


Brazil's energy regulator has authorized commercial operation of the first unit of the 373.3-MW Santo Antonio do Jari hydro project on Brazil's Jari River.

Cameroon seeks construction of 30-MW hydro plant at Lom Pangar Dam


Cameroon utility Electricity Development Corp. (EDC) invites applications for pre-qualification to construct the 30-MW hydroelectric plant at Lom Pangar Dam, which is being built on Cameroon's Sanaga River.

No Ordinary Fish Tale: Design-Build of a New Powerhouse for Lower Baker


Adding a new 30-MW powerhouse at Lower Baker to improve fish passage

ArcelorMittal supplies steel to 11,200-MW Belo Monte hydro project


Global steel and mining firm ArcelorMittal says it is supplying 50,000 tons of steel for the 11,200-MW Belo Monte hydroelectric project in Brazil.

Perspectives: Let's Give Hydropower a Boost


Perspectives: Let's Give Hydropower a Boost

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