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Hyundai wins contract for 47 MW hydropower plant

04/04/2014

South Korean conglomerate Hyundai Engineering Co. announced it has won a US$91.3 million award for the construction of a 47 MW hydropower plant in Indonesia.

Solomon Islands seeks design support, supervision of 750-kW Fiu River hydro project

04/03/2014

The government of the Solomon Islands invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide design support and construction supervision for the 750-kW Fiu River hydroelectric project.

Endesa Chile increases funding of 150-MW Los Condores hydropower plant

04/03/2014

Endesa Chile has announced a US$661.5 million loan to build its new 150-MW Los Condores hydropower plant, the power generator announced earlier this week.

Explosion kills four at Ecuador's 487.8-MW Sopladora hydropower project

04/03/2014

Four Chinese explosives experts were killed yesterday while working on an underground extension of Ecuador's 487.8-MW Sopladora hydropower project, local sources have reported.

France helps fund Pakistan's Munda, Harpo hydropower projects

04/02/2014

Financing from the French Development Agency will allow for the construction of a pair of hydroelectric projects that will add a combined 785 MW of power to Pakistan's grid.

NHA adds DOE Secretary Moniz, FERC Commissioner Clark to annual conference lineup

04/02/2014

The National Hydropower Association is pleased to announce Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Tony Clark as speakers at the upcoming NHA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

HRF, NHA seek input from hydro industry members

04/01/2014

The Hydro Research Foundation and the National Hydropower Association are collaborating on a research and development survey of hydroelectric power industry members.

Corps Cold Regions lab seeks bids to provide support services

04/01/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to provide a broad range of support services to its Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.

Canada seeks public comment on Tazi Twe hydroelectric project

03/31/2014

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is seeking public comment on the potential environmental effects of the proposed Tazi Twe hydroelectric plant.

Innergex, BC Hydro make changes to Upper Lillooet hydropower project

03/31/2014

Canadian power producer Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. has reached agreements with utility BC Hydro regarding components of the Upper Lillooet hydropower project.

Bosnia pre-qualifies firms to build 20-MW Vranduk hydropower project

03/28/2014

Utility Elektroprivreda of Bosnia and Herzegovina invites applications for pre-qualification to construct the 20-MW Vranduk hydroelectric project in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Contractor selected for Iowa's 36.4-MW Red Rock hydroelectric project

03/27/2014

Missouri River Energy Services' Board of Directors and Western Minnesota Power Agency have selected Ames Construction Inc. as general contractor for the 36.4-MW Red Rock hydroelectric project.

Colombia utility seeks water quality modeling for 2,400-MW Ituango hydroelectric project

03/27/2014

Colombia utility Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM) invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop water quality models for the proposed reservoir and downstream of the 2,400-MW Ituango hydroelectric project in Colombia.

RusHydro to design India's 3,750-MW Upper Siang hydropower plant

03/27/2014

JSC RusHydro subsidiary RusHydro International AG has signed a contract with the India's North Eastern Electric Power Corp. Ltd. (NEEPCO) to design the second phase of the 3,750-MW Upper Siang hydropower plant.

NHA seeks nominations for 2014 Henwood Award

03/26/2014

The National Hydropower Association is currently seeking nominations for the 2014 Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award.

Burundi seeks geotechnical design review of 31.5-MW Jiji Dam

03/26/2014

Burundi's water and electric utility invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a geotechnical design review of the proposed dam for the 31.5-MW Jiji hydroelectric project on Burundi's Jiji River.

Ontario Waterpower Association, Parks Canada announce canal management collaboration

03/26/2014

The Ontario Waterpower Association and Parks Canada have announced a collaboration to manage and develop the hydroelectric power potential of Ontario's national historic canal system.

Manitoba Hydro selects consortium to construct 695-MW Keeyask hydropower plant

03/25/2014

A team led by engineering firm Bechtel has been awarded a US$1.25 billion contract from Manitoba Hydro to construct the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric plant.

Italy utility seeks turbine-generators for three small hydro projects

03/25/2014

Italian hydropower utility Edison S.p.A. seeks bids to supply turbine-generators and other equipment for three small hydroelectric projects to be built in Italy's Pavia and Cosenza provinces.

New Zealand's Meridian withdraws application for 35-MW Amuri hydropower plant

03/24/2014

New Zealand utility Meridian Energy has withdrawn applications for the proposed 35-MW Amuri hydroelectric project.


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