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Development of new hydropower facilities, a strong and continuing trend, results in the addition of substantial new electric generating capacity around the world every year.

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Lesotho seeks design, supervision of Polihali Dam, studies of 1,200-MW Kobong Pumped-Storage, conventional hydro


The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) seeks design and supervision of Polihali Dam, economic studies and development arrangements for the 1,200-MW Kobong Pumped-Storage project, and feasibility studies for conventional hydropower projects in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP).

HydroVision International 2015 sets new attendance record


This year's HydroVision International, currently under way in Portland, Ore., has bested its own record with more than 3,800 attendees representing 60 countries from around the globe.

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Industry leaders urge hydroelectric power advocacy in new film


The world's largest gathering of hydroelectric power professionals is now under way in Portland, Ore., and industry leaders from around the globe are using the four-day conference and exhibition to encourage the sector to spread awareness about hydropower's many virtues.

Norte Energia awards supply contracts for Brazil's 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydroelectric plant


Brazil's Norte Energia has awarded a pair of contracts for the supply of mechanical equipment to be provided for Brazil's massive 11,200-MW Belo Monte hydroelectric complex.

Latin bank seeks review, recommendations to complete Bolivia's 120-MW Misicuni hydro project


The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) invites expressions of interest from consulting firms to assess the status of the 120-MW Misicuni hydroelectric project and to recommend mitigation for any perceived problems. 

Russian manufacturer ships last turbine for Turkey's 140-MW Kygy hydroelectric plant


Power Machines has completed and shipped the third and last 46.6 MW turbine unit for Turkey's 140-MW Kygy hydroelectric power plant, the Russian equipment manufacturer announced earlier this month.

Pakistani officials oppose proposed interest rate hike for 969-MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower plant


Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his cabinet have refused Chinese demands for higher interest rates on a US$576 million loan extended to Pakistan for the 969-MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower project.

A Positive Outlook for Hydropower


As diverse as the globe itself, the world of hydropower development is a heterogeneous one, despite the industry-wide use of a single resource – water.

Pakistan state seeks bids to build 48-MW Jaggran 2 hydro project


Pakistan's Azad-Jammu-Kashmir State (AJK) seeks bids to build the 48-MW Jaggran 2 hydroelectric project on an engineering-procurement-construction basis. 

Viewpoint: Securing Skills and Experience: The Route to Commercial Success for MHK


News that Atlantis Resources has struck a deal with Siemens to acquire the entire share capital of tidal stream technology company Marine Current Turbines Ltd (MCT) suggests there is no shortage of market optimism for future tidal stream energy development ...

Nigeria seeks water resources development for basin, dams


The Komadugu-Yobe Basin agency invites expressions of interest from consultants to help prepare a strategic action plan for water resources development, including optimization of two dams, in the basin in northern Nigeria. 

Turkey seeks hydropower project efficiency studies


Turkey's energy ministry invites expressions of interest from consultants to assess energy efficiency of hydropower generating facilities in Turkey. 

Partners break ground on 9.7-MW Datara small hydroelectric project in Indonesia


A three-party joint venture recently broke ground on the 9.7-MW Datara small hydropower plant in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province, according to a release from partner ISDN Holdings Limited.

U.S. Department of Commerce official Chandra Brown joins HydroVision keynote lineup


Organizers of the world's largest hydroelectric power event are pleased to announce the addition of Chandra Brown, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Manufacturing with the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration, as a keynote speaker at the upcoming HydroVision International 2015 conference and exhibition.

Nepal seeks rehab construction of 640-kW Sundarijal hydro project


Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) seeks bids for construction and equipment rehabilitation of the 640-kW Sundarijal hydroelectric project in Nepal.

Wave Energy Week will mix marine energy developers with traditional hydropower


Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Democrat, has proclaimed “July 13-17, 2015 to be Oregon Wave Week in Oregon and encourages all Oregonians to join in this observance.”  

Burkina Faso seeks studies of three small hydropower projects


The government of Burkina Faso invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform feasibility studies and detailed design of three small hydropower projects in Burkina Faso.

DR Congo seeks water intake, canal construction for Inga hydroelectric complex


The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) seeks bids to construct a water intake and an additional supply canal for the Inga hydroelectric complex on the Congo River in the DRC.

U.S. Reclamation invites small businesses to outreach event


The Bureau of Reclamation invites small businesses seeking to do business with the agency to attend a small business outreach event July 13.

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