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

09/16/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has 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.

Peru recommends mitigation for 195-MW Araza River hydro complex

09/16/2014

Peru's agency for energy environmental affairs has recommended environmental approval of the 195-MW, three-plant Araza River hydroelectric complex, subject to 15 conditions for environmental mitigation and monitoring.

Ethiopia-China consortium to construct 385-MW Geba 1,2 hydro project in Ethiopia

09/12/2014

The government of Ethiopia has awarded a contract to an Ethiopia-China consortium to construct the 385-MW Geba 1 and 2 hydroelectric complex on the Geba River in western Ethiopia.

MWH Global wins contracts for two Pakistani hydropower projects

09/12/2014

Colorado-based water and natural resources consultancy MWH Global has been selected to serve as owner's engineer for the 102-MW Gulpur hydropower project in Pakistan.

Alterra completes financing for 62-MW Jimmie Creek hydro plant, wind project

09/12/2014

Alterra Power Corp. has closed a C$110 million (US$100.5 million) loan facility to finance construction of the 62-MW Jimmie Creek hydro plant in British Columbia and the 204-MW Shannon wind power project in Texas.

Developer shelves 65-MW Similkameen hydropower plant in British Columbia

09/12/2014

Fortis Generation Similkameen LP has shelved plans to develop the 45- to 65-MW Similkameen River hydroelectric project on the Similkameen River in British Columbia.

Early bird registration rate still available for HydroVision Brasil

09/11/2014

Register by Friday, Sept. 12 for the HydroVision Brasil conference and exhibition in Sao Paulo to receive the early registration discount.

Angola plans five hydroelectric projects on middle Cuanza River

09/11/2014

Angola's agency for development of the middle Cuanza River says five new hydroelectric projects will be built bringing total hydropower on the reach to 7,000 MW.

Norway agency seeks hydropower consulting for Myanmar

09/11/2014

The Norwegian water resources and energy directorate seeks bids to provide hydropower consultancy services to the government of Myanmar.

Developer seeks construction of 38.12-MW Mati hydro complex in Albania

09/10/2014

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

FERC issues relicense for 82.3-MW Toledo Bend hydro project

09/09/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has relicensed the Toledo Bend hydroelectric project on the Sabine River including a new 1.3-MW minimum flow unit for total installed capacity of 82.3 MW.

Endesa Chile names Voith to equip 150-MW Los Condores hydro project

09/09/2014

Utility Endesa Chile has awarded a contract to Voith Hydro to supply electro-mechanical equipment to the 150-MW Los Condores hydroelectric project being built on Laguna del Maule reservoir in Chile's Region VII.

Alstom supplies equipment for hydro projects in Canada, Bhutan

09/08/2014

Electrical equipment manufacturer Alstom has received major contracts to supply a transmission link for Canada's 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydropower development and transformers for Bhutan's 720-MW Mangdechhu hydro project.

Deadline for HydroVision Brasil 2014 Projects of the Year nominations ends September 10

09/04/2014

PennWell do Brasil, organizer of Power Brasil Events, is still accepting Projects of the Year submissions for HydroVision Brasil, POWER-GEN Brasil and Distribu-TECH Brasil.

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan advance water, impact studies of 6,000-MW Grand Renaissance hydro project

09/03/2014

Water ministers of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have agreed to establish a committee to study water resources and socio-environmental effects related to the 6,000-MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam under construction in Ethiopia.

World Bank calls for greater use of Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol

09/03/2014

The World Bank has reviewed the use of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol for hydropower development, concluding that developing countries should make greater use of it and that the bank should explore how to strengthen its financial sustainability.

Gate installation begins at Laos' 1,285-MW Xayaburi hydropower plant

09/02/2014

The first "significant" hydraulic steel structures are now being installed at the 1,285-MW Xayaburi hydroelectric plant in Laos, consulting engineers KGAL and Whesseo report.

U.S. consultant to help boost hydro investment in Georgia republic

08/29/2014

Deloitte Consulting LLP of the United States has received a contract to help implement laws and regulations in the republic of Georgia governing water resources, facilitating investment in hydropower development and promoting energy trading between Georgia and neighboring countries.

Manitoba Hydro authorizes site work at 695-MW Keeyask hydropower project

08/29/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has authorized modular builder Britco to commence the second phase of construction camp work at the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project in Manitoba.

Pakistan seeks civil works construction of 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydro project

08/29/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites 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.


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