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European Bank seeks energy sector consultants, including hydro power and ocean energy

01/08/2013

The European Investment Bank (EIB) seeks bids from energy sector consultants to participate in a four-year framework agreement to advance energy projects, including hydropower and ocean energy, throughout its countries of operation.

Architect-engineer sought to provide civil construction services for U.S. Corps Great Lakes-Ohio Division

01/08/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites applications for pre-qualification to perform architectural-engineering services in the Corps' Chicago District and Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.

Architect-engineer sought to provide civil construction services for U.S. Corps Great Lakes-Ohio Division

01/08/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites applications for pre-qualification to perform architectural-engineering services in the Corps' Chicago District and Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.

Guatemala seeks feasibility studies of 200-MW Xalala hydroelectric project

01/07/2013

Guatemala utility Instituto Nacional de Electrificacion (INDE) seeks bids to perform feasibility studies of the 200-MW Xalala hydroelectric project on Guatemala's Chixoy River.

Guatemala seeks feasibility studies of 200-MW Xalala hydroelectric project

01/07/2013

Guatemala utility Instituto Nacional de Electrificacion (INDE) seeks bids to perform feasibility studies of the 200-MW Xalala hydroelectric project on Guatemala's Chixoy River.

Hydro-economic analyses sought for countries' water management

12/19/2012

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform hydro-economic analyses to ensure sustainable water resource management by the bank's various client countries.

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Scotrenewables accepts loan to further tidal turbine development

12/19/2012

Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited (STPL) has accepted a US$14.36 million financing package that will help in the design, construction and installation of a Scotrenewables commercial-scale tidal turbine.

Consortium wins European Commission grant to show feasibility of pumped-storage technologies

12/18/2012

The European Commission has awarded a US$21.55 million grant to a consortium of renewable energy and technology companies to help upgrade Electricite de France's 485-MW Le Cheylas pumped-storage hydropower plant.

Bank seeks consultant for small hydro data, mapping services

12/17/2012

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide small hydropower resource mapping services over four years.

Architect-engineering sought for Corps Great Lakes, Ohio area

12/12/2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks architect-engineer services for a range of military and civil works projects in its Great Lakes and Ohio River Division of the eastern United States.

Ecuador seeks studies, including hydro, of Rio Verde project

12/12/2012

Ecuador's investment institute invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform feasibility studies, including hydropower potential, of the Rio Verde multi-purpose project on Ecuador's Rio Verde.

U.S. seeks firms for geophysical surveying of Isabella Dam

12/11/2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of performing geophysical surveying of Isabella Dam on California's Kern River.

European bank seeks consultant to advance Turkey renewables plan

12/11/2012

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invites expressions of interest from consultants to help the government of Turkey develop a renewable energy action plan, including small hydropower.

Costa Rica extends bidding for study of ocean energy potential

12/10/2012

Government utility Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) has extended the deadline for bids from consultants to determine Costa Rica's ocean energy potential for electricity generation.

DR Congo seeks experts to study Inga project, transmission

12/06/2012

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve on panels to study development of the Inga hydroelectric complex on the Congo River and transmission lines to deliver its power.

Scotland's EMEC to help establish new hydrokinetic test site off Taiwan coast

12/05/2012

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and several Asian universities and institutes have announced they will collaborate to develop a new marine energy test center in Taiwan.

Fish Protection: Cooperative Research Advances Fish-Friendly Turbine Design

12/01/2012

Research into the effects of sudden pressure changes inside a turbine on fish is providing valuable insight to guide the design of fish-friendly turbines. Installation of a new unit at 603-MW Ice Harbor is intended to provide field results to evaluate the success of this work.

Hydro Research Foundation accepting nominations for 2013 Fellowship Program

11/29/2012

The Hydro Research Foundation is now accepting applications for its Hydro Fellowship Program.

Pakistan seeks survey, design of transmission for 4,320-MW Dasu

11/28/2012

Pakistan's National Transmission and Dispatch Co. (NTDC) invites expressions of interest to perform geotechnical investigations, route mapping, and engineering design of transmission lines to interconnect the 4,320-MW Dasu hydroelectric project to be built on the Indus River in Pakistan. 

Minesto launching next round of ocean power tests soon

11/27/2012

Hydrokinetic energy company Minesto will soon begin a new round of testing with its "Deep Green" technology, HydroWorld.com has learned.


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