News from Around the World

News and information related to the five regions of the world: Africa, Asia/Oceania, Europe, Latin America and North America.

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Africa

Mauritius Map

Mauritius seeks dam design experts for three dam construction projects

02/26/2015 The government of Mauritius invites expressions of interest from consult...

West African Power Pool seeks hydropower consultant for multiple hydro projects

02/20/2015 The West African Power Pool (WAPP) invites expressions of interest from ...

Small Hydro

02/17/2015 The latest news on global small hydroelectric facilities from January-Fe...

Tech Notes

02/17/2015

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology

Asia/Oceania

Irrawaddy River Basin

World Bank’s US$100 million credit to Myanmar continues hydroelectric infrastructure development in Irrawaddy River Basin

02/26/2015 Some of the 20 planned hydropower plants for Myanmar (formerly Burma), w...
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Tajikistan seeks design, procurement, construction of 3,600-MW Rogun hydroelectric project

02/26/2015 The agency developing Tajikistan's 3,600-MW Rogun hydroelectric project ...

Nepal extends deadline for design, supervision of 335-MW Upper Arun, 30-MW Ikhuwa Khola hydro projects

02/25/2015 Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has extended the deadline for expressi...

RusHydro, K-Water sign agreement for joint exploration of hydro projects

02/23/2015 Electricity giants JSC RusHydro and the Korea Water Resources Corporatio...

Europe

Tocardo Tidal Turbine

Tidal energy turbine manufacturer Tocardo acquires Swanturbines

02/26/2015 Hydrokinetic technology developer Tocardo Tidal Turbines has reached an ...

World Bank releases Alstom from debarment

02/25/2015 The World Bank Group has removed Alstom SA from debarment after the bank...

German marine hydrokinetics subsidiary appoints new Managing Director, tests new SIT

02/23/2015 Earlier this February, Schottel Group appointed Niels Alexander Lange, 3...
154-MW Koepchenwerk II pumped-storage plant

Study concludes hydroelectric pumped-storage development should expand in Germany

02/19/2015 On Feb. 13, at Voith Hydro’s headquarters in Heidenheim, in the state of...

Latin America

Commissioning of turbines at Brazil's 3,750-MW Jirau nearing halfway point

02/27/2015 Nearly half of the 50 turbine units at Brazil's 3,750-MW Jirau hydropowe...
Simon Bolivar Hydropower Plant

Venezuela seeks substation upgrade, switchyard for 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

02/27/2015 Venezuela's national utility seeks bids to modernize and expand a substa...
Rucatayo Hydropower Project

Norway's Statkraft moves to take majority interest in Chilean hydropower company

02/26/2015 European energy producer Statkraft has agreed to purchase a majority sta...

Panama's 32-MW Bonyic hydropower plant begins commercial operations

02/19/2015 Panama's 32-MW Bonyic hydropower plant has entered into commercial opera...

North America

U.S. seeks generator model validation testing at nine Corps hydro projects

02/27/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform generator model v...
HRF new small hydro research report

Hydro Research Foundation announces New Pathways for Hydropower report

02/27/2015 The Hydro Research Foundation has released a new report, called New Path...
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Gravity Renewables acquires New York's 3.5-MW Stillwater hydropower project

02/27/2015 Small hydro developer Gravity Renewables has completed the acquisition o...
Mud Mountain Dam

U.S. extends call for fish passage design for Washington's Mud Mountain Dam

02/26/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for expressio...

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