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Economic analysis sought for 147-MW Adjarala hydro project in Benin

07/21/2010

Benin utility Communaute d'Electricite du Benin (CEB) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform an economic analysis of the proposed 147-MW Adjarala hydroelectric project.

Renewables tariff study sought by Ghana

07/15/2010

The government of Ghana invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop an electricity pricing model for renewable energy development including hydropower.

Senegal River agency seeks electric equipment rehab at Diama Dam

07/08/2010

The multi-nation Senegal River management agency seeks bids for restoration of electrical and electronic equipment at Diama Dam on the Senegal River in Senegal.

Bank seeks consultants to advance Gabon hydropower

07/06/2010

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to review Gabon's power sector to improve electricity development, especially hydropower.

Engineering, environmental work sought to refurbish Liberia's 64-MW Mount Coffee

07/02/2010

The West African Power Pool invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare engineering studies and tender documents, environmental-social studies, and resettlement plans for the rehabilitation of the 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric project in Liberia.

Control Room II: Looking Further into the Future

07/01/2010 By Jery R. Stedinger and Charles D.D. Howard
In this second of a three-part series, the authors envision the role of computerized control systems in the operation of hydro generating systems and how smart technology might one day make the most of day-to-day management decisions now performed by human operators.

Lesotho seeks pre-feasibility study of 1,000-MW Monontsa

06/28/2010

Lesotho Electricity Co. invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a pre-feasibility study of the 1,000-MW Monontsa Pumped-Storage project.

Emerson in agreement for hydro, thermal power plant upgrades and development

06/22/2010

Emerson Process Management and Korea South East Power Company have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on modernizing hydro and thermal power plants and developing new ones in Korea, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America, Emerson announced.

Consultants sought to advance Grand Inga, other major hydropower projects in Africa

06/17/2010

The African Union Commission (AUC) plans to recruit consultants to promote public and private financing of major regional hydropower projects in Africa, focusing on the proposed 4,300-MW Inga 3 project and the proposed Grand Inga complex with a target capacity of 40,000 MW.

Gibe III hydro project construction contract awarded to Harsco Infrastructure

06/07/2010

Worldwide industrial services and engineered products company Harsco Corporation announced that its Harsco Infrastructure business has been selected to provide specialized concrete forming equipment and related engineering support for the 1,870-MW Gibe III hydro project now starting construction in Ethiopia.

France gives major boost to UN Watercourses Convention

06/07/2010

France is set to become the 20th country to sign up to an international convention governing the use and protection of rivers and lakes crossing or forming international boundaries, Green Cross International reported.

DR Congo seeks rehab work for 350-MW Inga 1, 1,424-MW Inga 2

06/07/2010

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) seeks bids in three solicitations for rehabilitation work at the 350-MW Inga 1 and 1,424-MW Inga 2 hydroelectric projects on the Congo River.

Construction of micro-hydro, transmission sought by Liberia

06/04/2010

Liberia's Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy seeks bids for construction of the 60-kW Yandohun hydroelectric project and associated transmission and distribution networks.

Repair work on Cavango hydro project in Angola to begin this year

06/01/2010

Work is planned to begin this year to rebuild the Cavango small hydropower project in Angola, which was damaged during the Angolan Civil War, government officials told local media.

Nile Lakes states seek project prep consultant for 61.5-MW Rusumo Falls

05/14/2010

Nile Equatorial Lakes states invite expressions of interest from consultants to serve as project manager for the preparation phase of the 61.5-MW Rusumo Falls hydroelectric project on the Kagera River.

One unit of Beles hydropower project in Ethiopia begins generating power

05/10/2010

The Beles hydropower project in Ethiopia has started generating 115 megawatts with a single turbine as part of a trial run, wire services reported.

Dam management consultants sought for Niger River Basin

05/06/2010

Niger Basin Authority (NBA) seeks bids from consultants to study coordinated management of dams in the Niger River Basin.

Water resources development, management studies sought in Tanzania basins

05/04/2010

A series of solicitations have been issued for water infrastructure feasibility studies and for water resources management and development studies in five basins in Tanzania.

Zimbabwe, Sinohydro plan Kariba hydropower plant expansion

05/04/2010

Zimbabwe has signed a $400 million agreement with China's Sinohydro Corporation Limited to expand its Kariba hydropower project, wire services reported.

Sediment study gear sought for 1,200-MW Aswan reservoir in Egypt, Sudan

04/15/2010

Egypt's Ministry of Water Resources seeks equipment for study of sedimentation in Lake Nasser/Nubia, formed by Egypt's 1,200-MW Aswan High Dam on the Nile River.


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