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Sinohydro Corporation wins Akosombo hydro project rehab contract

03/29/2010

Ghana's Volta River Authority awarded China's Sinohydro Corporation Limited a US$5.7 million contract for rehabilitation work on cranes and penstocks of the 1,062-MW Akosombo hydroelectric project.

 

Egyptian dam rehab study to consider hydropower option

03/26/2010

Egypt's Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI) invites expressions of interest from consultants to study refurbishment of Zefta Barrage including options to add hydropower to the Nile River dam.

Consultants sought to identify water resources projects in Uganda, Kenya

03/25/2010

The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) invites expressions of interest from consultants to identify water resources projects, including hydropower, in three river basins in Uganda and Kenya.

Environmental study qualifying begins for 1,870-MW Gibe 3 in Ethiopia

03/24/2010

The European Investment Bank (EIB) invites applications for pre-qualification from firms to perform additional environmental and social impact assessments of the 1,870-MW Gibe 3 hydroelectric project being built on Ethiopia's Omo River.

Design, studies sought for five Ethiopia small hydros

03/19/2010

The government of Ethiopia invites expressions of interest from consultants to design and conduct environmental and social assessments of five small hydropower projects.

SNC Lavalin wins contract for Gourbassi hydropower project in Africa

03/15/2010

SNC-Lavalin of Canada was awarded a $1.5 million contract for a feasibility study and summary preliminary draft of the 25-MW Gourbassi hydroelectric project on the Faleme River in Mali, Africa.

Ethiopia seeks more environmental, social studies for 1,870-MW Gibe 3

03/15/2010

The European Investment Bank (EIB) predicts it will seek bids soon for additional environmental and social impact assessments of the 1,870-MW Gibe 3 hydroelectric project being built on Ethiopia's Omo River.

Nile group seeks Sio-Malaba-Malakisi Basin studies including hydro

03/10/2010

The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare feasibility studies and an investment project for the Sio-Malaba-Malakisi River Basin of Kenya and Uganda.

Alstom awarded Kusile power plant control system order in South Africa

02/22/2010

France's Alstom, a leader in integrated energy management solutions for power plants, has won a contract worth EUR90 million (US$122.4 million) for the automation of Eskom’s latest thermal power plant project, Kusile. Alstom Power will engineer, supply and install its newest ALSPA Series 6 Distributed Control System.

 

Cameroon seeks construction management for 56-MW Lom Pangar

02/11/2010

Cameroon invites applications for pre-qualification to manage construction of the 56-MW Lom Pangar hydroelectric project in the Sanaga River Basin.

DR Congo seeks power project management consultant, including hydro

01/28/2010

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to assist in electricity system projects, including hydropower.

DR Congo renews telecom, power line bidding for Inga-based power market

01/15/2010

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) seeks bids for installation of a 2,200-kilometer telecommunications system and rehabilitation of transmission lines linking the DRC's Inga hydropower complex, other power plants, and load centers of the hydropower-based Southern Africa Power Market Project (SAPMP).

Kenyan generating company awards Andritz contract for hydro project upgrade and rehabilitation

01/12/2010

The Kenya Electricity Generating Company awarded a contract to Austria-based Andritz Hydro to install a third 24-MWturbine and overhaul two others at the utility’s Kindaruma Dam.

Cameroon awards contract for Lom Pangar hydro project environmental study

01/12/2010

The government of Cameroon awarded AECOM Tecsult Inc. a US$71 million contract to study the cumulative environmental impact of the 56-MW Lom Pangar hydroelectric project in the Sanaga River Basin.

India gives loan for development of Zambia's Itezhi - Tezhi hydro project

01/11/2010

The Zambian government and the Export and Import Bank of India have signed a US$50 million loan to help develop the Itezhi-Tezhi hydroelectric project in Zambia.

Zambia plans construction of Kafue Gorge Lower hydroelectric project

01/08/2010

Zambia plans to begin construction of a $1.5 billion hydro project next year, with the project's completion planned for 2017.

Deadline extended for architect-engineers for Africa, developing countries

01/07/2010

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District, has extended the deadline for expressions of interest to supply general architectural and engineering services in Corps areas of responsibility in Africa, Europe, and other developing countries.

Architect-engineers sought for Africa, developing countries

12/31/2009

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District, invites expressions of interest to supply general architectural and engineering services in Corps areas of responsibility in Africa, Europe, and other developing countries.

Cameroon seeks electricity plan update including hydropower

12/30/2009

Cameroon's energy and water ministry invites expressions of interest from consultants to update its electricity sector development plan, including hydropower, with a planning horizon of 2030.

South Africa to use European funds for renewables plan including hydro

12/29/2009

The government of South Africa plans to promote renewable energy projects, including small hydropower using a 40 million euro (US$57.4 million) loan from the European Investment Bank.


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