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    IHA elects board

    09/14/2009

    The International Hydropower Association has elected a new board of directors.

    Eastern Nile countries seek planning model consultant

    09/11/2009

    The Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO) invites expressions of interest from international consultants to help implement the Eastern Nile Planning Model Project.

    Cost of Zambia hydro project soars

    09/10/2009

    The cost of expanding and upgrading the Kafue Gorge hydropower project on Zambia’s Kafue River will be well above initial estimates, according to Zesco, Zambia’s state-owned electric utility.

    Long journey over for BC Hydro turbine

    09/08/2009

    After a year of planning and a 75-day trip over sea and land, a 188-ton turbine ordered by BC Hydro completed its 7,450-mile trek from Brazil to Revelstoke Dam on Canada’s Columbia River.

    Nile Basin seeks transboundary analysis

    09/04/2009

    The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide a Nile transboundary diagnostic analysis for nine beneficiary countries.

    DR Congo seeks power market consultants for giant Inga project

    07/23/2009

    The Democratic Republic of Congo invites expressions of interest from consultants to help study development of a regional market for power to be generated by the giant Inga hydroelectric complex.

    Nigeria seeks dam safety services for 760-MW Kainji, 540-MW Jebba

    07/23/2009

    Power Holding Co. of Nigeria invites expressions of interest to provide dam safety services for the 760-MW Kainji and 540-MW Jebba hydroelectric projects.

    African bank allots funds to repair Mozambique's Massingir Dam

    07/17/2009

    The African Development Bank approved a US$20.6 million loan July 16, 2009, to rehabilitate bottom outlets of Massingir Dam in Mozambique.

    Nile Basin Initiative seeks training for power system

    07/01/2009

    The 10-nation Nile Basin Initiative requests expressions of interest from consultants to provide training services in power system planning and market design for the hydropower-based region.

    Ghana seeks crane, penstock rehab for 1,062-MW Akosombo

    06/29/2009

    Ghana's Volta River Authority seeks bids for rehabilitation work on cranes and penstocks of the 1,062-MW Akosombo hydroelectric project on the Volta River.

    Kenya seeks bids for feasibility study of Karura hydro

    06/24/2009

    Kenya Electricity Generating Co. Ltd. seeks bids for a feasibility study of the Karura hydroelectric project on Kenya’s Tana River.

    Russia pledges to finance 2,000 MW of hydropower for Angola

    06/23/2009

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and a delegation of energy and business officials scheduled a stop in Angola June 26, 2009, just days after a Russian ambassador pledged funds to finance two Angolan hydroelectric projects totaling 2,000 MW.

    Burundi seeks rehab of five small hydros, transmission

    06/23/2009

    Burundi’s water and electric utility seeks bids for rehabilitation of five small hydroelectric projects totaling 19.6 MW and two electricity distribution networks.

    Senegal agency seeks instrumentation for 250-MW Manantali, river

    06/22/2009

    The multi-nation Senegal River management agency seeks bids to supply piezometers for the 250-MW Manantali Dam project in Mali as well as for the Senegal River delta in Mauritania and Senegal.

    Nile Basin Initiative names water resources management support

    06/19/2009

    The 10-nation Nile Basin Initiative has named a consortium led by a Danish firm to develop processes and software for a Basin Decision Support System for its water resources planning and management program.

    Rwanda tea company seeks builder for 5-MW Giciye

    06/17/2009

    A consultant for Rwanda Mountain Tea s.a.r.l. invites applications for pre-qualification to construct the 5-MW Rwanda Mountain Tea Giciye hydropower project on Rwanda’s Giciye River.

    U.S. seeks consultant to study East Africa power, including hydro

    06/16/2009

    The United States Trade and Development Agency seeks consultants to study funding opportunities for energy projects, including hydropower, in Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda.

    Ghana seeks weather forecast aid for agriculture, aviation, hydro

    06/12/2009

    The Ghana Meteorological Agency seeks proposals from consultants to assess weather forecasting needs to serve Ghana’s agriculture, aviation, hydropower, and water resources sectors.

    U.S. seeks power study of Central Africa, 80-MW Nzilo 2

    06/09/2009

    The U.S. government seeks consultants to study power projects in hydro-rich central Africa and to reassess the proposed 80-MW Nzilo 2 hydroelectric project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    Cameroon seeks planning, tender preparation for 30-MW Lom Pangar

    06/05/2009

    Cameroon invites expressions of interest from consultants to help prepare the 30-MW Lom Pangar hydroelectric project for tendering and construction in the Sanaga River Basin.


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