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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.

Impact study sought of Tanzania energy work including 8-MW Malagarasi

04/01/2010

The government of Tanzania seeks consultants to assess the impact of a proposed energy sector project that includes development of the 8-MW Malagarasi hydroelectric project on the Malagarasi River.

Hydro, dam experts sought for Niger Basin sustainable management

04/01/2010

Niger Basin Authority (NBA) invites applications from consultants to serve on a Panel of Experts for Niger River Basin sustainable and joint management.

International Hydropower Association statement highlights role of hydro in Clean Development Mechanism

03/30/2010

The International Hydropower Association has released a policy statement on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), encouraging governments worldwide to raise the importance of the CDM in their agendas. The policy statement highlights the importance of hydropower CDM projects in reducing CO2 emissions.

Bank cancels environmental study qualifying for 1,870-MW Gibe 3

03/30/2010

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

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.

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