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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

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