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Liberia seeks small hydro, mini-grid feasibility studies

07/06/2015

The government of Liberia invites expressions of interest for a feasibility study of two small hydropower projects and design of mini-grids to provide electricity to areas of Lofa County, Liberia. 

Burkina Faso seeks studies of three small hydropower projects

06/30/2015

The government of Burkina Faso invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform feasibility studies and detailed design of three small hydropower projects in Burkina Faso.

DR Congo seeks water intake, canal construction for Inga hydroelectric complex

06/30/2015

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) seeks bids to construct a water intake and an additional supply canal for the Inga hydroelectric complex on the Congo River in the DRC.

Niger Basin agency seeks financing aid, dam management, studies of 90-MW Fomi hydro project

06/26/2015

The Niger Basin Authority invites expressions of interest from consultants to assist agency financing and dam management and to study development of the 90-MW Fomi hydroelectric project in the upper Niger River Basin. 

Copperbelt Energy eyes Zambia's hydroelectric power market

06/23/2015

Zambian power distributor Copperbelt Energy Corp. Plc has reportedly spent US$3 million to perform feasibility studies for hydroelectric power development along Zambia's Luapula River.

Mali, developer sign deal for 42-MW Kenie hydropower plant

06/19/2015

Power and water utility Eranove Group has signed a 30-year concession agreement with the Republic of Mali to finance, develop, build and operate a 42 MW hydropower project on the Niger River.

4 MW expansion of Ghana's Bui hydropower project nears completion

06/18/2015

A 4 MW expansion of Ghana's Bui hydroelectric plant is nearing completion, according to contractor Sinohydro Corp. Ltd. of China.

Dawnus to perform main civil works rehab at Liberia's 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric project

06/11/2015

UK-based construction firm Dawnus International Ltd. has signed a US$62 million contract to construct main civil works associated with the reconstruction of Liberia's 64-MW Mount Coffee hydropower plant.

Nigeria reissues call for dam safety experts to review seven dams, reservoir

06/10/2015

The government of Nigeria has reissued a call for expressions of interest from dam safety experts to serve on a panel to review and advise on dam safety and other critical aspects of seven dams and a reservoir in Nigeria.

Fly on the wall

06/04/2015

I started writing this blog while I was sitting in on one of my favorite meetings of the year: The steering committee meeting to plan the panel presentation sessions to be presented during HydroVision International 2016.

World Bank via AGLI uses US$1 billion to support hydroelectric projects

05/21/2015

The World Bank Group announced US$1 billion to support the African Great Lakes Initiative (AGLI) through various programs to help the countries in the region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) improve their health and education services, expand cross-border trade and finance hydroelectric projects. 

“Ebola-free” Liberia resumes US$230 million rehabilitation project at 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric facility

05/20/2015

Rehabilitation and upgrade work was suspended at the 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric facility near Monrovia, Liberia, on the Saint Paul River in early August 2014, following the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 4,600 people.  

Green bonds and traditional funding combine to finance hydroelectric projects

05/05/2015

As funding needs increase for all types of hydroelectric and additional renewable energy infrastructure -- so called green projects -- money from municipalities and federal jurisdictions may likely combine with green bonds from private investors to complete project-finance. 

Nigeria seeks dam safety training, design, studies, supervision of dam work

05/01/2015

The government of Nigeria invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide dam safety training, design and feasibility studies and construction supervision of multi-purpose reservoir and irrigation projects.

DR Congo seeks sedimentology, pricing, intake capacity studies for 4,800-MW Inga 3 Basse Chute hydro project

04/23/2015

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop a sedimentology study, an electricity pricing study and an intake capacity study of the proposed 4,800-MW Inga Basse Chute hydroelectric project on the Congo River in the DRC.

Database for renewable project developers

IRENA launches tool to help renewable project developers, including hydro

04/22/2015

The International Renewable Energy Agency announces the availability of its Project Navigator tool, intended to give renewable energy project developers the knowledge, tools, case studies and best practices needed to support completion of their projects.

Senegal River agency seeks environmental, feasibility work for hydro rehab, grid expansion

04/22/2015

A unit of the multi-nation Senegal River management agency invites expressions of interest from consultants to assist in environmental and social assessments and feasibility studies for the Manantali II program of hydropower system rehabilitation and expansion of its transmission system to deliver hydropower to member countries. 

Small hydro project approved for Liberia

Agreement signed to develop small hydroelectric plant in Liberia

04/14/2015

Hummingbird Resources has signed a collaboration agreement to begin planning and developing a small hydroelectric plant in southeast Liberia.

Zambia seeks construction of Mwomboshi Dam, reservoir

04/09/2015

The government of Zambia invites applications for pre-qualification for construction of Mwomboshi Dam in Chisamba District of Zambia's Central Province.

Nile Basin agency seeks studies of 350-kW Nyimur hydro project in Uganda, South Sudan

04/07/2015

The Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform feasibility studies and environmental and social impact studies of the 350-kW Nyimur multi-purpose hydroelectric project in the Aswa River Basin on the border of Uganda and South Sudan.

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