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Cameroon seeks construction of 30-MW hydro plant at Lom Pangar Dam

09/26/2014

Cameroon utility Electricity Development Corp. (EDC) invites applications for pre-qualification to construct the 30-MW hydroelectric plant at Lom Pangar Dam, which is being built on Cameroon's Sanaga River.

Burundi seeks accountant for 31.5-MW Jiji, 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydro projects

09/17/2014

Burundi's water and electric utility invites expressions of interest from accountants to handle records and accounts of the 31.5-MW Jiji and 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydroelectric projects being developed in Burundi's Bururi Province.

Ethiopia-China consortium to construct 385-MW Geba 1,2 hydro project in Ethiopia

09/12/2014

The government of Ethiopia has awarded a contract to an Ethiopia-China consortium to construct the 385-MW Geba 1 and 2 hydroelectric complex on the Geba River in western Ethiopia.

Angola plans five hydroelectric projects on middle Cuanza River

09/11/2014

Angola's agency for development of the middle Cuanza River says five new hydroelectric projects will be built bringing total hydropower on the reach to 7,000 MW.

Mainstream Energy approves studies for Nigerian hydropower project rehabilitation

09/04/2014

Mainstream Energy Solutions Ltd. has approved feasibility studies for the reconstruction of Nigeria's 750-MW Kainji and 578-MW Jebba hydropower projects, JSC RusHydro subsidiary RusHydro International AG announced.

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan advance water, impact studies of 6,000-MW Grand Renaissance hydro project

09/03/2014

Water ministers of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have agreed to establish a committee to study water resources and socio-environmental effects related to the 6,000-MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam under construction in Ethiopia.

South Africa Cabinet advances treaty to develop 40,000-MW Grand Inga hydropower complex

08/26/2014

South Africa's Cabinet has advanced to Parliament a treaty for joint development of the 40,000-MW Grand Inga hydroelectric complex with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

World Bank unveils $5 billion plan for sub-Saharan energy development

08/25/2014

A US$5 billion package from the World Bank Group earlier this month will help support new technical and financial support for energy projects -- including hydroelectric power -- in six African countries.

Zambia seeks consultants for multi-purpose dam planning, small dams design

07/31/2014

The government of Zambia invites expressions of interest to consolidate and update the nation's water resources development planning, to design construction and rehabilitation of at least 100 small dams, and to strengthen Zambia's hydro-meteorological monitoring network.

Uganda seeks economic study of water resources development

07/29/2014

Uganda's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development invites expressions of interest from consultants to study the contribution of water resources development and environmental management to Uganda's economy.

Niger seeks prime contractor, operational audit for 125-MW Kandadji Dam

07/29/2014

The government of Niger invites expressions of interest to serve as prime contractor and to perform an operational audit of the 125-MW Kandadji Dam hydroelectric project on the Niger River.

African bank seeks feasibility studies of three small hydro projects in Liberia

07/23/2014

The African Development Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform feasibility studies of three mini- or small hydropower projects in Liberia.

Oh How Far We've Come!

07/21/2014

As HydroVision International, the world's largest hydropower event, celebrates 20 years, we take a look back to see how far it's come and learn some of the factors that have contributed to its success.

DR Congo seeks pre-feasibility studies of 30 hydro projects

07/15/2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to select and perform pre-feasibility studies of 30 most attractive medium-sized hydropower sites in DRC, then perform feasibility studies of the three most promising sites.

Gambia River agency seeks construction supervision for 128-MW Sambangalou hydro project

07/11/2014

The Gambia River development agency invites expressions of interest from consulting engineers to provide construction monitoring and supervision of the 128-MW Sambangalou hydroelectric project and 1,677 kilometers of transmission lines in Africa's Gambia River Basin.

DR Congo seeks dam safety, environmental-social monitoring of 4,800-MW Inga 3

07/09/2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve on expert panels on dam safety monitoring and environmental and social monitoring of the 4,800-MW Inga 3 Basse Chute hydroelectric project on the Congo River.

Exim Bank of India adds line of credit for Congo's 64-MW Ketende hydropower project

07/07/2014

The Export-Import Bank of India has extended a US$82 million line of credit to the Democratic Republic of Congo to finance the completion of its 64-MW Ketende hydropower project.

Gambia River agency seeks technical assistance for hydro-based energy project

07/03/2014

The Gambia River development agency invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide technical assistance for implementation of its hydropower-based energy project.

Rwanda complete 2.2-MW Rukarara 2 small hydropower project

06/27/2014

Rwanda officials are hoping a recently completed 2.2-MW Runkarara 2 small hydropower station will help improve the lives of residents in the country's rural Nyamagabe district.

AfDB commits to Burundi's Jiji, Mulembwe hydropower projects

06/24/2014

The African Development Bank Group's board of directors has approved a US$22 million grant to help fund development of the 31.5-MW Jiji and 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydroelectric projects.


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