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DR Congo seeks staff recruitment for agency to promote Inga hydropower complex

10/29/2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from firms to recruit staff for the agency tasked with development and promotion of the estimated 42,000-MW Inga hydroelectric complex on the DRC's Congo River.

Dam safety tender extended for plunge pool at Africa's Kariba Dam

10/28/2014

The European Development Fund has extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to perform dam safety work to reshape the plunge pool of Kariba Dam, site of three hydroelectric projects on the border of Zambia and Zimbabe.

DR Congo seeks strategic economic, social study of Inga hydropower complex

10/27/2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest to perform a strategic environmental and social study of the anticipated effects of developing the estimated 42,000-MW Inga hydroelectric complex on the DRC's Congo River.

Mozambique approves negotiations for 1,000-MW Chemba hydro project

10/22/2014

Mozambique's Council of Ministers has approved a resolution authorizing negotiations toward construction of the 1,000-MW Chemba hydroelectric project on the Zambezi River in central Mozambique. 

World Bank unit to assess feasibility of 1,000-MW Sounda Gorge hydro project in Congo Republic

10/15/2014

The World Bank's International Finance Corp. (IFC) has signed a project services agreement with the Congo Republic to assess the feasibility of the 400- to 1,000-MW Sounda Gorge hydroelectric project in the Congo Republic (CR).

Liberia seeks construction camp for 60- to 80-MW Mount Coffee hydro project rehab

10/15/2014

The government of Liberia seeks bids to build the project construction camp and to provide camp services for the 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric project, which is undergoing rehabilitation.

Dam safety work sought on plunge pool of Africa's Kariba Dam

10/14/2014

The European Development Fund invites applications for pre-qualification to perform dam safety work to reshape the plunge pool of Kariba Dam, site of three hydroelectric projects on the border of Zambia and Zimbabe.

Marine Hydrokinetics

10/10/2014

News and updates on wave energy, tidal energy, and ocean energy

Tech Notes

10/10/2014

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology

Advances in Sealing Systems for Water Turbines

10/09/2014

How advanced sealing systems reduce operations and maintenance headaches

Burkina Faso seeks siltation study of 16-MW Bagre Dam hydropower project

10/09/2014

The government of Burkina Faso invites expressions of interest to study the level of siltation and availability of water resources at the 16-MW Bagre Dam hydropower project.

World News

10/08/2014

News on the global hydroelectric industry from September-October 2014

Viewpoint: Editor's note on the growth in renewable capacity

10/08/2014

More than a fifth of the world's electrical power production now comes from renewable sources, and in 2013 renewables accounted for more than 56% of all net additions to global power capacity.

South Africa developer seeks study of 18-MW Meerkat hydro project

10/06/2014

South Africa developer Basil Read Energy (Pty) Ltd. seeks bids from U.S. firms to perform a feasibility study of the 18-MW Meerkat hydroelectric project, proposed for South Africa's Orange River.

DR Congo seeks satellite network, drilling, monitoring gear for Inga hydropower complex

10/03/2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) seeks bids to supply a utility satellite broadband network as well as exploratory drilling and monitoring instrumentation for the Inga hydroelectric complex being developed on the DRC's Congo River.

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.


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