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WAPDA selects Sinohydro to construct 122-MW Keyal Khwar hydropower plant

01/29/2014

German development bank Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW) has issued a No Objection Certificate to Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority, allowing WAPDA to award civil works contracts for its 122-MW Keyal Khwar hydropower project.

Germany's KfW agrees to help finance Pakistan's 35-MW Harpo hydroelectric project

01/28/2014

The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development has agreed to provide US$27.3 million via the KfW Development Bank to help fund construction of Pakistan's 35-MW Harp hydropower plant.

Andritz wins contract for upgrades at Kazakhstan's Shardarinkskaya hydropower project

01/24/2014

Global technology group Andritz Hydro has received an order from JSC Shardarinskaya HPP to upgrade equipment at the 100-MW Shardarinkskaya hydropower project.

Pakistan seeks governor, turbine parts for 1,450-MW Ghazi Barotha

01/23/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply spare parts for the governor system as well as for turbines and auxiliaries of the 1,450-MW Ghazi Barotha hydropower project.

India approves three hydropower projects

01/22/2014

India's Cabinet Committee on Investment has given the go-ahead for three hydropower projects that have been long been awaiting environmental approval, Asian sources have report.

China announces new policy to encourage hydroelectric power development

01/22/2014

China's National Development and Reform Commission has announced a reform that will increase the price grid operators pay to hydroelectric power plants in an effort to spur industry investments.

RusHydro announces results of 2013 hydropower project modernization program

01/21/2014

A "comprehensive modernization" program of nine hydropower projects through 2013 by Russian utility JSC RusHydro has resulted in 737 MW of new cumulative installed capacity.

Nepal eyes first pumped-storage projects

01/21/2014

Nepal could be getting its first pumped-storage hydropower plants pending the results of a Department of Electricity Development study.


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