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Looking forward to hydropower's future


The turning of the year always invites both a retrospective and consideration of the future. A look at what the recent past can tell us about 2014 certainly suggests that we're heading for a year of successful development.

Cambodia seeks collaboration despite criticism of Lower Se San 2 hydro project


Cambodia is moving forward with development of the Lower Se San 2 hydropower project and is seeking support from surrounding nations.

Voith wins contract for two Indonesian small hydro plants


Voith Hydro has been awarded contracts to supply electromechanical equipment for two small hydropower projects in Indonesia’s West Java province.

Hibbard Inshore provides underwater services at Australia's Snowy Mountain hydropower project


Underwater services provider Hibbard Inshore has completed another round of inspections of Australia's 3,756-MW Snowy Mountains hydropower project using its tethered vehicles, the Michigan-based company has announced.

Asian bank seeks engineer for rehab or construction of six Samoa mini-hydro projects


The Asian Development Bank (ADB) invites expressions of interest to serve as owners engineer to help Samoa's electric utility rehabilitate three mini-hydropower projects totaling 4.69 MW and build three new mini-hydro projects totaling 810 kW.

REW-Asia invites papers from hydroelectric power industry


The Advisory Committee of Renewable Energy World Asia extended the deadline for submitting paper abstracts for its 2014 conference until December 13.

Tajikistan receives ADB funds for Golovnaya hydropower plant rehab, upgrades


The Asian Development Bank has approve a US$136 million grant for the refurbishment of electrical and mechanical equipment at Tajikistan's 240-MW Golovnaya hydropower plant.

Soil caused seepage at Zagorskaya 2 pumped-storage plant, RusHydro says


The erosion of foundation soil at the Zagorskaya 2 pumped-storage hydropower project was caused by the "inefficient performance" of the plant's impervious system, according to a recent statement by Russian utility JSC RusHydro.

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