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Afghans seek supervision of turbine-generator rehabilitation at 100-MW Naghlu hydro project

01/07/2015

Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) invites expressions of interest for monitoring and supervision of turbine-generator rehabilitation at the 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric project on Afghanistan's Kabul River.

Nepal seeks trash rake for rehabilitation of 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydro project

01/06/2015

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) seeks bids to supply a trashrack cleaning machine as part of rehabilitation of the 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydroelectric project on the Kali Gandaki River in western Nepal.

Philippines

Filipino DOE awards contracts to develop 22 hydroelectric projects on Mindano Island

01/05/2015

Construction will begin on 22 new hydroelectric projects on Mindano Island this year after the Filipino Department of Energy (DOE) announced it awarded pre-development and development contracts to nine organizations on Jan. 2.  

China's Three Gorges sets new bar for annual hydroelectric power production

01/02/2015

China's 22,500-MW Three Gorges project has again broken the world record for annual hydroelectric power production, besting a mark set in 2013 by Brazil's Itaipu.

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Bhutan seeks consultants, construction, equipment for 118-MW Nikachhu hydropower project

01/02/2015

The government of Bhutan and its development units seek consultants, civil construction and hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment for the 118-MW Nikachhu hydroelectric project to be built on Bhutan's Nikachhu River.

Japan develops tidal energy as part of US$501 million project

01/02/2015

Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has selected IHI Corp. and Toshiba Corp. to research and develop an underwater floating-type ocean current tidal energy turbine system as part of a US$501 million effort for sustainable, renewable energy.

Vietnam

Construction suspended at a 23-MW hydroelectric power plant in Vietnam

12/29/2014

Tunnel building at a 23-MW hydroelectric power plant being constructed on the Da Dang River in the province of Lam Dong, Vietnam, is suspended pending investigation into the confirmed cause of a tunnel collapse at the site on Dec. 16. 

Kyrgyzstan extends call for development of two small hydro projects

12/22/2014

The government of Kyrgyzstan has extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to design, build and operate two small hydro projects in the Central Asian nation.

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