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China Three Gorges buys majority shares in two Brazilian hydropower projects

08/27/2015

Brazilian infrastructure group Triunfo Participacoes e Investimentos S,A. .has agreed to sell its controlling stakes in three energy generating subisidiaries to the China Three Gorges Corp., the company announced earlier this week.

Pakistan extends bidding for six-unit turbine-generator refurbishment at 1,000-MW Mangla hydro project

08/27/2015

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended the deadline for bids to upgrade and refurbish six turbine-generators of the 1,000-MW Mangla Dam hydroelectric project. 

Indonesia's PLN signs agreement to develop commercial tidal power plant

08/26/2015

State-owned utility PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) and British marine and hydrokinetic developer SBS Intl. Ltd. have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop an ocean energy project in Indonesia.

Australian dam safety officials on alert for possible dam failure in New South Wales

08/25/2015

Residents near Jerrara Dam in rural Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia on the NSW South Coast have been ordered to evacuate their homes amidst fear the dam will fail as more than a foot of rain had fallen in the area by 3 p.m. on Aug. 25. 

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India commissions hydro turbine in sewerage plant’s effluent pipe

08/25/2015

A hydropower plant has been commissioned at Chilla in East Delhi, India, which consists of a turbine propelled by effluent from a sewerage treatment plant.

Yalong River Hydropower Ltd. to issue US$155 million in 270-day bills

08/25/2015

On Aug. 25, Yalong River Hydropower Development Co. Ltd. (YRDC) announced it would issue US$155 million (RMB 1 billion) in unsecured super short-term bills with a maturity of 270 days on the interbank market on Aug 26. 

Pakistani 969-MW Neelum-Jhelum hydroelectric project Planning Commission seeks audit

08/20/2015

This week, the Planning Commission for the 969-MW Neelum-Jhelum hydroelectric project (NJHP) being constructed in Pakistan has asked the government to conduct an independent audit of reported completed work on the project prior to approving new expenditures. 

Emerson awarded SCADA contract for China's 48-MW Shehong Liushu hydroelectric plant

08/19/2015

Chinese developer Tuopai Power Development Co. Ltd. has awarded a contract to Emerson Process Management to supply automation equipment for its 48-MW Shehong Liushu hydroelectric plant.

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