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Fire shuts down powerhouse at 240-MW Uri-II hydroelectric project in India

11/21/2014

A transformer ignited a fire in the main powerhouse of the 240-MW Uri-II hydroelectric project in the district of Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), India, at 6 a.m. local time on Nov. 20. The fire destroyed part of the powerhouse and forced its four 60-MW generators to shut down at the US$450 million project.

JSW buys 300-MW Baspa II, 1,091-MW Karcham Wangtoo hydroelectric plants in India for US$1.8 billion

11/19/2014

JSW Energy Ltd. (JSW) and Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd. (JPVL) executed an acquisition deal worth about US$1.8 billion for two of three power-generating facilities listed on a Sept. 24, binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The 100% acquisition of two plants was executed in Mumbai, in the district of Maharashtra, India, on Nov. 15. 

Pakistan seeks transformer fire protection for 3,480-MW Tarbela hydro project

11/19/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply a generator transformer fire protection system for Units 11-14 of the 3,480-MW Tarbela hydroelectric project on the Indus River.

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11/19/2014

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World Bank seeks consultant to evaluate, expand Central Asia energy, water program

11/18/2014

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to evaluate the Central Asia Energy-Water Development Program and provide data to guide the program in the future.

IHA calls for candidates for Mosonyi Award for Excellence in Hydropower

11/17/2014

The International Hydropower Association is now accepting proposals for candidates for its 2015 Mosonyi Award for Excellence in Hydropower.

KGAL wins contract for Malaysian small hydro project studies

11/17/2014

British engineering consulting group Kenneth Grubb Associates Ltd. (KGAL) was awarded a contract worth more US$28.15 million to manage the feasibility and development of multiple small hydroelectric plants in Malaysia's Sabah state.

Delays continue in India at 2,000-MW Lower Subansiri hydroelectric project

11/14/2014

Opposition continues to the 2,000-MW Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Project (LSHEP) at Gerukamukh, Dhemaji, India. On Nov. 11, local news outlets reported opposition groups stopped trucks carrying transformers and additional construction items for delivery to LSHEP.  

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