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Polpitiya pumped-storage hydro plant

Voith receives contract to modernize Polpitiya hydro plant in Sri Lanka

04/23/2015

Ceylon Electricity Board awarded a contract to Voith to supply equipment for modernization of its 75-MW Polpitiya pumped-storage hydro plant.

Mosul Dam

U.S. seeks firms for grouting program at Iraq's 750-MW Mosul Dam

04/23/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of carrying out a 24-hour-a-day grouting program at Iraq's 750-MW Mosul Dam on the Tigris River.

Database for renewable project developers

IRENA launches tool to help renewable project developers, including hydro

04/22/2015

The International Renewable Energy Agency announces the availability of its Project Navigator tool, intended to give renewable energy project developers the knowledge, tools, case studies and best practices needed to support completion of their projects.

Explosion at 160-MW Silvan Hydroelectric Project in Turkey injures 12 workers

04/21/2015

Several local media outlets reported an explosion on April 14, opened a 60 by 45 cm hole in a penstock tunnel being constructed at the Silvan Dam site on the Batman River in Silvan, Diyarbakır Province in southeastern Turkey.  

Kyrgyzstan seeks electrical components, cables to refurbish 1,200-MW Toktogul hydro project

04/20/2015

Kyrgyzstan utility Electric Power Plants (EPP) seeks bids to replace electrical components including high-voltage cables for the 1,200-MW Toktogul hydroelectric project on Kyrgyzstan's Naryn River.

Play with your food, dam it.

04/20/2015

We've got a lot on our plates the next few months with the National Hydropower Association's Annual Conference next week and HydroVision International 2015 knocking on the door too, so I thought this week I'd just share something silly that is also extremely cool.

CTG receives final approvals for Nepal's 750-MW West Seti hydropower project

04/15/2015

Nepal's investment board has given approval to China Three Gorges International for the development of a 750 MW hydropower project on the West Seti River in Nepal's northwestern Doti District.

India's 330-MW Alaknanda hydropower plant enters commercial operation

04/15/2015

Indian infrastructure group GVK has put the first unit at its 330-MW Alaknanda hydropower plant into commercial operation, following synchronization with the country's northern grid earlier this month.

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