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Earthquake in Nepal that killed thousands may have an effect on hydroelectric facilities


A massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake that originated in Kathmandu, Nepal, on April 25, may have caused significant damage to hydroelectric facilities and additional power producing infrastructure, according to published reports.

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Voith receives contract to modernize Polpitiya hydro plant in Sri Lanka


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

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


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.

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IRENA launches tool to help renewable project developers, including hydro


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


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


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.


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


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.

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