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Austria utility seeks tunnel rehab at 9.58-MW Opponitz

11/05/2013

Vienna utility Wien Energie GmbH seeks bids for tunnel rehab at the 9.58-MW Opponitz hydroelectric project on Austria's Ybbs River.

Neaty Small Hydro Project

Gilkes begins construction on Neaty small hydropower plant

11/05/2013

Construction has begun on a 700 kW small hydropower project being developed by at Culligran Estate in Scotland's Glen Strathfarrar.

Abingdon Meadow Hydropower Project

Group receives planning approval for River Thames small hydro proposal

10/31/2013

Councilors from the Vale of White Horse District Council have given planning approval for a small hydropower project on the River Thames.

Alstom Tidal Turbine

Alstom tidal turbine reaches milestone at European Marine Energy Centre

10/31/2013

An Alstom tidal device installed at Scotland's European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has reached a significant milestone having now supplied 100 MWh of electricity into the grid.

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Scotland's EMEC providing lessons for French wave energy developers

10/30/2013

Officials from Basse-Normandie are hoping to use lessons learned from Scotland's European Marine Energy Centre at two ocean power pilot sites off the French coast.

Alstom / Daido Partnership

Alstom, Daido announce hydro project thrust bearing manufacturing partnership

10/29/2013

Alstom has signed an agreement with Daido Metal for the supply of thrust bearing pad coatings, the hydro technology manufacturer announced.

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Ocean energy technologies speeding toward commercialization

10/28/2013

What many thought would take decades may only be a few years away - ocean energy technologies are finally turning some heads on their way to large-scale development.

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Hydro turbine manufacturer Turab celebrates expansion

10/25/2013

Hydro turbine manufacturer Turab celebrated an expansion to its headquarters with a number of guests from around the globe, the Swedish company reported.

New Hydro

10/22/2013

Boosting Hydro Capacity through Refurbishments

10/22/2013

By David Appleyard
A swathe of new refurbishment projects looks set to boost hydropower capacity worldwide and extend the life of existing assets.

Celebrating the Past, Looking to the Future

10/22/2013

A notable anniversary is upon us, for it is 100 years since the Austrian scientist Viktor Kaplan developed his eponymous turbine, having been granted Austrian patent no. 74244 for his design in 1913.

Rheinkraftwerk Iffezheim

EnBW, EDF celebrate completion of 148-MW run-of-river hydropower project

10/22/2013

More than 200 representatives from Germany and France gathered this past week to mark the completion of the 148-MW Rheinkraftwerk Iffezheim hydropower plant.

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Albion invests in Scottish 2 MW small hydropower plant

10/21/2013

United Kingdom-based Albion Ventures has invested US$15 million into energy developer Green Highland Renewables for a new 2 MW micro hydropower project near Loch Carron in Scotland.

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Iberdrola completes work on Europe's largest pumped-storage project

10/18/2013

An inauguration ceremony earlier this week marked the completion of Europe's largest pumped-storage hydropower project.

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Scottish Water selects Black & Veatch for hydroelectric power retrofit program

10/18/2013

Black & Veatch has been selected by Scottish Water to help develop hydroelectric power generating capabilities at a number of the utility's raw water and treated potable water locations.

Italian province seeks electro-mechanical equipment for 4.19-MW Belfiore hydro project

10/15/2013

Verona's municipal utility seeks bids to supply and install electro-mechanical equipment for the 4.19-MW Belfiore hydroelectric project in Belfiore, Verona Province, Italy.

French agency seeks three micro-hydro plants on Rhone-Rhine canal

10/14/2013

The governing council of France's Haut-Rhin Department seeks bids to supply and install three micro-hydro plants on the Rhone-Rhine canal in France's Alsace Region.

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Voith supplies hydro turbines for three European projects

10/09/2013

Voith has completed work at a pair of Austrian hydroelectric projects and received an order for another in Norway, the international manufacturer announced.

Alstom Tidal Turbine

Alstom, GDF Suez teaming up for tidal energy proposal

09/30/2013

Engineering company Alstom and French utility GDF Suez will work together in developing a proposal for a tidal energy research project in France, per an agreement signed in Paris earlier this week.

Massaboden small hydropower plant

Switzerland's SBB AG awards contract for small hydropower plant overhaul

09/27/2013

Gebruder Meier of Switzerland has won a contract worth US$1.61 million to overhaul two generator units at the 7.6-MW Massaboden small hydropower plant.

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