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    Irish hydrokinetic producer, utility company teaming up for 100-MW tidal energy plant


    Marine turbine manufacturer OpenHydro and Irish utility Bord Gais have been granted exclusive rights to develop a 100-MW tidal energy farm off Torr Head on the north coast of Antrim.

    Poland utility seeks monitoring, operating system for 160-MW Wloclawek


    Polish utility Energa Hydro Sp. z.o.o. seeks bids to supply a computer monitoring and operating system for 160.2-MW Wloclawek Dam on Poland's Vistula River.

    Serbia continues hydroelectric expansion with 10 new small hydro plants


    Italy's Maccaferri Group will soon begin work on 10 small hydropower facilities along the Ibar River in southern Serbia, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    Mott MacDonald, Coyne et Bellier selected for 280-MW Devoll hydropower project


    Albanian company Devoll Hydropower Sh.A (DHP) has named a joint venture comprised of Mott MacDonald and Coyne et Bellier as owner's engineer for the development a 280-MW hydroelectric project.

    French firm seeks civil engineering for 700-kW Sauveterre, fishway


    Compagnie Nationale du Rhone (CNR) seeks bids for civil engineering of a fish passage structure and hydropower plant of the 700-kW Sauveterre project on France's Rhone River.

    Otra Kraft awards contract for turbines, electrical work at 24-MW Skarg hydro plant


    Norwegian hydro operator Otra Kraft DA has awarded a contract to Rainpower Small Hydro AS for electromechanical work at the 24-MW Skarg hydropower plant in Bykle, Norway.

    REEEP makes Chalmers Director of Development


    Albania seeks gates, stoplogs for 500-MW Fierza, 600-MW Komani


    Korporata Elektroenergjetike Shqiptare (KESH) seeks bids for spillway gates and stoplogs as part of the rehabilitation of the 500-MW Fierza and 600-MW Komani hydroelectric projects on Albania's Drin River.

    Tocardo begins manufacturing for Japan, Nepal hydrokinetic projects


    Hydroelectric turbine manufacturer Tocardo International has begun manufacturing six free-flow turbines for installation in Nepal and Japan, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    European Investment Bank approves loan for Ukrainian hydro program


    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced a plan to finance UkrHydroEnergo's hydroelectric modernization and upgrade program with a loan worth US$257 million.

    RusHydro, JSC Electric ink deal for hydroelectric development


    Moscow-based utility JSC RusHydro and Kyrgyzstan's JSC Electric have announced a plan to develop four hydroelectric stations in the Kyrgyz Republic.

    EBRD approves loan for two Albanian hydropower projects


    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced it will fund a pair of small hydropower plants with a US$7.73 million loan.

    Alstom acquires Rolls-Royce tidal turbine plant


    Alstom Power has signed an agreement that will give the company control of Rolls-Royce's Tidal Generation Limited (TGL), HydroWorld.com has learned.

    NIB approves loan for hydroelectric development


    The Nordic Investment Bank has signed an agreement worth US$64.58 million with Agder Energi AS to finance increased hydroelectric production in Norway.

    Germany's IWB buys stake in Switzerland's 900-MW Nant de Drance pumped-storage plant


    German utility Industrielle Werke Basel has signed an agreement with Switzerland's Alpiq AG that will see Alpiq transfer 15% of the company's capital in the Nant de Drance SA pumped-storage plant to IWB.

    German company looking to expand Indian presence by acquiring hydro shares


    German construction and development firm Hochtief Solutions AG is interested in acquiring shares of Indian hydropower projects, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    Renewable Energy World Europe 2013 extends deadline for abstracts


    The advisory board of the Renewable Energy World Europe Conference and Exhibition has extended its call for abstracts for the 2013 conference.

    European utilities RWE, Elektroprivreda Srbije sign MOU for hydroelectric development


    European utility RWE and Serbian utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) have signed a memorandum of understanding that will create around 920 MW of hydroelectric capacity along the Drina and Danube rivers, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    French utility seeks inspection, monitoring of Vieux Pre pumped-storage


    Utility Electricite de France (EDF) seeks bids to perform inspection and monitoring of the dam of the 11.8-MW Vieux Pre pumped-storage project in the Meurthe et Moselle Department of eastern France.

    ZRE Gdansk S.A. wins rehab, overhaul contract for Poland's 7.585-MW Pilchowice hydropower facility


    Polish utility Tauron Ekoenergia sp.z.o.o. has awarded a contract worth US$12 million to ZRE Gdansk S.A. for work at the 7.585-MW Pilchowice hydroelectric project on Poland's Bobr River.

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