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French town extends bidding for micro-hydro projects on water system

08/12/2013

The French commune of Voiron has extended the deadline for bids to supply and install two micro-hydro projects on a drinking water system.

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Fugesco, PXL Seals announce hydropower project parts supply partnership

08/09/2013

Seal manufacturers Fugesco Inc. and PXL Seals have enterted a commercial partnership for the installation and supply of materials for hydropower projects in Europe and Canada.

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Small hydro comes to England's Blenheim Palace

08/08/2013

England's Blenheim Palace is taking a cue from Windsor Castle in embracing small hydro power.

French town seeks micro-hydro projects on water system

08/08/2013

The French commune of Voiron seeks bids to supply and install two micro-hydro projects on a drinking water system.

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Westberg joins marine power group Minesto

08/07/2013

Marine power technology developer Minesto has appointed Dr. Heije Westberg as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO), the Swedish company announced.

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Alstom tidal turbine reaches production milestone

07/31/2013

An Alstom tidal turbine has reached its full nominal output capacity of 1 MW after a series of gradual increases in power, the company said.

Alstom sells Bilbao mining parts operation to focus on hydroelectric power technology

07/30/2013

Alstom has announced it has sold its ring motors operation in Bilbao, Spain, to ABB in order to focus on activities directly related to hydropower projects, the global manufacturing giant said in a statement.

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Alstom announces US$260 million in new European, Asian contracts

07/29/2013

Alstom has been awarded a number of contracts for projects in Turkey and Albania, the French hydroelectric power equipment manufacturer has announced.

New EIB guidelines could benefit hydropower projects, technology

07/29/2013

A set of guidelines recently adopted by the European Investment Bank could benefit the development of hydroelectric power as the lending institution reinforced its support for European renewable and energy efficiency investments.

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HydroVision Russia 2014 accepting abstracts through August 2

07/19/2013

The advisory board of HydroVision Russia is now accepting abstracts for the 2014 conference program.

German utility seeks to expand upper, lower reservoirs of 1,050-MW Markersbach pumped-storage

07/18/2013

Vattenfall Europe Generation AG seeks bids for construction to expand the upper and lower reservoirs of the 1,050-MW Markersbach pumped-storage project on Germany's Mittweida River.

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Romanian utility sells 14 small hydropower projects

07/17/2013

Romania's Hidroelectrica has sold 14 micro hydropower projects in an effort to consolidate its operations, the state-owned utility has reported.

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Hydropower project operator files complaint with EC over Swedish taxation

07/17/2013

European utility Fortum has filed a complaint with the European Commission, claiming that the Swedish government is applying a selective tax on hydroelectric power.

Bank seeks small hydro projects design review on Bosnia's Neretva River

07/16/2013

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to review preliminary design of small hydro projects proposed for the Upper Neretva River in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Experts to discuss wave energy industry at upcoming event

07/15/2013

As marine hydrokinetic technologies continue moving from concept to commercial viability, an international panel of experts is convening in Denver, Colo., to discuss this emerging sector of the hydropower industry.

Expansion complete at Germany's largest run-of-river hydropower project

07/11/2013

Germany's largest run-of-river hydropower project is now in full operation, following the installation of a new turbine by utility Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG (EnBW).

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Pentland Firth's ocean power capacity less than initially thought, Oxford study says

07/10/2013

Hydrokinetic resources in Scotland's Pentland Firth could eventually generate up to 1.9 GW of power, according to a new research led by Oxford University.

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Swansea Bay hydrokinetic project continues moving forward

07/09/2013

Energy development group Tidal Lagoon Power Limited has reached a significant milestone in the development of a massive hydroelectric power project with the announcement of three design, build and deliver agreements.

Swiss seek turbine-generator replacements at 27-MW Bramois hydro project

07/05/2013

Contractor Hydro Exploitation SA seeks bids to replace turbine-generators of the 27-MW Bramois hydroelectric project on the Rhone River in Switzerland.

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BKW AG purchases five Italian small hydropower projects

07/05/2013

Swiss utility BKW AG has purchased five small hydropower projects from Italian energy supplier A2A, further strengthening its commitment to hydroelectricity, BKW said.

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