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    Pakistan extends deadline to equip 1,410-MW Tarbela 4th Extension


    Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended the deadline for pre-qualification to supply electro-mechanical equipment for the 1,410-MW Tarbela 4th Extension hydropower project.

    Delayed Windsor Castle project on track for end-of-year completion


    A plan for hydroelectric production at Windsor Castle has been delayed as a result of complications with the project's 11,000-volt transmission line.

    Contract awarded for terrain modeling work for Georgia's Vardnili hydropower project


    JV GeoEngineering/Hydrosphere of Georgia has been awarded a contract worth US$132,384 for topographic and bathymetric studies of waterways for the 245-MW Bardnili hydropower cascade.

    Polish firm extends bidding for generator rehab at 156-MW Zydowo


    Polish utility Energa Hydro Sp. z o.o. has extended the deadline for bids to refurbish a generator of the 156-MW Zydowo pumped-storage project on Poland's Radew River.

    Locals express concern about SSE's 600-MW Lochaber pumped-storage facility


    Plans for a proposed 600-MW pumped-storage facility at Scotland's Loch a' Choire Ghlais have come under fire due to questions concerning the project's infrastructure needs, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    Swiss utility seeks controls, automation for 16-MW Aarau


    Swiss utility IBAarau Kraftwerk AG seeks bids to supply electro-technical equipment for renovation of the 16-MW Aarau hydroelectric project on the Aare River in Switzerland.

    Nordic Investment Bank announces $163 million loan for small hydro development


    An agreement between the Nordic Investment Bank and Sparebank 1 SMN worth more than US$163 million will help finance small hydropower development in Norway.

    Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters Marine Energy Park officially launched


    Scotland's Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Energy Park has been officially launched by the United Kingdom's Department of Energy & Climate Change.

    UK marine energies to benefit from increased Renewable Obligation Certificate allowance


    The United Kingdom has reaffirmed its commitment to increasing the deployment of renewable energy by more than doubling the number of renewable obligation certificates it grants some marine energy technologies, the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change announces.

    Poland seeks refurbishment of 160.2-MW Wloclawek Dam


    Polish water manager Regionalny Zarzad Gospodarki Wodnej w Warszawie (RGZW) seeks bids for reconstruction and repair of 160.2-MW Wloclawek Dam on Poland's Vistula River.

    Report shows potential for global small hydro growth, development


    A new report from energy market analyst GlobalData indicates that governments around the world are beginning to see advantages of small hydropower development, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    Bosnian Serbs, Croatia agree to develop 300-MW Dubrovnik


    Bosnian Serb and Croatian ministers have agreed on a joint venture to develop the 300-MW Dubrovnik 2 hydroelectric project near Dubrovnik, Croatia.

    Romania again extends bidding to equip 55-MW Surduc Nehoiasu


    Romania utility Hidroelectrica SA again extended the deadline for bids to supply mechanical and electrical equipment for the 55-MW Surduc Nehoiasu hydroelectric project on the Basca Mare River in Romania.

    Polish firm seeks generator refurbishment at 156-MW Zydowo


    Polish utility Energa Hydro Sp. z o.o. seeks bids to refurbish a generator of the 156-MW Zydowo pumped-storage project on Poland's Radew River.

    Cyprus exploring hydrokinetic potential with university study


    A study being conducted by the Oceanographic Centre at the University of Cyprus is causing officials to consider the potential of hydrokinetic production, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    French operator seeks construction of 700-kW Sauveterre


    Compagnie Nationale du Rhone (CNR) seeks bids to equip the 700-kW Sauveterre hydropower plant and construct a fish passage structure on France's Rhone River.

    RenoEnergie awards contract for work at Czech Republic's Plzen-Hradste hydropower plant


    Hydrohrom s.r.o. has been awarded a contract worth US$527,420 by RenoEnergie a.s. for work at the Czech Republic's Plzen-Hradste small hydropower plant.

    GDF Suez announces plans for two hydrokinetic turbine testing sites


    European utility GDF Suez is exploring the feasibility of developing commercial-scale hydrokinetic energy plants by establishing two test sites off the coast of France.

    France gives $83.4 million for Pakistani hydroelectric development


    Pakistan has gained financial support for its 48-MW Jaggran II hydropower project from French lenders, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    Engineering firms Royal Haskoning and DHV complete merger


    Engineering consulting firms Royal Haskoning and DHV have officially completed their merger, forming a new company to be called Royal HaskoningDHV.

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