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

    08/09/2012

    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

    08/08/2012

    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

    08/06/2012

    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

    08/03/2012

    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

    08/02/2012

    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

    08/01/2012

    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

    07/31/2012

    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

    07/30/2012

    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

    07/26/2012

    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

    07/25/2012

    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

    07/19/2012

    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

    07/18/2012

    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

    07/17/2012

    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

    07/13/2012

    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

    07/12/2012

    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

    07/11/2012

    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

    07/10/2012

    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

    07/09/2012

    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

    07/09/2012

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

    Flow Science announces deals with NYPA, Australian distributor

    07/06/2012

    Flow Science Inc. has been selected by the New York Power Authority to provide water flow simulation software for flows at various hydropower plants in New York.


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