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Poland utility seeks turbine modernization at 312-kW Bobrowice 2


Polish utility Tauron Ekoenergia sp. z.o.o. invites applications for pre-qualification to modernize the two turbine-generators of the 312-kW Bobrowice 2 hydroelectric project on Poland's Bobr River.

Swiss city seeks transformer for expansion of 93-MW Lavey hydro


The city of Lausanne seeks bids to supply a transformer to accommodate the addition of a 29-MW turbine-generator to the 93-MW Lavey hydroelectric project on the Bois-Noir River in Switzerland.

Voith announces results of past fiscal year, examines forecast for 2013


The Voith Group has finished its 2012 fiscal year with company sales up 2% to US$7.57 billion.

Belarus seeking Indian financing for trio of hydroelectric projects


A recent diplomatic mission could see Indian hydropower investments in Belarus, according to the state-run Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BeITA).

Scotrenewables accepts loan to further tidal turbine development


Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited (STPL) has accepted a US$14.36 million financing package that will help in the design, construction and installation of a Scotrenewables commercial-scale tidal turbine.

Consortium wins European Commission grant to show feasibility of pumped-storage technologies


The European Commission has awarded a US$21.55 million grant to a consortium of renewable energy and technology companies to help upgrade Electricite de France's 485-MW Le Cheylas pumped-storage hydropower plant.

Unnamed Turkish investor expresses interest in funding Belarus' 20-MW Nemnovo hydropower project


The Belarusian Energy Ministry is considering an investment proposal that would help pay for the 20-MW Nemnovo hydroelectric plant, has learned.

Serbia raising incentives for hydroelectric development


A new renewable energy development plan could reward small hydroelectric development with higher incentives, has learned.

European bank seeks consultant to advance Turkey renewables plan


The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invites expressions of interest from consultants to help the government of Turkey develop a renewable energy action plan, including small hydropower.

France's EDF awards contract for concrete repairs at Chambon Dam


Electricite de France (EDF) has awarded a contract to Bouygues Travaux Publics Regions France to rehabilitate concrete at the Chambon Dam on the Romanche River in eastern France.

Energa Hydro awards contract for work at Zydowo pumped-storage plant


Power Engineering S.A. of Poland has won a US$2.78 million contract to refurbish a generator at the 156-MW Zydowo pumped-storage project on the Radew River.

Polish utility names supplier for Otmuchow hydropower plant rehab


Energoprojekt Warszawa S.A. has won a contract worth US$12.2 million to replace two turbine-generators at the 4.8-MW Otmuchow hydropower project on Poland's Nysa Klodzka River.

Verbund, E.ON agree to hydropower asset swap


Austrian utility Verbund and energy provider E.ON have agreed on a US$2 billion asset trade that includes German hydropower capabilities and Turkish equity interests, has learned.

Austria utility seeks partner to develop 300-MW Pfaffenboden


Vienna utility Wien Energie GmbH seeks expressions of interest from potential partners to develop the 300-MW Pfaffenboden pumped-storage project in Austria.

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Cost estimates jump for 824-MW Muskrat Falls project

Minesto launching next round of ocean power tests soon


Hydrokinetic energy company Minesto will soon begin a new round of testing with its "Deep Green" technology, has learned.

French utility awards contract for work at 2.864-MW Saint-Julien-Mont-Denis hydroelectric plant


Saem Sorea of France has awarded a contract to Truchet Travaux Publics to supply and install a penstock for the 2.864-MW Saint-Julien-Mont-Denis hydropower project.

Contract awarded for substation construction at 80-MW Budarhals hydroelectric plant


Icelandic transmission utility Landsnet has awarded a US$1.2 million contract to Orkuvirki ehf. to construct a substation for the 80-MW Budarhals hydropower project.

Turkey developer seeks further construction of 204-MW Alpaslan 2


A unit of Turkish hydro developer Enerjisa seeks bids to construct additional civil works of the 204-MW Alpaslan 2 hydroelectric project on Turkey's Murat River.

Albania to offer four hydropower projects for sale after deal falls through


Albania's government will re-offer four hydroelectric plants for sale after a previous investor withdrew from bargaining. 

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