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Swiss seek firms to expand controls for new unit at 93-MW Lavey

10/31/2012

The city of Lausanne invites applications for pre-qualification to expand and adapt the control system of the 93-MW Lavey hydroelectric project to accommodate the addition of a new 29-MW turbine-generator.

Turkey developer seeks EM equipment for 204-MW Alpaslan 2

10/30/2012

A unit of Turkish hydro developer Enerjisa seeks bids to supply electro-mechanical equipment for the 204-MW Alpaslan 2 hydroelectric project on Turkey's Murat River.

Rouby of Cognac wins bid for work at France's 5.9-MW Panneciere hydroelectric project

10/29/2012

Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium has awarded a contract to Rouby of Cognac for work at the 5.9-MW Panneciere hydropower plant on France's Yonne River.

Verbund sells shares of Austrian utility to focus on rehab and improvement efforts

10/25/2012

An announcement from Verbund about the modernization of its 236.5-MW Ybbs-Persenbeug hydropower plant comes just days after the Austrian electricity company announced it had sold its share in utility Energie Klagenfurt GmbH.

Poland utility extends bidding for monitoring, operating system at 160-MW Wloclawek

10/24/2012

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

Two more generating units online soon at Ukraine's Dnister pumped-storage plant

10/24/2012

Two new units at OJSC UkrHydroEnergo's Dnister pumped-storage hydroelectric plant will soon be in operation, Ukrainian news sources report.

Swiss city seeks bids to add unit to 93-MW Lavey

10/24/2012

The city of Lausanne seeks bids for civil works and equipment to add a 29-MW turbine-generator to the 93-MW Lavey hydroelectric project on the Bois-Noir River in Switzerland.

Modernizations under way at France's 5-MW Pont Baldy hydropower plant

10/23/2012

Energie Developpement Services du Brianconnais (EDSB) is modernizing its 5-MW Pont Baldy hydroelectric plant in Briancon, France.

French town seeks monitoring and operation of Lavalette Dam

10/17/2012

The town of Saint-Etienne seeks bids for monitoring and operation of the Lavalette Dam hydroelectric project in France.

Tocardo and Huisman form strategic partnership for offshore development

10/17/2012

Hydrokinetic turbine manufacturer Tocardo International has begun a long-term partnership with equipment manufacturer Huisman, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Belarus seeking funds for new string of hydropower plants

10/16/2012

The Belarusian government is discussing the construction of a number of hydroelectric projects along the Dnieper River.

French firm extends civil engineering bids for 700-kW Sauveterre, fishway

10/15/2012

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

Gilkes to open third U.K. hydro servicing plant

10/15/2012

Hydroelectric turbine manufacturer Gilbert Gilkes and Gordon Ltd. has announced its plan to open a new Hydro Service Centre in Invergordon, Scotland.

IHA provides hydropower sustainability training for more industry members

10/15/2012

Representatives from a number of companies and organizations associated with the hydroelectric industry have completed training in the International Hydropower Association's Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol.

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

10/11/2012

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

10/11/2012

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

10/10/2012

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

10/09/2012

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

10/08/2012

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

10/02/2012

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.


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