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Poland utility seeks turbine modernization at 312-kW Bobrowice 2

12/27/2012

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

12/21/2012

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

12/20/2012

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

12/19/2012

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

12/19/2012

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

12/18/2012

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

12/13/2012

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

Serbia raising incentives for hydroelectric development

12/11/2012

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

European bank seeks consultant to advance Turkey renewables plan

12/11/2012

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

12/10/2012

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

12/10/2012

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

12/10/2012

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

12/04/2012

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, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Austria utility seeks partner to develop 300-MW Pfaffenboden

12/04/2012

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

Canadian News

12/01/2012

Cost estimates jump for 824-MW Muskrat Falls project

Minesto launching next round of ocean power tests soon

11/27/2012

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


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

11/26/2012

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

11/20/2012

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

11/20/2012

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

11/16/2012

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


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