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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. 

Hydro, renewables projected to continue growing, new report says

11/16/2012

A new report from the International Energy Agency says renewables -- including hydropower -- are poised to challenge fossil fuels as the world's primary source of electricity in the coming decades.

Bank of Georgia, Germany's KfW ink deal for small hydro development

11/16/2012

Bank of Georgia Holdings PLC (BGH) and German development bank KfW have a loan agreement worth US$32 million that will primarily be used for the construction of small hydropower projects.

Macedonia utility seeks EM equipment for 70-MW Boskov Most

11/16/2012

Macedonia utility AD Elektrani na Makedonija seeks bids to supply electro-mechanical equipment for the 70-MW Boskov Most hydroelectric project on the Mala Reka River in western Macedonia.

Romanian groups receive IHA Hydropower Sustainability Protocol training

11/15/2012

A number of members of the Romanian hydroelectric industry have completed an introduction to the International Hydropower Association's Hydropower Sustainability Protocol.

Bosnian utility awards contract for repairs at 315-MW Visegrad hydroelectric project

11/14/2012

Zublin Spezial Tiefbau GmbH has won a contract worth US$11.5 million to control seepage beneath the 315-MW Visegrad hydropower plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Austria utility seeks steel, earthworks, turbine to expand 9.58-MW Opponitz

11/14/2012

Vienna utility Wien Energie GmbH seeks bids for hydraulic steel, earthworks, and a turbine-generator for expansion of the 9.58-MW Opponitz hydroelectric project on Austria's Ybbs River.

German railroad, utility company teaming up to reduce CO2 emissions

11/13/2012

German railway company Deutsche Bahn has signed a long-term agreement with utility E.ON for the annual delivery of hydroelectric power.

Hydrokinetic developers submit application for power-generating lagoon

11/09/2012

Potential developers of a massive US$880 million tidal power project have submitted an application to construct the plant on the Welsh coast, HydroWorld.com has learned.


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