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    Spots still available for several HydroVision International 2012 Co-Located Events


    The organizers of HydroVision International 2012 invite event attendees to maximize their experience by attending a co-located event.

    European Renewable Energy Council elects new president


    The European Renewable Energy Council's board has elected Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes as its new president, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    Hydropower equipment manufacturer joins other Dutch companies to promote renewable technologies


    Hydroelectric turbine manufacturer Tocardo International has joined the Dutch government and six other companies as a member of the "Orange Goes Green" initiative.

    Canada's Bill C-38 passes both sides of Parliament


    Legislation that will significantly affect the hydropower industry passed both houses of Canada's Parliament and received royal assent, turning the act into law.

    Small hydropower investments slow as U.K. mulls feed-in tariff scheme


    Questions surrounding the United Kingdom's feed-in tariff support scheme could be holding back millions of dollars in small-scale hydroelectric investments, the British Hydropower Association says.

    Construction bids sought for France's 1-MW Cavaletade


    The city of Toulouse seeks bids to design and build the 1-MW Cavaletade hydroelectric project, proposed for the Garonne River in Toulouse.

    Statkraft latest company to undergo IHA training


    Employees of European renewable energy company Statkraft have been trained in the International Hydropower Association's Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol.

    French town seeks reconstruction of 754-kW Forge a Quillan


    The town of Quillan seeks bids for reconstruction of the Forge a Quillan hydroelectric plant on France's Aude River to a capacity of 754 kW.

    German utility seeks concrete work at 11 hydros, four gas plants


    Vattenfall Europe Generation AG seeks bids for a framework contract for performance of concrete work at 11 hydroelectric projects and four combustion turbine plants in Germany.

    Dutch company to supply 25 hydropower units to Nepal


    Dutch turbine manufacturer Tocardo International has closed a deal to sell 25 of its T100 generating units to Glow Tech Solutions of Nepal.

    RusHydro, Kazakhmys sign deal for small hydroelectric development


    Utilities RusHydro and Kazkhmys have signed a tentative deal that would see the Russian energy conglomerate construct up to 300 MW-worth of small hydroelectric plants in Kazakhstan, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    French engineer seeks valve refurbishment at 5.9-MW Panneciere


    Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium invites applications for pre-qualification to construct cofferdams and refurbish a large valve of the 5.9-MW Panneciere hydroelectric project on the Yonne River in France's Nievre Department.

    Bosnia reissues call for seepage control at 315-MW Visegrad Dam


    The electric utility of Bosnia's Serb Republic has reissued a solicitation for bids to control seepage beneath 315-MW Visegrad Dam in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    Polish designers propose novel approach to mixed-use hydropower production


    A submission to Amsterdam's Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Competition could combine hydroelectric generation and pedestrian traffic in a unique way.

    Bolivia extends bidding for construction at 80-MW Misicuni


    Bolivia utility Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) has extended the deadline for bids for surface construction at the 80-MW Misicuni multi-purpose hydroelectric project on Bolivia's Misicuni River.

    Landsvirkjun's 84-MW Hvammur hydropower project evaluated by IHA


    Icelandic utility Landsvirkjun's 84-MW Hvammur hydropower project has undergone a Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol assessment, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    Aquamarine Power recognized for ocean power technologies


    The European Commission has awarded hydrokinetic energy developer Aquamarine Power first prize in the product category of its European Business Awards for the Environment for the company’s Oyster wave technology.

    Fortum announces refurbishments at 130-MW Holjes hydropower facility


    European energy producer Fortum has announced it will refurbish its 130-MW Holjes hydropower plant at a cost of nearly US$63 million over the next four years.

    Norsk Hydro ASA names two new board members


    Norsk Hydro NSA recently named two new members of its board of directors, the company says.

    HydroVision International 2012 grows with 50 new exhibitors


    The world's premier hydropower event keeps getting bigger and better as HydroVision International 2012 is pleased to announce the addition of 50 first-time exhibitors to this year's exhibition.

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