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IHA board members elected

07/31/2015

The International Hydropower Association has announced results of its election of IHA board members who will serve to October 2017. 

Lebanon seeks firms for construction of Bisri Dam

07/30/2015

The government of Lebanon invites applications for pre-qualification to construct Bisri Dam, a water supply dam in Lebanon.

Marine Hydrokinetics

07/28/2015

News related to the worldwide marine hydrokinetics industry from July-August 2015

Small Hydro

07/28/2015

The latest news on global small hydroelectric facilities from July-August 2015

Dams and Civil Structures

07/28/2015

UK-based construction firm Dawnus International Ltd. has signed a US$62 million contract to construct main civil works associated with the reconstruction of Liberia's 64-MW Mount Coffee hydropower plant.

Tech Notes

07/28/2015

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology

Uprating of the Czech Republic's 325 MW Pump Turbine Power station Dlouhé Stráneˇ

07/27/2015

With a rated output of 325 MW, Europe's largest pump turbines were installed at Dlouhé Stráně in the Czech Republic in 1996.

World News

07/27/2015

News on the global hydroelectric industry from July-August 2015

Viewpoint: Hydropower Storage: The Key to Pumping up the Global Renewable Energy Rollout

07/27/2015

More than half of all the new global hydropower capacity added in 2014 was in China. According to a new International Hydropower Association (IHA) briefing, some 21.25 GW of new hydropower was installed in China that year.

Swedish tech company signs hydroelectric power supply deal with Vattenfall

07/20/2015

European utility Vattenfall has signed a deal with Swedish company Hydro66 to provide hydroelectric power for a data server center in northern Sweden.

A Positive Outlook for Hydropower

07/09/2015

As diverse as the globe itself, the world of hydropower development is a heterogeneous one, despite the industry-wide use of a single resource – water.

Viewpoint: Securing Skills and Experience: The Route to Commercial Success for MHK

07/09/2015

News that Atlantis Resources has struck a deal with Siemens to acquire the entire share capital of tidal stream technology company Marine Current Turbines Ltd (MCT) suggests there is no shortage of market optimism for future tidal stream energy development ...

Schottel Hydro receives MeyGen tidal turbine parts contract

07/09/2015

German marine propulsion manufacturer Schottel Hydro has received a contract from Lockheed Martin to deliver variable pitch hubs for tidal turbines to be installed at Scotland's MeyGen project.

Czech utility awards contract for turbine overhaul at Lipno hydropower plant

07/07/2015

Czech utility CEZ has awarded a US$3.4 million contract to CKD Blansko Engineering Inc. to provide mechanical overhauls of turbine-generator TG1 at the 120-MW Lipno 1 hydropower project.

Hydropower – leading global renewable energy capacity growth

07/06/2015

New and authoritative figures from the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report 2015 indicate some 37 GW of new hydropower capacity was commissioned in 2014, increasing total global capacity by 3.6%. 

Women with Hydro Vision winners

2015 class of Women with Hydro Vision Award recipients announced

07/03/2015

PennWell’s Hydro Group is pleased to announce the second annual class of recipients of the Women with Hydro Vision award.

Voith completes upgrades at Switzerland's 11-MW Ruchlig small hydropower plant

07/01/2015

The rehabilitation and upgrade of Switzerland's 11-MW Ruchlig hydropower plant will benefit both its operator and the environment, global technology manufacturer Voith said.

Power Machines begins turbine renovations at Latvia's 192-MW Kegums 2 hydroelectric plant

06/26/2015

Russian manufacturer Power Machines has begun a renovation of three generating units at Latvia's 192-MW Kegums 2 hydropower plant.

Slovenia utility extends call to refurbish 200-kW Goricane hydro project

06/24/2015

Slovenia hydropower utility Savske Elektrarne Ljubljana d.o.o. has extended the deadline for bids for construction to refurbish the 200-kW Goricane hydropower project in Slovenia.

Ukraine seeks turbine-generator rehab at three hydro projects

06/22/2015

Hydropower operator PJSC UkrHydroEnergo seeks bids for rehabilitation of turbine-generators at three hydroelectric projects in Ukraine.

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