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Hydroelectric power returns to England's Cragside estate

07/30/2014

The world's first home to be lit by hydroelectricity is once again being powered by water following the installation of a new Archimedes screw turbine at England's Cragside estate.

CKD Blansko to supply hydro turbine-generator for Plav project

07/29/2014

Utility company Jihocesky Vodarensky Svaz has awarded a contract CKD Blansko Engineering to supply a turbine-generator for the intake of the Plav water treatment plant in the Czech Republic.

Contract awarded for Rochetaillee small hydropower plant installation

07/29/2014

The town of Saint-Etienne has awarded a contract worth US$1 million to Cegelec/Ellipse Mandataire Cogelec to install a micro hydropower project at a pressure break in the municipality of Rochetaillee, France.

Oh How Far We've Come!

07/21/2014

As HydroVision International, the world's largest hydropower event, celebrates 20 years, we take a look back to see how far it's come and learn some of the factors that have contributed to its success.

Danube agency seeks fish ladder for Austria's 6.5-MW Nussdorf hydro project

07/17/2014

Austria's Danube River flood control agency Via Donau - Osterreichische Wasserstrassen-Gesellschaft mbH seeks bids to design and construct a fish ladder at the 6.5-MW Nussdorf hydro project on the Danube in Austria.

Czech utility seeks turbine-generator overhaul at 120-MW Lipno 1 hydro project

07/16/2014

Czech utility CEZ a.s. seeks bids for mechanical overhaul of turbine-generator TG1 at the 120-MW Lipno 1 hydroelectric project on the Vlatava River in the Czech Republic.

APG, Aquila Capital partnering for European hydroelectric power development

07/15/2014

Investment firms APG Asset Management and Aquila Capital have formed a partnership to invest an anticipated US$678.8 million into the development and acquisition of European hydroelectric power plants.

Norway operator seeks trash rake, transformers, switchgear for 30-MW Ramfoss hydro project

07/14/2014

Norwegian hydro operator Ramfoss Kraftlag invites applications for pre-qualification to supply a trash rake and transformers, switchgear and controls for the 30-MW Ramfoss hydroelectric project in Norway.

French engineer seeks trash rake for 7.9-MW Chavaroche hydro project

07/11/2014

Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium seeks bids to supply a replacement trash rake for the 7.9-MW Chavaroche hydroelectric project on France's Fier River.

Achieving European small hydro growth

07/10/2014

The recent ESHA (European Small Hydropower Association) Hidroenergia congress and trade fair in Istanbul heard a keynote presentation from Professor Bernhard Pelikan of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna.

EIB provides loan for Austrian pumped-storage hydropower project

07/10/2014

Austria's state-owned utility Illwerke AG has received a US$381 million loan from the European Investment Bank to support construction of the Obervermuntwerk 2 pumped-storage hydropower project according to a contract signed in Bregenz.

Crown Estate awards seabed rights for ocean energy development

07/08/2014

The United Kingdom's Crown Estate has awarded seabed rights for six new wave and tidal current demonstration zones, and five new wave and tidal current sites.

Baden-Wurttemberg official visits Voith to learn more about pumped-storage capabilities

07/03/2014

A study commissioned by Voith Hydro is prompting German officials to consider pumped-storage hydroelectric power as an important means of short-term energy storage.

Bosnia seeks feasibility study of 11.5-MW Babino Selo hydro project

07/01/2014

Utility Elektroprivreda of Bosnia and Herzegovina invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a feasibility study and other preparatory work for the 11.5-MW Babino Selo hydroelectric project in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Nautricity, Fundy Tidal teaming up for Nova Scotia ocean energy project

06/30/2014

Ocean energy developers Nautricity Ltd. and Fundy Tidal Inc. have signed a memorandum of understanding to construct a 500 kW tidal power project in Nova Scotia's Petit Passage.

Statkraft announces sale of Finnish hydroelectric power assets

06/27/2014

European energy producer Statkraft has entered into an agreement with a Finnish consortium for the sale of hydropower assets in Finland.

Alstom board accepts General Electric offer

06/24/2014

American conglomerate General Electric has completed a multi-billion dollar deal that gives the company significant shares in Alstom's power and grid businesses.

Statkraft, Norfund emphasize hydroelectric power in SN Power restructuring

06/18/2014

European energy producer Statkraft and the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) have completed the restructuring of SN Power with an emphasis on hydroelectric power development.

Scottish Enterprise provides funding for Bluemull Sound tidal energy array developer

06/17/2014

Tidal turbine developer Nova Innovation has been awarded US$3.14 million from the Scottish government to help build a marine energy array off the Shetland coast.

Siemens, MHI unveil offer for Alstom assets

06/17/2014

International manufacturing powerhouses Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Siemens AG have announced a US$12.2 billion plan to take over French conglomerate Alstom.


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