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Glyn Rhonwy pumped storage

Next step reached for development of Wales’ Glyn Rhonwy pumped-storage hydro

04/24/2015

The Crown Estate has agreed to lease 13 hectares of land in North Wales to Snowdonia Pumped Hydro for its 99.9-MW Glyn Rhonwy pumped-storage facility.

London investment firm acquires GHR, Scottish small-scale hydroelectric company

04/23/2015

Ancala Partners LLP, a London, England-based infrastructure investment firm has acquired Green Highland Renewables (GHR), which is a Scottish renewable energy company heavily involved in developing small-scale hydroelectric facilities.

Database for renewable project developers

IRENA launches tool to help renewable project developers, including hydro

04/22/2015

The International Renewable Energy Agency announces the availability of its Project Navigator tool, intended to give renewable energy project developers the knowledge, tools, case studies and best practices needed to support completion of their projects.

Alstom contracted to refurbish units at Latvia's 402-MW Riga hydropower plant

04/22/2015

State utility Latvenergo AS has awarded a contract worth more than US$107.2 million to Alstom to refurbish six Kaplan units at the 402-MW Riga hydroelectric project in Latvia.

Marine energy contributes to Wales economy

Report reveals positive impact of marine energy on Welsh economy

04/21/2015

The marine energy industry in Wales has contributed £34.5 million and directly created more than 99 person-years of employment, according to a report published by Marine Energy Pembrokeshire.

Voith to modernize three Italian small hydropower plants

04/21/2015

Voith Hydro has been awarded contracts to upgrade and rehabilitate generating units at three Italian hydropower projects.

French engineer seeks gates, turbines for two hydro projects

04/17/2015

Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium seeks bids to supply gates to the Saint-Pierre-en-Faucigny hydro project and turbines to the 1.86-MW Hautefage hydro project. 

Alstom awarded contract for turbine upgrades at Sweden's 327-MW Ligga hydropower project

04/16/2015

Alstom Renewable Sweden AB has been selected by Vattenfall Vattenkraft AB to upgrade one of three turbine units at the 327-MW hydropower plant in Sweden.

Swiss utility seeks turbine-generators for 170-kW Seyon Aval hydro project

04/16/2015

Swiss utility Viteos SA seeks bids to supply turbine-generators for the 170-kW Seyon Aval hydroelectric project on the Seyon River at Neuchatel.

French hydro operator seeks work to add turbine-generator to 1-MW Aya hydro project

04/15/2015

A French hydro operator seeks bids for civil works, earthwork and mechanical work to install a second hydroelectric turbine-generator at the 1-MW Aya hydroelectric project on France's Ardalos River. 

French water utility seeks turbine-generator rehab at 1.8-MW Merwent Dam hydro project

04/14/2015

A French municipal water supplier seeks bids to refurbish turbine-generators, controls, valves, transformers and other equipment of the 1.8-MW Merwent Dam hydroelectric project in France's Vendee Department.

Marine energy sector continues growing worldwide, despite economic setbacks

04/14/2015

A report released recently by the International Energy Agency's Ocean Energy Systems shows that the marine and hydrokinetic sector moved closer to commercial viability through 2014.

Small hydro project approved for Liberia

Agreement signed to develop small hydroelectric plant in Liberia

04/14/2015

Hummingbird Resources has signed a collaboration agreement to begin planning and developing a small hydroelectric plant in southeast Liberia.

Civil engineering contract awarded for Austria's 940-MW Koralm pumped-storage plant

04/13/2015

Pumpspeicherkraftwerk Koralm GmbH has selected ILF Consulting Engineers and AF-Consult to provide engineering services for the 940-MW Koralm pumped-storage hydropower project in Austria.

Iceland utility seeks engineering to expand 270-MW Burfell hydro project

04/10/2015

Iceland utility Landsvirkjun seeks bids to provide engineering consulting for a 100-MW expansion of the 270-MW Burfell hydroelectric project on the Thjorsa River in southern Iceland. 

German utility seeks turbine refurbishment at 148-MW Iffezheim hydro project

04/08/2015

German utility Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG (EnBW) seeks bids to refurbish three turbines of the 148-MW Iffezheim hydroelectric project on the Rhine River.

Italian utility awards civil works contract for 4.19-MW Belfiore small hydro plant

04/08/2015

Italian municipal utility Azienda Generale Sevizi Municipali di Verona SpA (AGSM) has awarded Arcas SpA a US$5.1 million contract for civil works associated with the 4.19-MW Belfiore small hydropower plant.

New NHA member is integral to marine hydrokinetic testing

04/07/2015

A new National Hydropower Association (NHA) member is becoming an increasingly key component in the quest to develop viable marine hydrokinetic systems. 

Marine Hydrokinetics

04/06/2015

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04/06/2015

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