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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.

Macedonia seeks repair of flood-damaged Pishica Dam

06/18/2015

Macedonia's agriculture and water agency seeks bids to repair the flood-damaged Pishica Dam at Probishtip, Macedonia.

French utility seeks flow measurement, analysis for its hydropower projects

06/17/2015

Electricite de France (EDF) seeks bids to perform flow measurement and hydraulic analyses of rivers, canals and other water works in its extensive system of hydroelectric projects. 

Marine and hydrokinetic test bed EMEC announces restructuring

06/16/2015

The European Marine Energy Centre has announced its intention to restructure following a year of change in the global wave and tidal energy market.

Commercial tidal energy project in The Netherlands will cost US$12.4 million

06/16/2015

Tocardo Tidal Turbines announced it would install the largest tidal energy project in The Netherlands as well as the world's largest commercial tidal installation in a US$12.4 million project that includes an array of five tidal turbines in the Oosterschelde barrier near the province of Zeeland. 

Iceland utility seeks turbine-generator to expand 270-MW Burfell hydro project

06/15/2015

Iceland utility Landsvirkjun invites applications for pre-qualification to supply a 100-MW turbine-generator for a 100-MW expansion of the 270-MW Burfell hydroelectric project on the Thjorsa River in southern Iceland. 

DCNS, Chilean government sign joint statement for marine and hydrokinetic research

06/12/2015

An agreement signed by Chilean and French officials in Paris this week will help Chile develop its Marine Energy Research and Innovation Center (MERIC).

Lebanon seeks environmental-social panel for construction of Bisri Dam

06/10/2015

The government of Lebanon invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve on a Panel of Environmental and Social Experts to oversee construction of Bisri Dam, a water supply dam, and associated infrastructure in Lebanon.

U.S.-based ContourGlobal completes deal for Armenia's 405-MW Vorotan hydropower project

06/10/2015

New York-base CountourGlobal has finalized a $US180 million deal to acquire Armenia's 405-MW Vorotan hydroelectric plant, ending more than year of deliberations with the Armenian government.

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon gets planning go-ahead from UK government

06/10/2015

Progress on the 320-MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon hydroelectric project in Wales took a significant step forward yesterday with developer Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay PLC receiving planning consent from the United Kingdom's Department of Energy & Climate Change.

Slovenia utility seeks EM equipment to refurbish 200-kW Goricane hydro project

06/08/2015

Slovenia hydropower utility Savske Elektrarne Ljubljana d.o.o. seeks bids to supply electro-mechanical equipment for refurbishment of the 200-kW Goricane hydropower project in Slovenia.

TLSB selects Chinese company for Wales' Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project

06/05/2015

Energy developer Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay PLC has named China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd. as the preferred bidder for the 320-MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project in Wales.

French utility seeks studies, monitoring for hydropower engineering, mechanics

06/05/2015

Electricite de France (EDF) seeks bids to provide studies and site monitoring in the fields of civil engineering and mechanics for hydroelectric projects.

Fly on the wall

06/04/2015

I started writing this blog while I was sitting in on one of my favorite meetings of the year: The steering committee meeting to plan the panel presentation sessions to be presented during HydroVision International 2016.

RWE Innogy opens Scotland's 3.5-MW Black Rock small hydro plant

06/02/2015

European small hydropower developer RWE Innogy UK has officially opened the 3.5-MW Black Rock project in Scotland.

EDF developing tidal site

GE providing power conversion system for Paimpol-Brehat tidal energy array

05/28/2015

GE Power Conversion is supplying the electrical conversion system to be installed for a tidal energy array near Paimpol-Brehat, France, later this year.

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