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Developer seeks construction of 38.12 Mati hydro complex in Albania

09/10/2014

Austria hydropower developer Enso Hydro seeks bids to construct the three-plant, 38.12-MW Mati hydropower complex on the Mati River in Albania.

Utility EB selects supplier for Dovikfoss hydropower plant equipment repairs

09/10/2014

European utility Energiselskapet Buskerud (EB) has selected Alstom to repair and refurbish the existing generator at the 25-MW Dovikfoss hydropower plant in Norway.

Norway water, energy agency seeks dam safety consultants

09/09/2014

The Norwegian water resources and energy directorate seeks bids from firms to provide dam safety and security consultancy under framework agreements with the agency.

French engineer seeks turbine renovation at 4-MW Bazacle hydro project

09/05/2014

Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium seeks bids to renovate turbines and ancillary equipment of the 4-MW Bazacle hydroelectric project on France's Garonne River.

Iberdrola modernizes 45 small hydro projects in Spain

09/05/2014

Spanish utility Iberdrola reports it has modernized 45 of its 92 small hydropower projects in Spain over the last three years.

French utility seeks power tunnel, penstock rehab at 34-MW Sabart hydro project

09/04/2014

Electricite de France (EDF) seeks bids to rehabilitate the power tunnel and replace penstock sections and the discharge conduit of the 34-MW Sabart hydroelectric project in France.

More than 10,000 readers each for Hydro Review, HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide

09/03/2014

The most recent BPA Worldwide Brand Report for Hydro Review magazine reveals that the magazine issues average more than 10,400 readers, while HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazine has average readership of more than 10,600. HydroWorld.com, the website for these two magazines, averages more than 52,500 monthly unique browsers with nearly 172,500 average page impressions.

Bank seeks study update of proposed 680-MW Bistrica Pumped-Storage project

09/03/2014

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform updated market and financial studies for the 680-MW Bistrica Pumped-Storage project proposed for Serbia's Uvac River.

U.S. consultant to help boost hydro investment in Georgia republic

08/29/2014

Deloitte Consulting LLP of the United States has received a contract to help implement laws and regulations in the republic of Georgia governing water resources, facilitating investment in hydropower development and promoting energy trading between Georgia and neighboring countries.

French waterways agency seeks inspection of dams, reservoirs

08/28/2014

France's navigable waterways agency seeks bids for comprehensive technical inspections of dams, reservoirs and other structures on waterways in its northeastern territory in France.

Belgium region names Siemens for waterways, hydro system management

08/27/2014

The integrated hydrologic management agency of Belgium's Wallonia Region has awarded a contract to Siemens SA to provide and maintain operational tools to manage flows of waterways and the hydropower system in the region.

Slovenia utility seeks debris removal, outlet repairs at 21-MW Moste hydro project

08/27/2014

Slovenia hydropower utility Savske Elektrarne Ljubljana d.o.o. seeks bids for the second phase of rehabilitation of the 21-MW Moste hydroelectric project on Slovenia's Sava River.

TSB, OERA announce funding for tidal energy technology development

08/26/2014

The U.K. Technology Strategy Board and Nova Scotia's Offshore Energy Research Association have announced their plan to jointly invest about US$1.25 million to accelerate tidal energy development.

Italian province seeks civil construction of 4.19-MW Belfiore small hydro project

08/25/2014

Verona's municipal utility seeks bids for civil works to complete construction of the 4.19-MW Belfiore small hydroelectric project in Belfiore, Verona Province, Italy.

Voith to upgrade generator at 440-MW Waldeck 2 Pumped-Storage in Germany

08/25/2014

German utility E.ON Kraftwerke GmbH has awarded a contract to Voith to modernize a generator at its 440-MW Waldeck 2 Pumped-Storage project in central Germany.

The growth of MHK hydropower

08/25/2014

According to new analysis, the evolution of marine hydro kinetic technologies for generating electricity from waves and tides into a commercial reality is taking longer than hoped and costing far more money than expected. As a result, Bloomberg New Energy Finance says it is revising its previous 2020 forecasts for global installations downwards.

European bank funds Poland renewables, hydro project refurbishment

08/22/2014

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to lend up to 295 million zlotys (US$93.3 million) to Poland energy company Tauron Polska Energia S.A. for renewable energy investments including refurbishment of several Tauron Group hydroelectric projects.

ABB to supply grid connection for 6-MW first phase of Scotland tidal project

08/21/2014

Power technology supplier ABB has received a contract from Atlantis Resources Ltd. to supply an onshore grid connection for the 6-MW Phase 1 of the MeyGen tidal stream power project in Scotland's Pentland Firth.

Bulgaria seeks consultant for hydro project rehabilitation program

08/21/2014

Bulgaria utility Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania EAD (NEK) invites expressions of interest from consultants for a program to rehabilitate major hydroelectric projects.

U.K. developer begins construction of 750-kW Allt Choire small hydro project

08/20/2014

Scottish energy developer Green Highland Renewables began construction in August of the 750-kW Allt Choire a' Bhalachain small hydroelectric project on the southern side of Loch Garry in Scotland.


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