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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.

Atkins selected as client's engineer for 230-MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project

08/20/2014

Design, engineering and project management consultancy group Atkins Global has been selected by Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay PLC (TLSB) to serve as client's engineer for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project in Wales.

French dams operator seeks command control upgrade for 9-MW Naussac Dam

08/20/2014

Loire River dams owner Etablissement Public Loire (EPL) invites applications for pre-qualification to modernize the command control system of 9-MW Naussac Dam in France's Loire River Basin.

Albania seeks civil construction to rehabilitate 11 dams

08/18/2014

Albania's Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration seeks bids for civil construction to rehabilitate and modernize 11 dams in Albania's Drin-Buna and Semani river basins.

French firm wins dam safety work at Swiss-French 49-MW Chancy-Pougny hydro project

08/15/2014

Hydro operator Societe de Forces Motrices de Chancy-Pougny SA (SFMCP) has awarded a contract to Freyssinet of Chaponost, France, for seismic reinforcement dam safety work at the 49-MW Chancy-Pougny hydroelectric project on the Rhone River on the border of Switzerland and France.

Belgium region seeks hydropower equipment for Kain Dam and Lock

08/15/2014

The technical studies management agency of Belgium's Wallonia Region seeks bids for electro-mechanical equipment for a hydropower plant at Kain Dam and Lock in Belgium.

Macedonia seeks supervision of dam safety work at 36.4-MW St. Petka, 82-MW Kozjak

08/12/2014

Macedonia utility AD Elektrarni na Makedonija (Elem) seeks bids for technical supervision of dam safety civil work to be performed at the 36.4-MW St. Petka and 82-MW Kozjak hydroelectric projects in Macedonia.

University of Edinburgh opens new marine and hydrokinetics testing facility

08/07/2014

Scottish Member of Parliament Amber Rudd helped officials from the University of Edinburgh officially open the institute's FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility earlier this week.

Swiss seek mini-hydro turbine-generator for 27-MW Bramois hydro project

08/07/2014

Contractor Hydro Exploitation SA seeks bids to replace a mini-hydropower turbine-generator downstream of the 27-MW Bramois hydroelectric project on the Rhone River in Switzerland.

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.


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