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Hydropower project consulting firm Intertechne expands office

11/04/2013

Hydropower project and infrastructure consulting firm Intertechne Consultores S.A. will move its Curitiba office later this month after seeing a 60% increase in its staff over the past five years.

Jamaica seeks feasibility studies of six small hydro projects

10/30/2013

Jamaica's Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining (MSTEM) invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare or update pre-feasibility and feasibility studies of six small hydropower projects.

Groups sign MOU to promote small hydro development

10/29/2013

The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) and European Small Hydropower Association (ESHA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote small hydroelectric power in rural areas of developing and emerging markets.

Court halts work at Brazil's 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower project

10/29/2013

Brazil's Regional Federal Court of the 1st Region has granted an injunction canceling a license for the construction of the 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower plant.

GGB bearings pass tests simulating conditions at Brazil's Belo Monte hydropower plant

10/25/2013

Materials manufacture by GGB Bearing Technology recently underwent laboratory testing to determine their suitability for extended wicket gate service at Brazil's 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower project.

Consortium signs concession contract for development of Peru's 300-MW Molloco hydropower project

10/21/2013

The Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) has signed a two-part concession contract with consortium Generadora Electrica Molloco for the development of the 300-MW Molloco hydropower project.

Mexican energy regulatory CRE approves five hydropower projects

10/15/2013

Mexico's Comision Reguladora de Energia has approved five private hydropower projects that will add 365 MW of installed capacity.

Peru's Chaglla hydropower project receives important rights-of-way authorization

10/11/2013

The Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines has granted rights of way essential for the construction of the 406-MW Chaglla hydropower plant.

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