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Brazil changes tack on large dam construction
Brazil’s government has said it will no longer support the development of mega-dams in the Amazon basin, according to local newspaper O Globo.
Pöyry appointed to Beyhan II hydro plant
Kalehan Murat Enerji Üretim AS has awarded Pöyry the basic design engineering services assignment for the Beyhan II hydro project in Turkey.
Statkraft and Norfund swap hydro shares
Statkraft says that it will strengthen its presence in South America and South Asia through a share swap deal with Norfund.
Pöyry maps hydro potential in W Africa
Consulting firm Pöyry says that it has used groundbreaking data to map the small-scale hydropower potential in 14 West African states.
Aquila acquires six hydro plants in Norway
Alternative investment company Aquila Capital has acquired six run-of-river hydropower plants from the Norwegian energy company BKK AS.
Karot achieves financial close
China Three Gorges has achieved financial close on its Karot hydropower project in Pakistan.
New UK pumped hydro scheme approved
Construction of a new pumped storage hydropower scheme in the UK could start in 2018 following the recent granting of planning permission.
Mount Coffee hydropower plant restarts
Following extensive upgrades, the Mount Coffee run-of-river hydro plant in Liberia has gone back into service.
First combination of wind and pumped storage
Voith is to deliver the pump turbines for this special project - the world's first combination wind and pumped storage system.
Nepal, Bangladesh sign hydropower deal
The governments of Nepal and Bangladesh have announced a deal to invest jointly in hydropower projects in Nepal.
China Three Gorges buys Duke Energy’s Brazilian operations
China Three Gorges Corporation is paying US$1.2 billion to buy Duke Energy’s Brazilian operations.
GE and EDL sign hydropower MoU
GE and Electricite du Laos (EDL) have signed an MoU to launch joint research and training programmes in support of the long-term development of the country's energy sector.
HV switchgear for world’s highest dam
Siemens is supplying two gas-insulated high-voltage switchgear sets for the Rogun hydropower plant in Tajikistan. The power plant is part of the Rogun Dam project.
Brazil’s environment agency rejects plans for Tapajos dam
Brazil’s Federal Environmental Agency (IBAMA) has officially announced the cancellation of licences for a key mega-dam project in the Amazon over concerns about environmental and...
Wärtsilä acquires Weir unit
Wärtsilä has acquired Weir American Hydro from the Weir Group in a bid to strengthen its presence in hydro and industrial services.
Greenpeace demands international companies 'step away from' Tapajós hydro project
Greenpeace wants the large international companies that it believes are lining up to participate in building the Tapajós hydro dam should step away from the project because of the...
AfDB approves Rwanda loan
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $24 million loan to support Rwanda's contribution to the development of the Ruzizi III hydropower project
Tecnoturbines wins European backing
The European Commission has awarded a grant of €1 million to Catalonia-based company Tecnoturbines to support the development of a new hydraulic turbine.
Aquila acquires hydro company
Aquila Capital has signed a deal to buy Småkraft AS, Norway's largest operator of small-scale hydropower plants, from owners Statkraft, Agder Energi, BKK and Skagerak Energi
Statkraft opens Peru HPP
Statkraft reports that it has formally opened the Cheves hydropower plant in Peru, its ninth power plant in the country.