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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.
E.ON divests Italian hydro plants
E.ON has agreed to sell its Italian hydropower complex in Terni to ERG Power Generation SPA.
Canada's hydro capacity will be 85 GW by 2025 - GlobalData report
Canada's installed hydropower capacity is forecast to increase from around 77.6 GW in 2014 to an estimated 84.8 GW by 2025.
Voith to modernise hydro plant in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's largest energy provider, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), has selected Voith as supplier for the modernisation of its Polpitiya hydropower plant.
IFC buys stake in Three Gorges
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is to acquire a 15 per cent stake in China Three Gorges South Asia (CSAIL) to support development of...
GE-Andritz preferred for tidal lagoon
The developers of a proposed tidal lagoon power plant in the UK have selected a GE-Andritz Hydro consortium as its preferred bidder for the supply of electromechanical equipment.
EDF buys stake in Sinop dam
EDF has purchased a 51 per cent stake in Sinop Energy Company, the firm in charge of building and operating the 400 MW Sinop hydroelectric dam in Brazil.
50MW storage extension planned for Wales
Snowdonia Pumped Hydro, which intends to build a 600 MWh pumped electricity storage facility at Glyn Rhonwy near Llanberis under planning approval granted in late 2013, is applying...
ADB under pressure over dam loan
Environmental and human rights groups from Malaysia and around the world have written to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) asking it to shelve a proposed loan supporting the...
IFC to assess 1 GW Sounda hydro prospects
The feasibility of developing a 1000 MW hydropower project at the Sounda Gorge in the Republic of the Congo is to be investigated by the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Voith to undertake Priest Rapids upgrade
Voith Hydro has been awarded the contract to rehabilitate and upgrade the turbines in the 10-unit powerhouse at the 956 MW Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River.