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Loan for Laos hydro project
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed a $217 million financing package for the 290 MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower project in Lao People's Democratic Republic.
Voith to modernise German pumped storage plant
Voith has won a contract from E.ON Kraftwerke to modernise one of the generators at the Waldeck pumped storage plant in North Hesse, Germany.
EIB agrees loan for Austrian hydro
Illwerke is receiving a €280 million loan from the European Investment Bank to support the development of its Obervermuntwerk II pumped storage power plant in Austria's Vorarlberg region.
Ministers reject HidroAysén
Plans for the construction of five hydroelectric dams on two rivers in Chile have been dealt a blow after the country's Committee of Ministers rejected the projects' environmental permits.
Alstom to upgrade Harjavalta hydro
Alstom has signed a €10 million contract with Länsi-Suomen Voima Oy to retrofit and upgrade two existing generators and provide one new generator at the 72 MW Harjavalta hydro plant.
US could double hydropower capacity by 2030
There is potential for over 65 GW of new hydropower development - almost equivalent to the current US hydropower capacity - across 3 million US rivers and streams that do not...
Bechtel-led team to build 695 MW Canadian hydro project
A Bechtel-led consortium has won a contract worth around CAD$1.4 billion (€850 million) to build the Keeyask Generating Station on the lower Nelson River in northern Manitoba, Canada.
Financial aid for Brazilian utilities
The Brazilian government has agreed a $5 billion package to shield utilities and consumers from the impact of a severe drought.
Bids opened for Kotli hydropower project
The government of Pakistan is currently evaluating the bids it received for developing, financing and constructing a 100 MW hydropower project.
Voith to modernise Serbian hydro plant
Voith Hydro is starting work to replace four generators and four Kaplan turbines, as well as the automation systems and the mechanical and electrical ancillary equipment at the...
New pumped storage for Austria
Voith Hydro has received new orders to equip two pumped-storage plants in Austria. The company will supply energy provider Vorarlberger Illwerke AG with two pumps and a pump turbine...
Bank postpones Inga 3 loan decision
The World Bank has postponed a board-level discussion of its support for the Inga 3 dam project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Six die at Eskom construction site
Six construction employees were killed and a further seven injured when a gantry failed and collided with other infrastructure at the Ingula hydropower site in KwaZulu-Natal province...
Voith's largest unit enters service in China
The most powerful generator-turbine hydro unit ever built by Voith has entered service in China.
GE's superconducting generator takes a long step forward
GE Power Conversion has been factory testing a pioneering form of superconducting generator for hydroelectric applications alongside its Opera electromagnetic simulation tool used...
Alstom wins La Romaine hydro project
Alstom has been awarded a contract worth more than $ 90 million CA (€ 65 million) to supply Hydro-Québec's La Romaine 3 hydro plant power house,
Statkraft to build hydro plants in Albania
Statkraft is to start construction in October of two new hydropower plants in Albania after reaching a decision on the €535 million investment.
MPs pour cold water on latest Severn barrage scheme
Plans for a £25 bn hydro-electric barrage in the UK's Severn Estuary should not go ahead in their current form, says a committee of the country's members of parliament.