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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.
Nexans to supply EHV link for Coca Codo Sinclair hydro
Nexans has been awarded a contract by China's Sinohydro Corp to supply the extra high voltage power cable link for Ecuador's 1500 MW Coca Codo Sinclair hydroelectric project...
Grand Inga project to be launched in 2015
The Democratic Republic of Congo has re-launched the process for the selection of a developer and established the first stage objective for the Inga dam - to lay the first...
Alstom to renovate the Kaprun Hauptstufe hydro plant
Verbund Hydro Power AG has placed an order with Alstom for the renovation of two generators in the Kaprun Hauptstufe hydropower plant in Austria.
Indian renewable projects win ADB support
NSL Renewable Power Private Limited (NRPPL) is to develop wind and hydropower projects in India with the support of the Asian Development Bank.
Turkish company wins contract to build hydro plant in Uganda
Mapa Construction Company of Turkey has been awarded the contract to build the 600 MW Ayago hydroelectric power dam in Nwoya District in northwestern Uganda, at a cost of 1.9 billion USD.