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  1. Andritz announces order to supply equipment for hydro plants in Norway, Congo

    Andritz Hydro announced it has received orders to supply equipment for the new 86-MW Nedre Otta hydro plant in Norway and for rehabilitation of the 71-MW Mwadingusha hydroelectric facility in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Nedre Otta is a run-of-river plant being built by Eidsiva Vannkraft AS in Oppland. Andritz will design, manufacture and deliver two vertical Kaplan turbines, generators, governors, main inlet valves, and mechanical auxiliaries, as well as provide installation, supervision and commissioning. In September 2016, HydroWorld reported that Skanska had received a US$81 million contract to build Nedre Otta. The facility is anticipated to be complete in spring 2020 and will produce 315 GWh of electricity annually. Mwadingusha , on the Lufira River in the Katanga Province, was initially commissioned in 1928. It is owned by Societe Nationale d’Electricite. Andritz will replace four turbine units, generators, governors, inlet valves, exciters, voltage regulation, and draft tube stoplogs. They will provide dismantling, erection and commissioning. The new units are expected to have output nearly 10% greater than the previous units. In total, this facility has six turbine-generator units. HydroWorld. Reported in September 2016 that the first of six upgraded and rehabilitated units had begun producing electricity.

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  2. Ice blockage takes Yukon Energy’s 22-MW Aishihik hydro plant offline

    Frazil ice blocking the trashrack at the 22-MW Aishihik hydro plant caused a power outage and took the plant offline last week, according to Canada’s CBC News.

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    Mon, 30 Jan 2017

  3. Energo-Pro to build 99.5-MW hydro plant in Turkey

    Czech company Energo-Pro signed an agreement at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to build a 99.5-MW hydro plant in Erzurum province in northeastern Turkey, according to Radio Praha.

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    Fri, 26 Aug 2016

  4. FirstEnergy to Sell Four Gas Plants, Portion of Hydro Plant to LS Power Equity Partners III

    FirstEnergy indicated the sale of these plants is part of the company’s strategy of operating as a fully-regulated utility company.

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    Fri, 20 Jan 2017

  1. FirstLight Power Resources using Atlantium mussel control in Housatonic River hydro plants

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    Tue, 20 Dec 2016

  2. Take a hydro plant technical tour at HydroVision International 2016

    Attendees at HydroVision International 2016 can choose from several different technical tours to nearby hydro plants .

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    Fri, 13 May 2016

  3. 14-GW Itaipu hydro plant breaks own annual generation record

    The 14-GW Itaipu hydro plant has broken its own annual generation record, surpassing its 2013 yearly output record of 98.6 TWh on Dec. 16.

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    Mon, 19 Dec 2016

  4. Brazil’s Light cancels agreement with France’s EDF to sell stake in 150-MW Itaocara hydro plant

    Light, a Brazilian power company, has canceled an exclusivity agreement with EDF of France for the sale of a 51% stake in the 150-MW Itaocara hydro plant .

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    Fri, 6 Jan 2017

  5. Swiss seek equipment for three small hydro plants at 5-MW Fully hydro project

    Swiss hydropower operator Alpiq Suisse SA seeks bids to supply electro-mechanical and other equipment for three small hydro plants at the 5-MW Fully hydroelectric project at Fully, Switzerland.

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    Fri, 8 May 2015

  6. G&Em s.r.o. delivers equipment, wins contract for work at small hydro plants

    G&Em s.r.o. has delivered equipment to one small hydro plant and won a contract for work at several others in Czech Republic and Slovakia, according to a company press release.

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    Tue, 12 Jan 2016

  7. Oil spill under investigation at 8-MW Paradise River small hydro plant in Canada

    An investigation is under way to determine the cause of an oil spill at Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro’s 8-MW Paradise River small hydro plant , according to The Southern Gazette.

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    Tue, 27 Sep 2016

  8. 66-MW McLymont Creek hydro plant in British Columbia begins operating

    The 66-MW McLymont Creek hydro plant , owned by AltaGas Ltd., began operating Oct. 1.

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    Fri, 2 Oct 2015

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