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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. IRENA, ADFD providing funding for small hydropower plant in Solomon Islands

    The International Renewable Energy Agency and Abu Dhabi Fund for Development are teaming up to provide US$15 million to construct a hydroelectric plant in the Solomon Islands.

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  3. Wisconsin hydro operations set generation record

    The upgrades along with above-average precipitation in 2016 contributed to the generation record

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  4. Cesbe wins civil works contract for Brazil's 700-MW Sao Manoel hydropower plant

    Brazilian construction firm Cesbe has been awarded a contract to complete civil works at the 700-MW Sao Manoel hydropower plant.

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    Tue, 17 Jan 2017

  1. Emerging market energy developers and Cameroon sign agreement for 485-MW Kpep hydropower project

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    Tue, 17 Jan 2017

  2. Rosneft, BP finalize dissolution of German refining JV

    Rosneft PJSC and BP PLC have completed a previously announced plan to dissolve their Ruhr Oel GMBH joint venture. The companies finalized the deal to dissolve the refining and petrochemical JV on Jan. 1, Rosneft said.

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  3. NHA elects new president, executive committee for 2017

    Members of the National Hydropower Association have elected a new Executive Committee for 2017, along with five new members of the NHA Board of Directors.

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  4. ANDRITZ Recieves Two Orders for Hydropower Plants in Norway and DR Congo

    Nedre Otta is being built in Oppland north of Oslo.

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  5. Independent review supports U.K. tidal lagoon projects

    An independent study commissioned by the United Kingdom supports the role of tidal lagoon projects in the U.K.'s energy mix.

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  6. S&P says U.S. hydro asset transactions experiencing a renaissance

    A new report from S&P Global Ratings report says existing hydro assets in the U.S. seem to be experiencing a renaissance, with recent transactions commanding substantial EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) multiples.

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    Tue, 17 Jan 2017

  7. EPC contract signed for 30-MW Nyadi hydropower project in Nepal

    Nyadi Hydropower Ltd. and Zhejiang Hydropower Construction & Installation Company Ltd. of China signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract on Jan. 16 for the 30-MW Nyadi hydropower project, according to local published reports.  

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    Tue, 17 Jan 2017

  8. BOEM extends decommissioning requirements rule deadline

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has extended a deadline to implement more stringent financial assurance and risk management requirements related to decommissioning procedures.

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

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