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

    By Editors of Power Engineering ANDRITZ HYDRO has received an order from Eidsiva Vannkraft AS to supply electromechanical equipment for the new Nedre Otta hydropower plant in Norway and from the government utility Société Nationale d’Électricité to rehabilitate the existing Mwadingusha hydropower plant in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Nedre Otta order includes the design, manufacture and delivery of two vertical Kaplan turbines with a capacity of 86 MW, as well as generators, governors, main inlet valves, mechanical auxiliaries, installation, supervision and commissioning. Nedre Otta is being built in Oppland north of Oslo. The Mwadingusha refurbishment will involve the replacement of four turbine units, generators, governors, inlet valves, exciters, voltage regulators and draft tube stop logs. The new turbines will produce nearly ten percent more electricity than the original units. That plant provides electric power to the copper mines in the Katanga region as well as SNEL.  

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  1. India-backed small hydropower project inaugurated in Nepal

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    Thu, 12 Jan 2017

  2. RusHydro inaugurates 140-MW Zelenchukskaya hydropower plant

    PJSC RusHydro announced Dec. 23 that it had inaugurated the 140-MW Zelenchukskaya hydropower plant , calling it a hybrid facility because it combines conventional hydropower and pumped storage.

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    Thu, 29 Dec 2016

  3. Cemig temporarily allowed to continue operating 408-MW Miranda hydropower plant

    Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (Cemig) of Brazil has been granted a court injunction to continue operating the 408-MW Miranda hydropower plant .

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    Thu, 29 Dec 2016

  4. Astaldi, Muskrat Falls Corp. negotiate terms to complete civil works for 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydropower plant

    The Muskrat Falls Corp. and contractor Astaldi have negotiated terms to complete construction of the powerhouse, intake and spillway for Canada's 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydropower plant .

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    Wed, 28 Dec 2016

  5. Itaipu becomes first hydropower plant to break 100 TWh mark

    After breaking its own annual generation record earlier in December, Brazil's 14-GW Itaipu hydroelectric plant closed 2016 rewrote history again by breaking the 100 million MWh mark.  

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    Thu, 5 Jan 2017

  6. Duke gets go-ahead for upgrade of 65-MW Markland hydropower plant

    The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has approved a $152 million plan from Duke Energy Indiana to upgrade the 65-MW Markland hydroelectric plant.

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    Wed, 28 Dec 2016

  7. Study reveals effects of hydropower projects in China on Mekong River

    Operations of hydropower projects in China have caused major river flow changes to the Mekong River since 2011, according to research recently published by scientists with Aalto University in Finland.

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    Mon, 9 Jan 2017

  8. 6.6-MW Aba Samuel hydropower plant returned to Ethiopia following completion of work by Chinese

    The 6.6-MW Aba Samuel hydropower plant is now back in Ethiopian hands following the completion of a Chinese-led rehabilitation and handover ceremony this week.

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    Thu, 15 Dec 2016

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