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Francis turbine
Voith Hydro wins turbine contract for G.M. Shrum hydro project in Canada
HEIDENHEIM, Germany -- Provincial utility BC Hydro awards a contract to Voith Hydro in Montreal for the complete overhaul of five Francis turbine units for the Gordon M. Shrum hydropower plant, located near Hudson’s Hope, B.C. For more information, click here.
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New Development
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3,150-MW Santo Antonio hydro project in Brazil to launch in December 2011
BRASILIA, Brazil -- Santo Antonio Energia aims to launch commercial operations at the 3,150-MW Santo Antonio hydropower project in Brazil by December 2011.
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Mark Stover
Featured video of the week
Video: An interview with Mark Stover, Hydro Green Energy.
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Hammerfest Strom turbine
Marine hydro firm Hammerfest Strom awards tidal turbine construction contracts
OSLO, Norway -- ScottishPower Renewables' Managing Director Keith Anderson joins First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond in Oslo as Norway-based marine developer Hammerfest Strom announces contracts worth 4 million pounds (US6.2 million) to construct the first of its advanced HS1000 tidal power turbines in Scotland. For more information, click here.
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Mozambique approves 1,500-MW Mphanda Nkuwa hydropower project
MAPUTO, Mozambique -- Mozambique’s government approves construction of the US2 billion Mphanda Nkuwa hydropower project on the Zambezi River, with the project slated to begin construction in 2011.
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Technology & Equipment
South Korean, Thai firms plan hydropower project in Laos
SEOUL, South Korea -- A consortium of South Korean and Thai firms sign an agreement to build a 390-MW hydropower plant in Laos. For more information, click here.
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Gem Lake Dam
Geomembrane installed to control leakage at Gem Lake Dam
Installation of a geomembrane on the upstream surface of Gem Lake Dam has reduced seepage through the dam by as much as 90 percent over the past three years.
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In Focus
Mavel wins equipment contracts for South Korea small hydropower plants
BENESOV, Czech Republic -- Mavel, a.s. signs contracts to provide hydraulic design, turbines and related technology for five South Korea small hydro plants. Mavel is providing 11 turbines that will have an installed capacity of about 16.3 MW.
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Leading Edge: Oregon trust releases infrastructure study, offers wave grants
Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) announces release of the Wave Energy Infrastructure Assessment in Oregon, intended to assess infrastructure needs of ocean renewable energy in Oregon and compare them against the state's existing and planned infrastructure capabilities.
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