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Proposed Quebec water diversion includes 11 hydro plants, 3,000 MW
MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada -- A report by an independent institute proposes diverting flood waters from three northern Quebec rivers to generate 14 terawatt-hours annually at 11 hydro plants and to sell 25 billion cubic meters of water each year.
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Korea firm top bidder to study Ecuador’s 4,000-MW Zamora complex
QUITO, Ecuador -- Ecuadoran energy officials named Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd. the highest ranking bidder of seven groups that submitted proposals to perform studies and detailed design of the 4,000-MW Zamora hydroelectric complex on Ecuador’s Zamora and Namangoza rivers.
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HydroVision Russia announces call for abstracts
MOSCOW, Russia -- PennWell Corporation, organizer of the HydroVision Russia conference and exhibition, is accepting abstracts for the Technical Papers program.
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Marine Current Turbines wins U.K. renewables support
BRISTOL, United Kingdom -- The SeaGen tidal energy system developed by Marine Current Turbines has been named the first marine energy project to qualify for the United Kingdom's support for renewable energy.
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Groundbreaking set for first of five Ohio River hydro plants
COLUMBUS, Ohio, U.S. -- American Municipal Power Inc. is to break ground on the first of five Ohio River hydropower plants on Aug. 5 near Hawesville, Ky.
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Technology & Equipment
Foundation laid for 38.5-MW addition to 105-MW Iffezheim on Rhine
IFFEZHEIM, Germany -- German utility EnBW laid the foundation stone July 20 for an expansion of the 105-MW Iffezheim hydroelectric project to make it the largest hydro plant on the Rhine River.
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Combating Silt Erosion in Hydraulic Turbines
Silt erosion of the hydraulic turbines is typically controlled by upstream settling chambers and turbine protective coatings; however, further work is needed to better predict and control silt erosion.
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In Focus
IHC Merwede, PRUFTECHNIK partner in vibration measurement
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- IHC Merwede and PRUFTECHNIK have formed a vibration measurement partnership to advance condition monitoring of dredgers.
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Canadian Hydro Developers board rejects TransAlta takeover bid
CALGARY, Alberta, Canada -- The board of Canadian Hydro Developers Inc. issued a statement July 23, soundly rejecting a takeover bid by wholesale power producer TransAlta Corp.
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