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Manicougan plant
Paper company sells stake in hydro plant for US615 million
MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada -- Insolvent paper company AbitibiBowater will sell its share of the Manicouagan hydropower plant to a new joint venture.
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New Development
Video roundtable
Featured video of the week
Video: A panel of experts discusses the debate over climate change policy and its potential impact on the development of new hydropower projects.
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Hydropower swap
Companies swap hydropower assets in Sweden
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Swedish energy company Vattenfall and Germany’s E.ON agree to swap hydropower plants in northern Sweden.
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HydroVision International
HydroVision International call for papers still open
TULSA, Okla. -- The HydroVision International 2010 call for papers is open; submit abstracts before Oct. 30.
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Revelstoke turbine
Turbine completes long journey to Canada
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada -- A 188-ton turbine ordered by BC Hydro has completed its 7,450-mile trek from Brazil to Revelstoke Dam in Canada.
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Technology & Equipment
Final phase of Blenheim-Gilboa rehab project begins
NORTH BLENHEIM, N.Y. -- New York Power Authority said it has entered the final phase of modernizing the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped-Storage project.
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Cost of Zambia hydro project increases
LUSAKA, Zambia -- The cost of expanding and upgrading the Kafue Gorge project on Zambia’s Kafue River are well above initial estimates.
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First phase of Maua hydro plant in Brazil complete
CURITIBA, Brazil – Brazilian utility Copel said the first construction phase of the 362-MW Maua plant is finished.
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Turbine
Equipment Innovations Improve Operations, Decrease Costs
At three hydro projects in Europe, owners have applied innovations and made modifications designed to make the best use of turbines.
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In Focus
ESB awards rehab contract for Cliff project
DUBLIN, Ireland -- Irish utility ESB Power Generation has awarded a contract to Quartzelec Ltd. to refurbish a 330-KW house hydro set at the Cliff hydropower plant on the Erne River.
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Tech Briefs: USSD releases white paper on rock scour of dam foundations
The U.S. Society on Dams (USSD) announces availability of a white paper, “Rock Scour of Dam Foundations.”
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HydroWorld Index
HydroWorld Index makes debut
TULSA, Okla. -- HydroWorld.com has launched a new tool for tracking the financial health of the hydropower industry.
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