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HRW 2010-2011 Worldwide Buyer’s Guide

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Hydropower capacity
Hydropower in the U.S. has potential to quadruple capacity, Navigant Consulting director says
AUSTIN, Texas -- Hydropower's total capacity has potential to reach four times its current amount in the United States, with job creation expanding exponentially as well, Navigant Consulting's managing director tells HydroWorld.com.
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Belo Monte cost
Belo Monte project cost climbs due to added environmental measures
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- The cost of constructing the Belo Monte hydro project in Brazil's Amazon jumps US2 billion because of new environmental measures. For more information, click here.
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Featured video of the week
Video: An interview with Ludeca Inc. engineer Daus Studenberg
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Venda Nova Dam
Portugal utility awards contract for pumped-storage project civil construction
LISBON, Portugal -- Energias de Portugal (EDP) awards Reforco de Potencia da Barragem de Venda Nova III - ACE a 131 million euro (US179 million) contract for civil construction of the 435-MW Venda Nova 3 pumped-storage hydro project in Portugal. For more information, click here.
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Brazil's Estreito hydro project ahead of schedule for launch of operations
BRASILIA, Brazil -- Brazil's 1,087-MW Estreito hydro plant will launch commercial operations earlier than expected, a spokesperson at the mines and energy ministry reports. For more information, click here.
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Technology & Equipment
Government of Pakistan plans hydro project building campaign
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan's Ministry of Water and Power announces plans to launch a hydro project construction campaign to help the country strengthen its power supply capabilities.
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Poyry wins site supervision contract for hydro projects in Albania
VANTAA, Finland -- Global consulting and engineering firm Poyry has been awarded the site supervision contract for the Ashta run-of-river hydropower plants in Albania by Energji Ashta Shpk, a subsidiary of Verbund International.
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Hydraulic turbine
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
U.S. awards ABB exciter contract for Grand Coulee hydropower project
GRAND COULEE, Wash. -- The Bureau of Reclamation awards ABB Inc. a US16,973,385 contract to replace excitation systems of six generating units undergoing overhaul in the Third Power Plant at the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee project. For more information, click here.
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Tech Briefs: Ontario releases atlas of available waterpower sites
The government of Ontario, Canada, announces availability of its Internet-based Waterpower Resource Atlas. This mapping tool illustrates waterpower potential in the province and identifies promising sites for future development.
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Online Buyers’ Guide
The HydroWorld Online Buyers’ Guide is available at www.hydroworld.com. This online business resource allows users to perform general text searches and to search by product, service, or company name to access contact information and details for individual companies. A “Compare” function allows users to view multiple companies’ Buyers’ Guide profiles side by side. To check out the new online buyers' guide, click here.
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