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Turbine
Alstom to supply turbines for Angostura hydro project in Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chilean utility Colbun signs a US123 million contract with France's Alstom for three turbines for the Angostura hydropower project being developed in Chile. For more information, click here.
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New Development
HydroVision International
HydroVision pre-conference briefings focus on greenhouse gas emissions, hydro sustainability
TULSA, Okla. -- Briefings geared toward addressing important issues related to greenhouse gas emissions and hydro sustainability are among the events offered in advance of the upcoming HydroVision International Conference and Exhibition in North Carolina.
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Linda Church Ciocci
Featured video of the week
Video: An interview with NHA Executive Director Linda Church Ciocci.
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Rodund powerhouse
Voith Hydro wins equipment contract for Rodund II hydro plant rehab
HEIDENHEIM, Germany -- Voith Hydro has won a contract to supply equipment to rehabilitate the Rodund II hydropower plant in Austria, which was damaged during a fire last summer, Voith announces.
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Small hydropower project approved in Scotland
EDINBURGH, Scotland -- The Scottish Government approves a small hydropower project to be developed by RWE npower renewables in Scotland. For more information, click here.
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Technology & Equipment
China Southern Power Grid to develop power grid, hydro project in Laos
SHANGHAI, China -- China Southern Power Grid reaches agreements with the government of Laos to build a national power grid and a hydropower project in the country, wire services reported.
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Ngan Truoi dam and hydro project reservoir contract awarded to Cavico Mining
HANOI, Vietnam -- Cavico Corp. announces that its majority owned subsidiary, Cavico Mining, will build Portal No. 2 at the reservoir of the Ngan Truoi Irrigation Dam and hydro project in the Ha Tinh province of Vietnam.
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G.M. Shrum unit
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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More Technology and Equipment
Norcan wins Bracebridge Hydro contract

In Focus
U.S. awards Lower Granite hydro project generator rewind contract to Alstom
WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards Alstom Power Inc. a US2.18 million contract to rewind main generator Unit 3 at the 810-MW Lower Granite hydroelectric project on the Snake River in Washington. For more information, click here.
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R&D Forum: Research finds effects on performance of seepage barriers
Researchers have identified four erosion mechanisms with potential to affect performance of seepage barriers in dams.
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Signing agreement
California utilities agree to host HydroVision International 2011
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento Municipal Utility District and the California Department of Water Resources agree to be the official host utilities for HydroVision International 2011, scheduled July 19-22, 2011, in Sacramento, Calif. For more information, click here.
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