Switzerland and France sign hydroelectric dam agreement.

Switzerland and France sign hydroelectric dam agreement.

Swiss and French authorities have agreed to adopt regulations aimed at improving the joint management of three hydroelectric dams on the Doubs River, which flows between the two countries. The goal: to reduce the mortality of fish species affected by the dams’ operation. Benoît Revaz, director of Switzerland’s Federal Office of Energy, and Raphaël Bartolt, […]

Heads roll over extremely high reward for legal services in Gabčíkovo.

Heads roll over extremely high reward for legal services in Gabčíkovo.

PM Fico called the reward disgusting Economy Minister Peter Žiga, has sacked the complete Supervisory Board of MH Manažment over the case of the reward for Radomír Bžán’s law firm for the victory in the international arbitration over the Gabčíkovo hydropower plant. The company signed a contract for remuneration of €77.6 million with the aforementioned […]

Wood Group completes acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler.

Wood Group completes acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler.

Wood Group has completed its acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler, and the new company will be called Wood. “This transformational acquisition creates a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets,” said Robin Watson, Wood Group chief executive. “Wood is better placed to serve customers than ever […]

2-MW Loch Eilde Mor small hydropower scheme commissioned in Scotland.

2-MW Loch Eilde Mor small hydropower scheme commissioned in Scotland.

The £13.6 million (US$17.9 million) 2-MW Loch Eilde Mor high head run-of-river hydropower scheme located at Kinlochleven on the River Leven in the Scottish Highlands has been commissioned. The Loch Eilde Mor project features a 2-MW triple-jet horizontal Pelton turbine manufactured and supplied by Germany-based Kössler GmbH & Co. KG. Additional components of the project include: a […]

Modern trap and transport facilities to be commissioned at Fortum’s Montta hydropower plant on River Oulujoki.

Modern trap and transport facilities to be commissioned at Fortum’s Montta hydropower plant on River Oulujoki.

The regular trap and transport of salmon and trout in the River Oulujoki is set to begin. Finland’s first modern trap and transport facilities will be taken into use in Montta on the River Oulujoki on Saturday, 26 August 2017. The trap and transport facilities are a new solution to strengthen the population of migrating […]

Moldova criticizes Ukrainian projects of hydroelectric power stations.

Moldova criticizes Ukrainian projects of hydroelectric power stations.

The intention of Ukraine to build the range of the hydroelectric power stations at Dniester River that will become the part of the united Dniester hydroelectric complex is the stumbling block in the relations between Kyiv and Kishinev as AVA.MD explained in the article. ‘The Prime Minister of Moldova Pavel Filip and the Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman […]

Mitsui to sell First Hydro stake.

Mitsui to sell First Hydro stake.

Mitsui & Co has agreed a deal to sell its stake in First Hydro, the company which operates the Ffestiniog and Dinorwig pumped storage power stations in North Wales. First Hydro is wholly owned by IPM Holdings (UK), a joint venture between Mitsui and ENGIE. Its power stations provide back-up capacity to the National Grid […]

Water shortage saps Verbund profit as hydropower hit.

Water shortage saps Verbund profit as hydropower hit.

Austrian energy group Verbund said its second-quarter core profit fell 20 percent, more than expected, mainly due to low water supply, which led to a fall in hydropower, and lower earnings in its grid unit. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) fell to 188.4 million euros ($220.97 million) in the three months through […]

Seven steps to boost hydro in France identified in white paper.

Seven steps to boost hydro in France identified in white paper.

Seven steps that could boost the hydropower sector in France have been identified in a white paper commissioned by three French energy associations, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has reported. The paper – Hydropower at the crossroads: giving new momentum to the number one renewable energy – was published in late June by the Union Francaise de […]

EIB earmarks US$4 million for rehabilitation at hydropower plants in Georgia.

EIB earmarks US$4 million for rehabilitation at hydropower plants in Georgia.

As part of a US$285 million loan package to Georgia, the European Investment Bank (EIB) earmarked $4 million of the funds for application to rehabilitation at two hydropower projects in the former Soviet state, according to an EIB press release today. Engurhesi Ltd. (Engurhesi) is the state-owned company responsible for operating the facilities; the 1,250-MW […]

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