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Laos pushes ahead with Xayaburi Dam
Work re-starts on US$ 3.5 billion Mekong River hydropower project, despite continued concerns from Neighbouring countries over environmental impacts.
Ten towers on Brazilian dam
Brazil's Santo Antonio dam is under construction by the Madeira Energia consortium using a fleet of 10 Liebherr tower cranes
Hydroelectric contracts worth US$ 353 million awarded in Malaysia
Malaysian power utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad has awarded three construction contracts for the Hulu Terengganu Hydroelectric project.
Nam Theun 2 project inaugurated
Record-breaking hydro-electric project in Laos officially opened
IDB loan to restore & upgrade Venezuela’s Guri hydro plant
US$ 700 million will help add 795 MW of capacity to the world’s third largest hydroelectricity plant.
Feasibility study finds against UK’s Severn barrage
Cost-effectiveness and environmental concerns thwart € 38.8 billion tidal energy scheme.
Hoover Dam hits 75
It is 75 years since the Hoover Dam was dedicated by US president Franklin Roosevelt.
Contractor sells stake in NT2 hydropower scheme
Italian-Thai Development has sold its 15% stake in the Nam Theun 2 scheme in Laos, one of largest hydropower schemes in south-east Asia.
Belo Monte concession contract signed
Construction of US$ 10.9 billion hydroelectric project gets the go-ahead.
Vertical work - ALH takes the mast climber market's temperature
Lindsey Anderson takes the temperature of the mast climber market across North America
Fraco goes to work on slanted, 220-foot dam
Canadian mast climbing manufacturer Fraco Products faced a difficult challenge installing masts on a tilted dam face.
Bidding on Belo Monte Dam suspended
A Brazilian federal court judge has suspended bidding for the construction and operation of the Belo Monte Dam on the Xingu River in the Amazon.
Bidder pulls out of Belo Monte dam
Only one consortium left in the running for the US$ 10.7 billion hydroelectric power project.
Tender date set for Belo Monte Dam
The tender deadline for the concession contract regarding construction and operation of Brazil’s Belo Monte dam has been confirmed as 20 April 2010 by the Brazilian Mines and Energy Ministry.
Brazil's Belo Monte dam given environmental licence
Controversial Belo Monte dam given environmental licence paving the way for the start of the tendering process.
Columbian HEP for Impregilo
An Impregilo led consortium has won the contract to construct a hydroelectric power (HEP) plant on the river Sogamoso in north-western Columbia, about 40 km from the city of Bucaramanga.
Final Panama Canal contract awarded
A consortium of Spain’s FCC, Mexico’s ICA and Costa Rica’s Meco has won the final Panama Canal dry-excavation contract with a US$ 267.8 million bid.
BSP supplies "heavy weights" for New Orleans' surge barrier
BSP supplies two heavy-duty hydraulic piling for construction of New Orleans' surge barrier
Clean power - Richard High reports from Chile's 158 MW La Confluencia HEP
With low fossil fuel reserves and an increasing reliance on imported natural gas the Chilean government is expanding its hydro-electric power (HEP) generating capabilities. One of the largest projects currently under construction is the US$ 350 million, 158 MW La Confluencia. Richard High reports.
IDB approves loan for Bolivia's Misicuni HEP project
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved loans totalling US$ 106 for Bolivia's Misicuni hydroelectric power (HEP) project
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