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Emerson Ovation technology to modernise Salto Grande
24 September, 2020
Emerson has been contracted by the Salto Grande Mixed Technical Commission...
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Andritz to modernise Sobradinho plant, Brazil
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 by Andritz is to perform the complete modernization and digitalization of the 1050MW Sobradinho hydropower plant on the São Francisco river, Bahia state, Brazil, after signing a...

Solar project being developed at Batalha hydro plant, Brazil
Monday, February 17, 2020 by Tractebel has announced that it is working on a 15 hectare floating photovoltaic plant on the Batalha hydroelectric power plant reservoir in Paracatu, Minas Gerais.

ABB to upgrade Copel hydroelectric power plant in Brazil
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by ABB has won a US$2.5 million contract from Copel to upgrade the 1240MW Governador José Richa hydropower plant (previously Salto Caxias) on the Iguazu River in the Brazilian State of Paraná.

Brazilian Police announce criminal charges following tailings dam disaster
Monday, September 23, 2019 by Mining giant Vale and German safety firm Tüv Süd are reportedly facing criminal charges following the deadly collapse of a tailings dam at Feijão mine in the city of Brumadinho,...

Baixo Iguaçu hydroelectric power plant inaugurated in Brazil
Saturday, May 25, 2019 by Iberdrola, through its Brazilian affiliate Neoenergia, has officially opened the 350MW Baixo Iguaçu hydroelectric power plant in Brazil.

Reventazón hydropower plant awarded the IHA’s Blue Planet Prize
Friday, May 17, 2019 by The Reventazón Hydropower Plant in Costa Rica has been named the winner of the 2019 IHA Blue Planet Prize, a prestigious award which recognises excellence in sustainable...

Vale provides an update on situation in Brumadinho
Friday, February 01, 2019 by Ninety-nine people have now been confirmed killed with a further 259 people missing following the collapse last Friday of Dam I of the Córrego do Feijão mine in the city of...

Vale presents plan to decommission tailings dams
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by Brazilian mining firm Vale has presented a plan to Brazilian authorities that would see the company decommission all tailings dams built to the same method as the dam that failed...

Arrests following dam breach in Brazil
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 by Three employers of mining firm Vale have been arrested alongside two contractors working for the firm following the fatal breach on Friday of Dam I of the Córrego do Feijão mine, in...

Rescue work continues in Brazil as fatalities rise following tailings dam collapse
Monday, January 28, 2019 by At least 58 people have been killed and many more still missing following the collapse of Dam 1 of the Córrego do Feijão mine in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais state, with operator Vale...

ABB in deal to improve power supply and reliability in Brazil
Thursday, November 15, 2018 by ABB has signed a $20 million contract with Furnas – Centrais Elétricas S.A. that will boost transmission capacity and improve power quality for electricity consumers in Southeast...

Recovery works underway following tunnel collapses at Ituango.
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 by There has been a total blockage of the diversion tunnel at the 2400MW Ituango hydroelectric project in Colombia, EPM has confirmed, with the utility and contracted firms working...

Reventazón out of operation for three months, says ICE
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 by The 305.5MW Reventazón project in Costa Rica will be out of operation for three months while repairs are carried out, the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) has clarified.

Kinross acquires Brazilian hydro plants
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by Kinross Gold Corporation’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Kinross Brasil Mineraçao, has agreed to acquire two hydroelectric power plants in Brazil from a subsidiary of Gerdau SA for...

Argentina looking to new hydro
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by Plans for new hydropower development in Argentina totaling over 18GW are to be unveiled by the end of this year, newswires have reported.

Record-breaking 2016 for Itaipu hydro plant, plans unveiled to ensure future operation
Thursday, January 26, 2017 by The Itaipu hydroelectric plant on the Brazil, Paraguay border ended 2016 with a historic production of 103,098,366MWh – a new world record in annual generation, Itaipu Binacional...

BNDES loans funds for Enel’s Apiacas project
Monday, January 09, 2017 by The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) has signed a 373 million Brazilian reais (US$115 million) loan agreement with Enel Group to cover part of the investment required to build...

1800MW Teles Pires plant commissioned in Brazil
Tuesday, September 06, 2016 by Iberdrola has announced the 1800MW Teles Pires hydropower plant in the Amazon Forest in Brazil is now fully operational, with the company having completed the project in a record time...

Endesa Chile drops water rights for Chilean hydro plants
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 by Endesa Chile has given up the water rights to six hydropower plants in Chile, which the company says have been identified as being unviable.

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