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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.

Tapajos dam plans rejected by IBAMA
Friday, August 12, 2016 by Brazil’s Federal Environmental Agency (IBAMA) has officially announced the cancellation of licences for the 8000MW São Luiz do Tapajós dam project in the Amazon over concerns...

Brazilian bank to support small hydro growth
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 by Brazil's Far South Regional Development Bank (BRDE) is helping to support the growth of small hydro in country after signing a cooperation agreement with hydropower association ABRAPCH...

Seven face charges over Samarco dam disaster
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 by Six executives from mining company Samarco, including president Ricardo Vescovi, together with one contractor, are to be charged with homicide following the fatal dam breach at...

New contracts for Andritz in Latin America
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 by Andritz Hydro is modernise and equip three hydropower projects in Brazil and Nicaragua in contracts valued at EUR 70 million.

Go ahead given to increase cost of Brazilian hydro
Saturday, November 28, 2015 by Owners of Brazilian hydropower plants will be permitted to raise electricity charges to their customers if production falls due to the country’s persistent drought.

Waneta Expansion connects to grid
Friday, June 12, 2015 by The Waneta Expansion Project near Trail, British Columbia, has been connected to the BC Hydro grid by developer The Waneta Expansion Limited Partnership (WELP) - a JV between Fortis...

Agreements signed for marine energy R&D center in Chile
Friday, June 12, 2015 by Development of a marine energy research and development centre in Chile took a major step forward this week with the signing of a joint agreement in Paris.

Brazil and Bolivia planning new dam
Monday, April 27, 2015 by The Brazilian and Bolivian governments are in discussions for the development of a new 3GW hydroelectric dam on Bolivia’s section of the Madeira River, newswires have reported.

320 ton runner on its way to Belo Monte, Brazil
Monday, January 19, 2015 by Voith Hydro has announced that the largest runner it has ever produced in Latin America was this week shipped to the Belo Monte hydropower project in Brazil.

EDF takes majority stake in Sinop dam, Brazil
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by EDF has acquired a 51% stake in Sinop Energy Company, the company responsible for constructing and operating the 400MW Sinop hydroelectric dam in Brazil.

Tunnel collapse at Coca Coda Sinclair kills 13
Monday, December 15, 2014 by A tunnel collapse at the Coca Coda Sinclair hydroelectric project in Ecuador's Amazonian region has killed 13 workers and injured a further 12.

World’s longest power transmission link commissioned
Thursday, August 28, 2014 by Power and automation technology group ABB has announced it has successfully commissioned the longest transmission link in the world, developed to bring electricity from two...

Chile’s HidroAysen needs reformulating, says Enel CEO
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by Plans for the 2750MW HidroAysen project in Chile’s Patagonia region need to be restructured or reformulated if the project is to go ahead, Enel CEO Francesco Starace told reporters...

SediCon sluicers to be used on Coca Codo Sinclair project, Ecuador
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 by Sedicon is to supply the sediment removal equipment for the desanders at the 1500 MW Coca Codo Sinclair project in Ecuador after signing a contract with EPC contractor Sinohydro.

Studies to investigate feasibility of hydro in Guyana
Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Guyana and Brazil have agreed to jointly study the hydropower potential of the Upper and Middle Mazaruni areas in Guyana.

Alstom to provide new units to Santo Antonio, Brazil
Monday, December 09, 2013 by Alstom is to supply additional equipment to the Santo Antonio hydro plant in Brazil in a contract worth around €80M.

Mott MacDonald to monitor construction of Chaglla project, Perú
Friday, December 06, 2013 by Mott MacDonald has been appointed by The Bank of New York Mellon as independent engineer to monitor construction of the US$1.2B Chaglla hydroelectric power generation project in Perú.

Tacares project inaugurated in Costa Rica
Thursday, November 28, 2013 by STE Energy, part of the Sorgent.e Group, has announced the refurbished Tacares hydroelectric project has been officially inaugurated in Costa Rica, in a ceremony attended by...

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