Spanish utility Iberdrola S.A., French energy company Total S.A., and Anglo-American wave power developer Ocean Power Technologies have taken the first step in a joint venture to begin deployment of wave energy generators off the coasts of Spain and, eventually, France.
The Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop automated flood forecasting technologies for modernization of Russia's National Hydrometeorological System.
Utility Energias de Portugal invites applications for pre-qualification to rehabilitate gates and their control equipment at the 80-MW Belver hydroelectric project.
Nine international banks have joined a European lender's arrangement to provide 6.3 billion rubles (US$240 million) to Russian hydropower company HydroOGK for rehabilitation of the 10,000-MW Volga-Kama hydropower cascade.
Fortum Generation AB invites applications for pre-qualification to renovate and upgrade a turbine-generator at the 70-MW Langstrommen hydroelectric project in Ljusnan on Sweden's Ljusnan River.
Russian hydropower company HydroOGK plans to seek proposals for rehabilitation of the 10,000-MW Volga-Kama hydropower cascade.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development seeks expressions of interest from consultants for an energy efficiency and renewables program that includes small hydro.
Sjofossen Energi AS has awarded a contract to Norwegian builder Veidekke Entreprenor AS to build the 9-MW Reinskar hydroelectric project at Sundsfjord in Nordland, Norway.
With three units of the 1,270-MW Enguri Dam rehabilitated and operating, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is considering further support to fully restore Enguri, the primary source of power in Georgia.
Consultants are invited to submit applications for pre-qualification to implement or monitor a renewable energy and energy efficiency program for Southeast Europe that includes small hydropower.