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Hydro Tasmania to pull its personnel out of Sarawak

Hydro Tasmania will pull its personnel out of the Malaysian state of Sarawak by the end of 2013, the company’s chief executive promised an indigenous delegation Monday. The indigenous leaders are touring Australia to demand that the Tasmanian government corporation stop participating in Sarawak’s plans to dam most of the state’s rivers. Hydro Tasmania is a dams operator and consultancy firm owned by the gov ...

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India interested in Belarus investment

An Indian company is interested in investment projects to construct three hydropower plants in Belarus. The projects are estimated at about $90 million, Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of Belarus Andrei Savinykh told reporters on 6 December. The matter will be discussed during the visit of an Indian business delegation to Belarus on 12-15 December. The delegation will be led by Chairman of SMS Internatio ...

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Energy World International eyes hydro opportunity in the Philippines

Energy World International Ltd. of Australia is expanding its portfolio of projects in the Philippines to include a hydropower plant with a capacity of up to 140 megawatts and a 200-MW wind farm, a company official said over the weekend. Eduardo Rodriguez, Energy World country manager and former Quezon governor, told reporters aside from a liquefied natural gas terminal now under construction, the company w ...

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Hydro Repair work moving steadily

Cortlandt Town officials say progress is being made in repairs to the Furnace Dock Lake Dam. Town officials will likely vote at the Dec. 11 Town Board meeting to allow the town Engineering Office to seek bids for the project. Town engineers then have about a month of prep work, during which they expect a permit to begin work from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Cortlandt officia ...

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GVK get approval for Rattle Hydro Project in India

India's proposed 850-MW Rattle hydropower project has been awarded environmental approval by the Apex Committee of the Union Ministry of Environment in Dehli, HydroWorld.com has learned. The Rattle hydroelectric plant, to be constructed under a build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) arrangement in India's mountainous Jammu and Kashmir state, will be constructed by GVK Power Infrastructure Limited. The proj ...

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Vietnamese MOIT reject 117 project proposals since 2009

Minister of Industry and Trade (MoIT) Minister Vu Huy Hoang last week told the National Assembly's Q&A session that the MoIT and local authorities since late 2009 had rejected 117 substandard hydropower projects "All projects having heavy impacts on the environment and people's life will be removed. The inspection of many other projects, which are either operational or under construction and planning, w ...

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Chinese hydro projects to resume, according to the NDRC

Hydropower projects shelved in response to environmental concerns and community relocation issues last year have resumed in recent months in western China. But the bulk of the nation's planned hydroelectric dam projects are still on hold due to nagging cost gaps between hydro and traditional thermal power plants. Hydroelectric dams are expensive to build, and the industry says hydropower tariffs are too low ...

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High Tajik officials discussed plans to develop hydro-power

Prime Minister Akil Akilov November 28 chaired a working meeting of relevant ministers and agency directors to discuss issues related to design and construction of small and mid-sized hydro-power stations, News.tj reported November 28, quoting a source in Akilov’s secretariat. Akilov gave the conferees specific instructions to accelerate work on hydro-power stations presently under construction, as well as ...

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Vientiane says sorry for broken Xayaburi ground

The dam's redesign is touted as a fix for widespread environmental concerns, but only the project's financial backers appear convinced. Bhuddhist monks led almsgiving and chanting in the Lao valley, where the dam will soon form a concrete barrier across the mainstream Mekong River. The monks were begging forgiveness from mother nature. Construction of the dam has drawn strong local and international opposit ...

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Norway can help Pakistan with hydro projects

Norwegian Ambassador to Pakistan Cecilie Landsverk has said that Pakistan is on the priority list of Norway with special focus on trade and investment and energy. The ambassador was talking to LCCI President Farooq Iftikhar here at Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. LCCI Senior Vice President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, Vice President Mian Abuzar Shad, former Presidents Bashir A Baksh, Mian Misbahur Rehman, f ...

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