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9 September 2010

Hydro One raises $480m from bond issue

Canadian hydroelectricity company Hydro One has raised CAN$500m ($480m) from selling debt bonds.

8 September 2010

Fort Chicago acquires Enmax hydroelectric portfolio

Energy infrastructure operator Fort Chicago Energy Partners has entered into agreements to acquire Canadian energy company Enmax’s portfolio of river run hydroelectric facilities and development projects in British Columbia, Canada for CAN$114.9m ($109.6m).

7 September 2010

Hydro Group expands capacity to meet orders

Scotland-based Hydro group, which manufactures underwater cables and other deep-sea equipment, is spending £500,000 on new facilities after turning down 20 per cent of its orders last year.

6 September 2010

World’s largest wave energy testing device completes critical milestone

The £42m South West Regional Development Agency’s (RDA) marine energy testing hub has reached another crucial milestone in its development, after technical issues delayed the project last month.

3 September 2010

Insituform Technologies secures $5.9m wastewater pipeline rehabilitation contract from Calgary City

Wastewater company Insituform Technologies has been awarded a $5.9m wastewater pipeline contract from the city of Calgary in the Canadian province of Alberta.

2 September 2010

Nautricity completes first equity fundraising, secures CoRMaT licence

Scotland-headquartered developer of innovative tidal energy technology Nautricity has completed its first equity investment funding round.

2 September 2010

Wastewater treatment company Biowater launches US office

Norway-headquartered biological water and wastewater treatment company Biowater Technology has opened a US office in Cumberland in Rhode Island.

2 September 2010

SNM Global leverages market value on small hydro acquisitions

SNM Global has launched the first seven small and micro hydroelectricity development projects from its recent technology acquisitions in preparation for commercialisation and international distribution through a network of global partners.

31 August 2010

Voltea raises €3.6m to commercialise ‘green’ water desalination technology

Unilever-backed advanced water desalination start-up Voltea has completed a €3.6m financing round to support the commercial roll-out of its breakthrough capacitive deionisation (CapDI) technology.

31 August 2010

Aqua Resources Fund ends H1 2010 on share price low, recent recovery

Aqua Resources Fund, the closed-ended investment scheme managed by FourWinds Capital, said it will deploy its remaining capital into bolt-on investment opportunities to strengthen its existing portfolio, after its share price at the close of the first half of the year was at its lowest level since the fund’s inception.

27 August 2010

Alcoa upgrades Tapoca hydro project

Power company Alcoa has begun a $110m modernisation project at one of four hydroelectric dams that make up Alcoa Power Generating’s 360MW Tapoco Project.

27 August 2010

Forestry Commission partners with Green Highland Renewables for Scottish hydro projects

The Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) has finalised arrangements with Green Highland Renewables to develop small-scale hydro projects on the National Forest Estate in the north-west Highlands, Scotland.

27 August 2010

Norsk Hydro outsources applications to Accenture

Renewable energy and aluminum company Norsk Hydro has awarded a three-year application outsourcing contract to global management consultancy Accenture.

27 August 2010

DECC publishes plans to license undersea CO2 storage

The UK government has published plans on how it will license the storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) under the sea bed, following responses to its recent consultation on the geological storage of the gas.

26 August 2010

Hydro leads China’s renewables plan

China will construct 100GW of hydropower in the next decade, head of the country's National Energy Administration Zhang Guobao announced yesterday, forming a majority of Beijing's non fossil-fuel 2020 energy targets.

24 August 2010

Global marine test centre EMEC expands capacity by a third

A flagship test centre for wave and tidal energy machines, the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), has increased its capacity by a third in a £5m expansion.

23 August 2010

Wind turbine services market to grow to more than $150m in Australia and New Zealand

The wind turbine services market in Australia and New Zealand is expected to reach $152.9m in 2016, with new installations enhancing the prospects for original equipment manufacturers.

20 August 2010

Pure Technologies buys Emerald-backed Pressure Pipe Inspection Company

Wastewater-focused Pressure Pipe Inspection Company (PPIC), which is backed by cleantech investor Emerald Technology Ventures, has been sold to Pure Technologies for up to CAN$34.9m ($33.26m) in cash and common stock.

18 August 2010

Largest ocean energy device in the US supplies energy to grid

Tidal energy project developer Ocean Renewable Power Company’s (ORPC) Beta Power System in Maine, which it said is the largest ocean energy generator ever installed in US waters, has successfully generated grid-compatible power.

18 August 2010

Tidal turbine developer Hammerfest Strøm secures investment from Andritz Hydro

KPMG Corporate Finance has helped secure a multi-million investment for tidal turbine developer Hammerfest Strøm from hydropower company Andritz Hydro, the value of which has not been disclosed.

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