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Brayman Construction appoints Piedimonte president and COO

10/24/2014

Frank A. Piedimonte, P.E., is now president and chief operating officer of heavy civil and geotechnical contractor Brayman Construction Corp. 

Venezuela names Dongfang to refurbish six units at 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

10/24/2014

Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) has awarded a contract to Dongfang Electric Machinery Co. Ltd. of China for comprehensive modernization of six turbine-generators in Powerhouse 1 of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project on Venezuela's Caroni River.

Corps invites registration for Little Rock District industry days for hydro, other work

10/23/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District invites registration to attend fiscal year 2015 industry days to talk with contractors about work on its facilities and hydropower projects.

Grand Rapids Hydro Project

Canada utility seeks engineering for fire protection systems at 479-MW Grand Rapids hydro project

10/22/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to serve as advocate engineer for design of fire protection systems for the 479-MW Grand Rapids hydroelectric project in Manitoba. 

Mozambique

Mozambique approves negotiations for 1,000-MW Chemba hydro project

10/22/2014

Mozambique's Council of Ministers has approved a resolution authorizing negotiations toward construction of the 1,000-MW Chemba hydroelectric project on the Zambezi River in central Mozambique. 

BC Hydro upgrades canal, replaces switchgear at two hydro projects

10/21/2014

BC Hydro crews have drained Kootenay Canal in order to upgrade the canal lining at the 572.2-MW Kootenay Canal hydroelectric project in British Columbia. 

FERC names dam safety geotechnical engineering consultant

10/16/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has awarded a contract worth a maximum of $850,000 for a geotechnical engineering consultant to FERC's Division of Dam Safety and Inspections.

Canada, B.C. agencies grant environmental approvals to 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

10/16/2014

Environment Canada and the environment and forestry ministers of British Columbia have granted final environmental approvals for BC Hydro to construct the 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

Austria utility completes rehabilitation of 12.62-MW Opponitz hydropower project

10/16/2014

Vienna utility Wien Energie GmbH has completed rehabilitation of the 90-year-old, 12.62-MW Opponitz hydroelectric project on Austria's Ybbs River.

Whitepapers

Replacement Options for Penstocks

Many wood stave penstocks installed in the last century are approaching the end of their safe, reliable, and useful service life. Once leakage surpasses the ability of typical maintenance to m...

ITAIPU HPP: Energy Production with High Performance

This article describes the journey of the ITAIPU Binacional Hydroelectric Power Plant in establishing a new world record in electrical energy production for two consecutive years in 2012 and 2...

Dam Safety

Canada utility seeks engineering for fire protection systems at 479-MW Grand Rapids hydro project

10/22/2014 Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to serve as advocate engineer...

FERC names dam safety geotechnical engineering consultant

10/16/2014 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has awarded a contract worth a ...

Dam Design & Construction

Corps invites registration for Little Rock District industry days for hydro, other work

10/23/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District invites registrat...

Mozambique approves negotiations for 1,000-MW Chemba hydro project

10/22/2014 Mozambique's Council of Ministers has approved a resolution authorizing ...

Canals, Tunnels & Penstocks

BC Hydro upgrades canal, replaces switchgear at two hydro projects

10/21/2014 BC Hydro crews have drained Kootenay Canal in order to upgrade the canal...

Austria utility completes rehabilitation of 12.62-MW Opponitz hydropower project

10/16/2014 Vienna utility Wien Energie GmbH has completed rehabilitation of the 90-...

Underwater Work

Venezuela names Dongfang to refurbish six units at 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

10/24/2014 Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) has aw...

Using an ROV to Repair a Leaking Surge Shaft

10/10/2014 Excess seepage revealed during routine monitoring of the 1,020 MW Tala p...


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