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Tunnel collapses at US$22.4 million Da Dang-Da Chromo hydroelectric project

12/17/2014

A tunnel collapse at the site of the US$22.4 million Da Dang-Da Chromo hydroelectric project on the Da Dang River in the province of Lam Dong, Vietnam, at 7 a.m. yesterday trapped 12 workers, according to local news sources onsite.

MWH Global appoints chief strategy officer

Smith named chief strategy officer for MWH Global

12/16/2014

David A. Smith is now chief strategy officer for MWH Global.

2014 NHA Annual Conference

2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference program available online now

12/16/2014

The conference program for the 2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference is now available online, giving industry members a sneak peek of everything the three-day event has to offer.

At least 13 killed by collapse at Ecuador's Coca Codo Sinclair hydropower plant

12/15/2014

At least 13 people are dead and a dozen injured following the collapse of a pressure well at Ecuador's 1,500-MW Coca Codo Sinclair hydropower project.

Harvesting wood from a hydro reservoir

An interesting hydro harvest

12/12/2014

One of the fun things about my job is looking at all of the interesting stories out there related to hydroelectric power.

U.S. seeks firms for bank stabilization at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam

12/11/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to stabilize the right bank of the American River about 1,000 feet downstream from 198.72-MW Folsom Dam in California.

Mozambique seeks Limpopo Basin water project, study of Mapai Dam

12/11/2014

Mozambique seeks firms for design and development of a large-scale water infrastructure project in the Limpopo River Basin as well as a feasibility study of a multi-purpose dam at Mapai in that basin.

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BC Hydro releases “best-in-class” plan for calculating earthquake hazards

12/10/2014

In a Dec. 5 announcement, British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (BC Hydro) said it now has a “best-in-class” method for calculating earthquake hazards for utilities and a “first-of-its-kind” model for application within the North American hydropower industry.  

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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...

Dam Safety

Tunnel collapses at US$22.4 million Da Dang-Da Chromo hydroelectric project

12/17/2014 A tunnel collapse at the site of the US$22.4 million Da Dang-Da Chromo h...

U.S. seeks firms for bank stabilization at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam

12/11/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to stab...

Dam Design & Construction

2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference program available online now

12/16/2014 The conference program for the 2015 National Hydropower Association Annu...

Mozambique seeks Limpopo Basin water project, study of Mapai Dam

12/11/2014 Mozambique seeks firms for design and development of a large-scale water...

Canals, Tunnels & Penstocks

At least 13 killed by collapse at Ecuador's Coca Codo Sinclair hydropower plant

12/15/2014 At least 13 people are dead and a dozen injured following the collapse o...

Attend a free webinar on rehabilitation of penstocks and structures vs. replacement

11/21/2014 Fibrwrap is hosting a free webinar, in conjunction with HydroWorld.com, ...

Underwater Work

U.S. seeks firms for dam safety drilling, grouting at Kentucky's Rough River Dam

11/06/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perf...

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...

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