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Zambia seeks consultants for multi-purpose dam planning, small dams design

07/31/2014

The government of Zambia invites expressions of interest to consolidate and update the nation's water resources development planning, to design construction and rehabilitation of at least 100 small dams, and to strengthen Zambia's hydro-meteorological monitoring network.

Jacobs Associates adds to hydroelectric power staff

07/31/2014

Underground design and construction management firm Jacobs Associates continues adding to its pool of hydroelectric power experts with the addition of Robert Filgas, PE, as a senior associate.

Canada utility seeks dam safety review of 55-MW McArthur Falls, 165-MW Seven Sisters

07/31/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to perform dam safety reviews of the 55-MW McArthur Falls and 165-MW Seven Sisters hydroelectric projects in Manitoba.

Niger seeks prime contractor, operational audit for 125-MW Kandadji Dam

07/29/2014

The government of Niger invites expressions of interest to serve as prime contractor and to perform an operational audit of the 125-MW Kandadji Dam hydroelectric project on the Niger River.

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Emagineered Solutions wins contract for Big Bend monolith joint repairs

07/23/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$559,000 contract to Emagineered Solutions Inc. for remedial waterstop repairs in the upstream monolith joints at the 494.3-MW Big Bend hydroelectric project.

John Hart Hydroelectric Plant

Replacement of Canada's John Hart hydroelectric plant now under way

07/23/2014

The replacement of the 126-MW John Hart hydroelectric plant has begun, following a ceremony that featured British Columbia's Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett.

Deploying an Ice Boom at Jenpeg Generating Station

07/21/2014

During the winter months, production of frazil ice upstream of Jenpeg Generating Station in northern Manitoba has been known to cause operational problems, including the blockage of powerhouse intakes.

Removing Dillsboro Dam: A Wise Decision

07/21/2014

It may seem counterintuitive to remove a dam that impounds water for an operating powerhouse, but for Duke Energy this decision avoided significant costs at its other hydro projects and eliminated lost generation resulting from the installation of bypass flow facilities.

CFD Modeling to Design a Fish Lift Entrance

07/21/2014

A three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics model of the tailrace at Milford Dam indicated there would be no areas approaching the entrance to the new fish lift where flow velocity prevented fish from entering the lift.

Dam Safety

Canada utility seeks dam safety review of 55-MW McArthur Falls, 165-MW Seven Sisters

07/31/2014 Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to perform dam safety reviews...

Emagineered Solutions wins contract for Big Bend monolith joint repairs

07/23/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$559,000 contract to Em...

Dam Design & Construction

Zambia seeks consultants for multi-purpose dam planning, small dams design

07/31/2014 The government of Zambia invites expressions of interest to consolidate ...

Jacobs Associates adds to hydroelectric power staff

07/31/2014 Underground design and construction management firm Jacobs Associates co...

Canals, Tunnels & Penstocks

Canada utility seeks engineering to refurbish Salmon River Dam

07/09/2014 Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids for engineering design services to ...

Mechanical Couplings Replace Welding at Canoe Creek

06/18/2014 With its lush greenery and old-growth trees, the Pacific Rim Rainforest ...

Underwater Work

Diving In: Creative Repair Solution at Horse Mesa Dam

07/21/2014 When a unit at Salt River Project's 129-MW Horse Mesa project suffered a...

Norway operator seeks trash rake, transformers, switchgear for 30-MW Ramfoss hydro project

07/14/2014 Norwegian hydro operator Ramfoss Kraftlag invites applications for pre-q...


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