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India state seeks trash rake for 111-MW Sawra Kuddu hydro project

01/29/2015

India's Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd. (HPPC) seeks bids to supply a trashrack cleaning machine for the 111-MW Sawra Kuddu hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh State.

Brazil’s drought brings water supply to near zero capacity at hydroelectric facilities

01/28/2015

Brazil is experiencing a debilitating drought as the nation endures the driest period since South America’s most populous country began keeping records in the 1930s. As a result of the arid conditions, reservoir levels and lake water flow to hydroelectric facilities that supply power to Brazil’s most densely populated city of Sao Paulo are nearing zero capacity.  

Jordan seeks pipeline, small hydro plant at Khaw Reservoir

01/27/2015

The Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ) invites applications for pre-qualification to design and build a water pipeline, pumping facilities and a small hydropower project at Khaw Reservoir in Jordan.

Tunnel flood kills three at Vietnam's 38-MW Thuan Hoa hydropower plant

01/27/2015

Three Chinese workers were killed and another injured this past week when water flooded a tunnel at Vietnam's 38-MW Thuan Hoa hydroelectric plant, local sources report.

TVA hires Quirk as general counsel

Hydro project operator TVA adds Quirk as executive vice president, general counsel

01/27/2015

Sherry Quirk has been named executive vice president and general counsel for hydro project operator Tennessee Valley Authority.

Basin agency seeks design of two French reservoirs, possible hydro projects

01/23/2015

France's Adour River Basin agency seeks bids to design and manage construction of two reservoirs in the basin with possible development of hydro projects.

Fire starts in Asia’s only underground switchyard, housed at India’s 120-MW Sanjay Vidyut Pariyojna hydroelectric project

01/23/2015

Indian media sources say fire broke out in transformer units within the underground switchyard of the 120-MW Sanjay Vidyut Pariyojna hydroelectric project about 3:30 a.m. local time, Jan. 22, at the facility located in the district of Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India.  

Repairs to Nepal's 10-MW Sunkoshi hydropower plant estimated at more than US$2.4 million

01/22/2015

Repairs to the Nepal Electricity Authority's 10-MW Sunkoshi hydropower plant are estimated at about US$2.44 million following a landslide that damaged the project last August.

Proposed Keeyask Generation Station

Bomb threat received at 650-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project work site

01/22/2015

A bomb threat called into the construction site of the 650-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project on Jan. 19 forced authorities to evacuate the Manitoba Hydro property, according to reports by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). 

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Dam Safety

TVA hires Quirk as general counsel

Hydro project operator TVA adds Quirk as executive vice president, general counsel

01/27/2015 Sherry Quirk has been named executive vice president and general counsel...

Fire starts in Asia’s only underground switchyard, housed at India’s 120-MW Sanjay Vidyut Pariyojna hydroelectric project

01/23/2015 Indian media sources say fire broke out in transformer units within the ...

Dam Design & Construction

Basin agency seeks design of two French reservoirs, possible hydro projects

01/23/2015 France's Adour River Basin agency seeks bids to design and manage constr...

Repairs to Nepal's 10-MW Sunkoshi hydropower plant estimated at more than US$2.4 million

01/22/2015 Repairs to the Nepal Electricity Authority's 10-MW Sunkoshi hydropower p...

Canals, Tunnels & Penstocks

Jordan seeks pipeline, small hydro plant at Khaw Reservoir

01/27/2015 The Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ) invites applications for pre-qualifi...

Tunnel flood kills three at Vietnam's 38-MW Thuan Hoa hydropower plant

01/27/2015 Three Chinese workers were killed and another injured this past week whe...

Underwater Work

India state seeks trash rake for 111-MW Sawra Kuddu hydro project

01/29/2015 India's Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd. (HPPC) seeks bids to supply a ...

French agency seeks bottom outlet refurbishment at 5.9-MW Panneciere hydro project

01/19/2015 France's Seine River Basin agency seeks bids to rehabilitate the bottom ...

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