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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.

U.S. aid agency again extends call for worldwide engineering work including hydropower

10/15/2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) again extended a call for information on small businesses able to provide design, construction supervision and other services for worldwide USAID projects including water resources work and hydroelectric dams.

Dam safety work sought on plunge pool of Africa's Kariba Dam

10/14/2014

The European Development Fund invites applications for pre-qualification to perform dam safety work to reshape the plunge pool of Kariba Dam, site of three hydroelectric projects on the border of Zambia and Zimbabe.

U.S. Government actively promoting, providing funding for development of 4,500-MW hydro project in Pakistan

10/13/2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged US$200 million toward development of the 4,500-MW Diamer Basha Dam hydroelectric project in Pakistan.

Sri Lanka seeks construction supervision of 30.2-MW Moragolla hydropower project

10/10/2014

Sri Lanka's Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) invites expressions of interest to provide construction supervision for development of the 30.2-MW Moragolla hydropower project on Sri Lanka's Mahaweli River.

Four groups bid to build Argentina's 637-MW Chihuido 1 hydro project

10/10/2014

Argentine officials from several agencies opened financial proposals October 8 from four consortia bidding to construct the 637-MW Chihuido 1 hydroelectric project on the Neuquen River in Argentina's Neuquen Province.

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Dam Safety

FERC names dam safety geotechnical engineering consultant

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

Dam safety work sought on plunge pool of Africa's Kariba Dam

10/14/2014 The European Development Fund invites applications for pre-qualification...

Dam Design & Construction

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...

U.S. aid agency again extends call for worldwide engineering work including hydropower

10/15/2014 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) again ext...

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

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...

What's Hot in Underwater Work at Dams and Hydro Plants

09/25/2014 Divers and ROVs: A cost-effective solution when performing underwater work


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