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BC Hydro to seek engineering of dams, spillways, penstocks

08/26/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro plans to seek proposals from engineering consulting firms to engineer water retention and conveyance structures over at least seven years for the hydropower utility.

Italian province seeks civil construction of 4.19-MW Belfiore small hydro project

08/25/2014

Verona's municipal utility seeks bids for civil works to complete construction of the 4.19-MW Belfiore small hydroelectric project in Belfiore, Verona Province, Italy.

U.S. awards dam safety site stabilization at 270-MW Wolf Creek Dam

08/25/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $950,088 contract to Aspen Construction Co. for dam safety site stabilization work at 270-MW Wolf Creek Dam in Kentucky.

FERC seeks dam safety geotechnical engineering consultant

08/21/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeks proposals from small businesses to serve as geotechnical engineering consultant to FERC's Division of Dam Safety and Inspections.

HydroVision International 2015 announces call for abstracts, panelists

08/20/2014

HydroVision International is now accepting abstract submissions for the Technical Papers track of the 2015 conference program, Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines Managing Editor Elizabeth Ingram announces. In addition, for the second year, the organizers have issued a call for panelists for the Panel Presentation track.

Mosul Dam

Video: U.S., Kurdish forces regain control of Iraq's Mosul Dam

08/19/2014

The strategic Mosul Dam is back in Iraqi control following what is being called the most highly-coordinated operation involving U.S., Kurdish and Iraqi combined forces since 2011.

Khani takes position with Miller Hydro Group

08/19/2014

David Khani, formerly principal engineer/project manager with Processes Unlimited International (now Stantec) is now president and chief regulatory officer with Miller Hydro Group.

Reports: Iraqi Kurds close to retaking strategic Mosul Dam

08/18/2014

Iraqi Kurdish forces are close to retaking control of Mosul Dam from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) following more than a dozen air strikes by the United States on Monday, multiple sources report.

Albania seeks civil construction to rehabilitate 11 dams

08/18/2014

Albania's Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration seeks bids for civil construction to rehabilitate and modernize 11 dams in Albania's Drin-Buna and Semani river basins.

Dam Safety

U.S. awards dam safety site stabilization at 270-MW Wolf Creek Dam

08/25/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $950,088 contract to Aspen Co...

FERC seeks dam safety geotechnical engineering consultant

08/21/2014 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeks proposals from small busi...

Dam Design & Construction

Italian province seeks civil construction of 4.19-MW Belfiore small hydro project

08/25/2014 Verona's municipal utility seeks bids for civil works to complete constr...

HydroVision International 2015 announces call for abstracts, panelists

08/20/2014 HydroVision International is now accepting abstract submissions for the ...

Canals, Tunnels & Penstocks

BC Hydro to seek engineering of dams, spillways, penstocks

08/26/2014 Canadian utility BC Hydro plans to seek proposals from engineering consu...

Tunneling complete at Turkey's 104-MW Kargi hydropower plant

08/01/2014 A tunnel boring machine has broken through 7.8 km of rock in preparation...

Underwater Work

Deep Ocean's surface vessels offer new option for dam, hydropower project maintenance and inspection

08/04/2014 Manufacturing and design company Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc. displayed ...

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...


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