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Albania seeks dams risk management expert for rehabilitation of 11 dams

03/30/2015

Albania's Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as dam portfolio risk management expert to review safety of 11 dams being rehabilitated and modernized in Albania's Drin-Buna and Semani river basins.

Senegal River agency seeks study of its basin water resources program

03/25/2015

The multi-nation Senegal River management agency invites expressions of interest from consultants to study the impact of its program of integrated management of Senegal Basin water resources.

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Leaders sign "declaration of principles" for 6,000-MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance hydropower project

03/23/2015

Leaders from Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia have signed an agreement to end a long-time dispute regarding the controversial 6,000-MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance hydropower plant.

Gannett Fleming promotes dam, hydro experts

Dam infrastructure firm Gannett Fleming announces several promotions

03/23/2015

Gannett Fleming, a firm that provides dam infrastructure and hydro expertise, has recently announced several job promotions and changes.

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HydroVision International 2015 early bird discounts available now

03/23/2015

HydroVision International 2015 is still more than three months away, but it isn't too soon to save on registrations for the world's largest hydroelectric power event.

Bidding for site preparation at BC Hydro's 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project extended again

03/20/2015

Bidding was extended again by Canadian utility BC Hydro to perform site preparation on the north bank of the Peace River for the proposed 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia. 

Wanapum Dam

Grant PUD begins final refilling of Wanapum Dam reservoir

03/20/2015

Repairs to the Wanapum complex in Washington have reached a significant milestone as owner Grant County Public Utilities District has begin refilling the reservoir behind Wanapum Dam to its full capacity.

Hydrographic surveying, other survey work sought in central U.S.

03/19/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest from firms to perform field surveys with automated hydrographic surveying capabilities, mainly in the Corps' St. Louis District.

U.S. seeks firms to fabricate draft tube stoplogs for 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam hydro project

03/18/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to fabricate draft tube stoplogs for the Second Powerhouse of 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam in Oregon and Washington.

Whitepapers

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

Albania seeks dams risk management expert for rehabilitation of 11 dams

03/30/2015 Albania's Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administr...

Senegal River agency seeks study of its basin water resources program

03/25/2015 The multi-nation Senegal River management agency invites expressions of ...

Dam Design & Construction

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Leaders sign "declaration of principles" for 6,000-MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance hydropower project

03/23/2015 Leaders from Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia have signed an agreement to end a...

Bidding for site preparation at BC Hydro's 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project extended again

03/20/2015 Bidding was extended again by Canadian utility BC Hydro to perform site ...

Canals, Tunnels & Penstocks

Rehabilitating a Buckled Penstock Using CFRP

03/10/2015 Buckling of the steel liner of the penstock supplying the 4.6-MW Brian J...
Hungry Horse Hydropower Plant

U.S. seeks flowmeters for four penstocks at 428-MW Hungry Horse hydro project

03/10/2015 The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to supply four ultrasonic flowmeter...

Underwater Work

Hydro equipment manufacturer Fisher passes away

Jack W. Fisher, president of underwater equipment manufacturer JW Fishers Mfg., passes away

03/13/2015 Jack W. Fisher, president of underwater equipment manufacturer JW Fisher...
Buckeye Lake Dam

Corps releases Buckeye Lake Dam safety report

03/12/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has identified "serious problems&q...

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