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U.S. extends bidding for boat barrier at 810-MW Lower Monumental hydro project

07/01/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to construct a floating boat barrier across the Snake River above the 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam hydroelectric project in Washington.

Gregory named chair of GEI

Gregory named chairman of GEI’s board of directors

07/01/2015

Gillian M. Gregory, PhD, is the new chairman of GEI Consultants Inc.’s Board of Directors.

DR Congo seeks water intake, canal construction for Inga hydroelectric complex

06/30/2015

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) seeks bids to construct a water intake and an additional supply canal for the Inga hydroelectric complex on the Congo River in the DRC.

Dam Safety and Security

06/29/2015

Collection of articles covering safety and security of dams and civil structures

U.S. extends bid date for dam safety construction at Addicks, Barker dams in Texas

06/29/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids for dam safety construction at Addicks and Barker dams, which protect the Houston area from flooding.

China's Three Gorges hydropower plant accused of causing landslide

06/29/2015

China's massive Three Gorges Dam is being blamed for causing a landslide that killed at least two and injured several others in the southwestern Wushan County.

How Seattle City Light Personnel Became Fire and Rescue Experts

06/26/2015

In "The Great Northwest," a hydroelectric project owner partnered with local communities to improve the level of safety and security in and around its facilities by taking the initiative to train company personnel to regulatory standards as emergency responders.

Hydro Currents

06/26/2015

The top hydroelectric power news for June 2015

Applying Modern Technologies to Hydropower

06/26/2015

Modern technologies like drones, computer models and phone apps are offering opportunities for hydro project owners and operators to approach and complete work in a new way. This article offers information on how several of these technologies are being applied.

Whitepapers

Preventing Generator Failure with On-line PD Monitoring

With the increasing age of generator fleets, on-line insulation condition monitoring has become an essential asset management tool. Compared to routine off-line diagnostic tests, on-line monit...

Reliable Separation of Solids at Small Hydropower Plants with the HOBAS Sand Trap

Sand traps that remove solids from the river water are essential elements in hydroelectric power systems. HOBAS has developed a particularly effective sand trap made of glass fiber reinforced ...

Dam Safety

U.S. extends bidding for boat barrier at 810-MW Lower Monumental hydro project

07/01/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to c...
Gregory named chair of GEI

Gregory named chairman of GEI’s board of directors

07/01/2015 Gillian M. Gregory, PhD, is the new chairman of GEI Consultants Inc.’s B...

Dam Design & Construction

India developer seeks construction of 2,000-MW Subansiri Lower hydro project

06/25/2015 India's NHPC Ltd. seeks bids to construct civil works of the powerhouse ...

Macedonia seeks repair of flood-damaged Pishica Dam

06/18/2015 Macedonia's agriculture and water agency seeks bids to repair the flood-...

Canals, Tunnels & Penstocks

DR Congo seeks water intake, canal construction for Inga hydroelectric complex

06/30/2015 The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) seeks bids to construct a water i...

Four reported dead following blast at Pakistan's 969-MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower plant

06/10/2015 Four workers were killed and 10 other wounded after an explosion rocked ...

Underwater Work

U.S. extends call for fishway temperature improvements at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

06/23/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to b...

U.S. seeks dam safety construction at Addicks, Barker dams in Texas

05/29/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a site visit and a pre-bi...

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