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U.S. aid agency seeks engineering firms for worldwide work including hydropower

09/18/2014

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

U.S. TVA draws down reservoir for dam safety seismic study of 160-MW Pickwick Landing Dam

09/17/2014

The Tennessee Valley Authority is accelerating the annual drawdown of the reservoir of 160-MW Pickwick Landing Dam in the Southeast United States for a dam safety seismic study.

Pakistan extends civil works solicitation for 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydro project

09/16/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to perform major civil works construction of the 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Indus River.

Wanapum Dam

Wanapum Dam rehabilitation continues with anchor tendon installation

09/15/2014

Grant County Public Utilities District and its contractors have completed the installation of the first steel anchor tendon at the Wanapum Dam.

Ethiopia-China consortium to construct 385-MW Geba 1,2 hydro project in Ethiopia

09/12/2014

The government of Ethiopia has awarded a contract to an Ethiopia-China consortium to construct the 385-MW Geba 1 and 2 hydroelectric complex on the Geba River in western Ethiopia.

Brazil seeks dam safety studies to rehabilitate 164 dams

09/12/2014

Brazil's Ministry of National Integration invites expressions of interest to perform dam safety studies for rehabilitation of 164 dams.

Corps seeks geotechnical engineering in Northwestern Division

09/11/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest to provide geotechnical engineering services for dams, levees and other facilities in the Corps' Northwestern Division.

Muller named to new position with Reclamation

09/11/2014

Bruce C. Muller, Jr., is now Director of Security, Safety and Law Enforcement with the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation.

Developer seeks construction of 38.12-MW Mati hydro complex in Albania

09/10/2014

Austria hydropower developer Enso Hydro seeks bids to construct the three-plant, 38.12-MW Mati hydropower complex on the Mati River in Albania.

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Dam Safety

U.S. TVA draws down reservoir for dam safety seismic study of 160-MW Pickwick Landing Dam

09/17/2014 The Tennessee Valley Authority is accelerating the annual drawdown of th...

Wanapum Dam rehabilitation continues with anchor tendon installation

09/15/2014 Grant County Public Utilities District and its contractors have complete...

Dam Design & Construction

U.S. aid agency seeks engineering firms for worldwide work including hydropower

09/18/2014 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks inf...

Pakistan extends civil works solicitation for 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydro project

09/16/2014 Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended th...

Canals, Tunnels & Penstocks

Pakistan extends civil works solicitation for 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydro project

09/16/2014 Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended th...

Developer seeks construction of 38.12-MW Mati hydro complex in Albania

09/10/2014 Austria hydropower developer Enso Hydro seeks bids to construct the thre...

Underwater Work

More than 10,000 readers each for Hydro Review, HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide

09/03/2014 The most recent BPA Worldwide Brand Report for Hydro Review magazine rev...

Slovenia utility seeks debris removal, outlet repairs at 21-MW Moste hydro project

08/27/2014 Slovenia hydropower utility Savske Elektrarne Ljubljana d.o.o. seeks bid...


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