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Dams and Civil Structures

07/28/2015

UK-based construction firm Dawnus International Ltd. has signed a US$62 million contract to construct main civil works associated with the reconstruction of Liberia's 64-MW Mount Coffee hydropower plant.

Lund joins dams practice

Lund joins Gannett Fleming as a dams and hydraulics engineer

07/28/2015

Guy S. Lund, P.E., is now principal engineer in Gannett Fleming’s Dams and Hydraulics Practice.

Tech Notes

07/28/2015

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology

Fast Track Approach to Design and Construction at Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

07/27/2015

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and hydroelectric project is located 700 km northeast of the capital city Addis Abeba, in the Benishangul--Gumaz region of Ethiopia, along the Blue Nile River. When it is completed, with its concrete volume of 10.2 million m3, GERD will feature the largest dam in Africa.

World News

07/27/2015

News on the global hydroelectric industry from July-August 2015

ASDSO awards dam safety scholarship to South Carolina student

07/24/2015

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) has awarded its 2015-16 Senior Undergraduate Scholarship to Timothy Sabins, a senior at the University of South Carolina Honors College majoring in civil and environmental engineering.  

Cannonsville Dam leaking

Cannonsville Dam: Work being performed to repair leak at future hydro site

07/24/2015

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced work is under way to repair Cannonsville Dam, which has been leaking muddy water.

Niger seeks management structure for 125-MW Kandadji Dam hydro project

07/23/2015

The government of Niger invites expressions of interest to determine a management structure for the 125-MW Kandadji Dam hydroelectric project on the Niger River.

Cost estimates for 1,200-MW Punatsangchhu-1 hydroelectric project reach US$1.74 billion

07/22/2015

India's Union Cabinet has approved cost revisions for its intergovernmental agreement with the Royal Government of Bhutan to implement the 1,200-MW Punatsangchhu-1 hydroelectric project on Bhutan's Punatsangchhu River.

Whitepapers

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection at Hydroelectric Facilities

Cyber attacks on critical infrastructure -- such as hydroelectric power facilities and Bulk Electric System facilities -- are a serious concern. This whitepaper features several experts cover...

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

ASDSO awards dam safety scholarship to South Carolina student

07/24/2015 The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) has awarded its 20...
Cannonsville Dam leaking

Cannonsville Dam: Work being performed to repair leak at future hydro site

07/24/2015 The New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced work ...

Dam Design & Construction

Fast Track Approach to Design and Construction at Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

07/27/2015 The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and hydroelectric project is ...

Niger seeks management structure for 125-MW Kandadji Dam hydro project

07/23/2015 The government of Niger invites expressions of interest to determine a m...

Canals, Tunnels & Penstocks

Latin bank seeks review, recommendations to complete Bolivia's 120-MW Misicuni hydro project

07/15/2015 The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) invites expressions of intere...

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...

Underwater Work

Diver dies at Nova Scotia tidal facility

Diver dies while inspecting Canadian tidal facility

07/17/2015 A diver died while inspecting the 20-MW Annapolis Royal tidal barrage ow...

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...

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