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DR Congo seeks sedimentology, pricing, intake capacity studies for 4,800-MW Inga 3 Basse Chute hydro project

04/23/2015

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop a sedimentology study, an electricity pricing study and an intake capacity study of the proposed 4,800-MW Inga Basse Chute hydroelectric project on the Congo River in the DRC.

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U.S. seeks firms for grouting program at Iraq's 750-MW Mosul Dam

04/23/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of carrying out a 24-hour-a-day grouting program at Iraq's 750-MW Mosul Dam on the Tigris River.

Corps extends dam safety qualifying for Risk Management Center

04/22/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended a call for applications for pre-qualification to provide architect-engineering support on dam and levee safety projects for the Corps headquarters and its Risk Management Center. 

Senegal River agency seeks environmental, feasibility work for hydro rehab, grid expansion

04/22/2015

A unit of the multi-nation Senegal River management agency invites expressions of interest from consultants to assist in environmental and social assessments and feasibility studies for the Manantali II program of hydropower system rehabilitation and expansion of its transmission system to deliver hydropower to member countries. 

Explosion at 160-MW Silvan Hydroelectric Project in Turkey injures 12 workers

04/21/2015

Several local media outlets reported an explosion on April 14, opened a 60 by 45 cm hole in a penstock tunnel being constructed at the Silvan Dam site on the Batman River in Silvan, Diyarbakır Province in southeastern Turkey.  

Corps seeks dam safety support for Risk Management Center

04/20/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites applications for pre-qualification to provide architect-engineering support on dam and levee safety projects for the Corps headquarters and its Risk Management Center.

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HydroVision International 2015 keynote speakers announced

04/17/2015

The organizers of HydroVision International 2015 are pleased to announce three keynote speakers confirmed for the opening session of the upcoming conference and exhibition.

CDA forms working group

Canadian Dam Association forms working group to address dam design and construction

04/16/2015

The Canadian Dam Association has created a Working Group on Design and Construction to address the issues of design and construction of dams and how the subject is covered by the current Dam Safety Guidelines and associated Technical Bulletins.

Racine Locks and Dam hit by barge

Barge strikes lock structure at Racine Locks and Dam, with 48-MW hydro plant

04/16/2015

A riverboat towing eight barges loaded with coal struck the entrance to the lock at the Racine Locks and Dam, on the Ohio River between Ohio and West Virginia, last Saturday.

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Dam Safety

Corps extends dam safety qualifying for Risk Management Center

04/22/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended a call for applications fo...

Senegal River agency seeks environmental, feasibility work for hydro rehab, grid expansion

04/22/2015 A unit of the multi-nation Senegal River management agency invites expre...

Dam Design & Construction

DR Congo seeks sedimentology, pricing, intake capacity studies for 4,800-MW Inga 3 Basse Chute hydro project

04/23/2015 The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest f...

Work begins on Ontario's 16-MW Yellow Falls hydropower plant

04/13/2015 Construction has begun on the 16-MW Yellow Falls hydroelectric plant, ma...

Canals, Tunnels & Penstocks

Explosion at 160-MW Silvan Hydroelectric Project in Turkey injures 12 workers

04/21/2015 Several local media outlets reported an explosion on April 14, opened a ...

Civil engineering contract awarded for Austria's 940-MW Koralm pumped-storage plant

04/13/2015 Pumpspeicherkraftwerk Koralm GmbH has selected ILF Consulting Engineers ...

Underwater Work

Mosul Dam

U.S. seeks firms for grouting program at Iraq's 750-MW Mosul Dam

04/23/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of c...

Energy Department prize challenge incentivizes wave energy conversion next generation ideas

04/02/2015 In April, the U.S. Department of Energy announced its launch of the Wave...

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