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Lairg Dam damaged by vandals

Vandals damage Lairg Dam in Scottish Highlands

05/21/2015

According to a report by Scottish television station STV, 18 boulders were dislodged from the base of Lairg Dam, in the Scottish Highlands, and placed in the water.

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Global hydroelectric power could double by 2050, WEC report says

05/21/2015

Global hydroelectric power capacity could double to 2,000 GW by 2050 or sooner, according to a report released this week by the World Energy Council.

Dam Safety & Security

05/20/2015

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

An Approach Developed for Fatigue LIfe Estimation of Penstock Tie Rods

05/19/2015

Additional inspection methodologies are now available for use in the hydroelectric industry resulting from a study on tie rod threaded connections' fatigue life performed in penstock bifurcations at Hoover Dam.

Minidoka Dam

Reclamation welcomes public to Minidoka Dam spillway reopening ceremony

05/19/2015

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is celebrating the completion of a new spillway at the 28.5-MW Minidoka hydropower plant with a public ceremony May 27.

Hydro Currents

05/19/2015

The top hydroelectric power news for May 2015

A US$1.8 million river bank stabilization in Folsom, Calif., is part of a US$900 million spillway project

05/18/2015

In a press release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), the organization’s Sacramento District awarded a US$1.8 million contract to Newland Entities Inc., of Marysville, Calif., to stabilize 400 feet of the American River’s right bank using 32-foot-long rock bolts.  

Bolivia seeks supervision of construction, equipment for 120-MW Misicuni hydro project

05/15/2015

Bolivia utility Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) invites expressions of interest from firms to provide supervision of civil construction and equipment installation to complete the 120-MW Misicuni hydroelectric project.

French utility seeks construction of 2.2-MW Fontenau hydro project

05/15/2015

French local utility Energies Services Lavaur (ESL) seeks bids to equip and construct the 2.2-MW Fontenau hydroelectric project adjacent to a weir on the Agout River at Lavaur.

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Dam Safety

Lairg Dam damaged by vandals

Vandals damage Lairg Dam in Scottish Highlands

05/21/2015 According to a report by Scottish television station STV, 18 boulders we...

Dam Safety & Security

05/20/2015 Collection of articles covering safety and security of dams and civil st...

Dam Design & Construction

World Energy Council Logo

Global hydroelectric power could double by 2050, WEC report says

05/21/2015 Global hydroelectric power capacity could double to 2,000 GW by 2050 or ...

A US$1.8 million river bank stabilization in Folsom, Calif., is part of a US$900 million spillway project

05/18/2015 In a press release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), the or...

Canals, Tunnels & Penstocks

Bolivia seeks supervision of construction, equipment for 120-MW Misicuni hydro project

05/15/2015 Bolivia utility Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) invites expressi...

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 ...

Underwater Work

Corps awards contract for Great Lakes & Ohio River Division surveying work

05/06/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$5 million contract to ...
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...

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