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Hydropower industry job changes at MWH

MWH announces multiple promotions, including hydroelectric power

11/25/2014

MWH Global has promoted three employees to senior vice president, according to a press release issued by the company, which is a provider of water and natural resources solutions for built infrastructure, including hydroelectric power, and the environment.

Hoover Dam construction

Last remaining worker on Hoover Dam hydro project passed away

11/24/2014

The last remaining worker on the 2,078-MW Hoover Dam hydro project, 98-year-old Joseph Darwin Colby, died on Nov. 12.

Spain basin agency seeks dam safety studies of nine dams

11/24/2014

The agency governing water resources of Spain's Tajo River Basin seeks bids to perform dam safety studies of nine dams and reservoirs on three Spanish rivers.

Chinese firm signs EPC deal for Ghana's 60-MW Hemang hydropower plant

11/21/2014

Ghana's Ministry of Energy and Petroleum has signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract with the China International Water & Electric Corporation for the development of a 60 MW hydropower project in Ghana.

Penstock and structures webinar by Fibrwrap

Attend a free webinar on rehabilitation of penstocks and structures vs. replacement

11/21/2014

Fibrwrap is hosting a free webinar, in conjunction with HydroWorld.com, on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 12 pm central time.

Uri-II HEP India

Fire shuts down powerhouse at 240-MW Uri-II hydroelectric project in India

11/21/2014

A transformer ignited a fire in the main powerhouse of the 240-MW Uri-II hydroelectric project in the district of Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), India, at 6 a.m. local time on Nov. 20. The fire destroyed part of the powerhouse and forced its four 60-MW generators to shut down at the US$450 million project.

Energisa hydropower plants acquired

Brookfield buying renewable portfolio, including hydropower, in Brazil

11/20/2014

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners LP is buying a 488-MW renewable energy portfolio in Brazil, including 163 MW of hydropower, from Energisa S.A. for $545 million.

Dam Safety & Security

11/20/2014

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

Dispute over Guatemala's Pojom hydro project sparks violence

11/20/2014

A dispute over the construction of the 25-MW Pojom hydroelectric project has left at least two people dead and several injured, local media have reported.

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Replacement Options for Penstocks

Many wood stave penstocks installed in the last century are approaching the end of their safe, reliable, and useful service life. Once leakage surpasses the ability of typical maintenance to m...

Dam Safety

Spain basin agency seeks dam safety studies of nine dams

11/24/2014 The agency governing water resources of Spain's Tajo River Basin seeks b...

Fire shuts down powerhouse at 240-MW Uri-II hydroelectric project in India

11/21/2014 A transformer ignited a fire in the main powerhouse of the 240-MW Uri-II...

Dam Design & Construction

Chinese firm signs EPC deal for Ghana's 60-MW Hemang hydropower plant

11/21/2014 Ghana's Ministry of Energy and Petroleum has signed an engineering, proc...

Dispute over Guatemala's Pojom hydro project sparks violence

11/20/2014 A dispute over the construction of the 25-MW Pojom hydroelectric project...

Canals, Tunnels & Penstocks

Attend a free webinar on rehabilitation of penstocks and structures vs. replacement

11/21/2014 Fibrwrap is hosting a free webinar, in conjunction with HydroWorld.com, ...

Minnesota's 71-MW Thomson hydropower plant back on line after two-year rehab

11/14/2014 Minnesota Power's 71-MW Thomson hydropower plant is generating energy fo...

Underwater Work

U.S. seeks firms for dam safety drilling, grouting at Kentucky's Rough River Dam

11/06/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perf...

Venezuela names Dongfang to refurbish six units at 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

10/24/2014 Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) has aw...

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