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MWH seeks civil-geotechnical engineer for dam construction in Peru


International engineer MWH Global invites applications for a senior resident civil/geotechnical engineer to work on a dam construction project for MWH Peru in Arequipa.

NHA recognizes excellence in hydroelectric power industry


The National Hydropower Association recognized eight companies through its Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters (OSAW) award program for their efforts in developing hydroelectric power and related projects.

Morocco seeks construction of 45-MW M'dez, 125-MW El Menzel hydropower projects


Morocco's electric utility invites applications for pre-qualification for turnkey construction of the 45-MW M'dez and 125-MW El Menzel hydropower projects on Morocco's Sebou River.

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Hydroelectric power and infrastructure developer MWH Global opens Ethiopia office


Hydroelectric power and wet infrastructure developer MWH Global has opened an office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which the company said will serve as a hub for its construction, engineering and administrative staff in Africa.

Firms sought for rapid-response work on dams, infrastructure in eastern U.S.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small businesses able to provide rapid-response services to repair and rehabilitate dams, reservoirs, and flood and hurricane protection projects in the eastern United States.

U.S. extends geotechnical survey bidding for 810-MW Lower Granite Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to perform geotechnical survey work at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

U.S. seeks bids for dam safety civil construction at Mormon Island Dam


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids for dam safety civil construction including an overlay of Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam, part of the 198.72-MW Folsom Dam hydroelectric project on California's American River.

Seattle hydro utility seeks coordinator for infrastructure construction


Seattle City Light invites applications for the position of senior capital projects coordinator for infrastructure construction related to the utility's hydroelectric facilities.

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Iran begins construction of 1,500-MW Bakhtiari Dam project


Construction of the massive Bakhtiari Dam is now officially under way thanks to an inauguration of the project by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad earlier this week.

Geotechnical survey sought by U.S. at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform geotechnical survey work at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

Malawi seeks more consultants for Shire River control, management program


Malawi has issued additional solicitations for consultants for a series of river control and management tasks under its Shire River Basin Management Program.

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Brazil sends troops to ensure safety at 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower project


A request by Brazilian Minister of Mining and Energy Edison Lobao has led to the deployment of troops at the 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydroelectric plant.

Paraguay seeks electro-mechanical equipment for 206-MW Yguazu hydroelectric project


Paraguay utility Administracion Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE) seeks bids to supply electro-mechanical equipment for the 206-MW Yguazu hydroelectric project in Paraguay.

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Egypt selects Cemex to supply cement for 32 MW Nile hydroelectric project


International cement supplier Cemex has been selected to provide materials for a 32 MW hydropower project on Egypt's Nile River, the company has announced.

Inquiry renewed for firms to refurbish three dams at U.S. Marine base


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reissued a request for information on firms capable of performing design and construction to repair and upgrade three dams on the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va.

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MWH earns honors for hydropower project, fish protection work


A trio of hydroelectric power- and dam-related MWH Global projects have received "Outstanding Project" awards from the California region of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

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MWH Global Chairman and CEO to share insight at upcoming hydroelectric power event


MWH Global President and CEO Alan J. Krause will serve as a keynote speaker for HydroVision International, the world's largest hydroelectric power conference and exhibition, sharing his insight gained from decades of experience working in the global hydropower industry.

Corps seeks engineering for dams, other works in Mississippi Basin region


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks proposals from small architect-engineering firms to work on dams and various other projects in the Mississippi Valley and the Midwest.

Zambezi authority seeks adviser for 1,600-MW Batoka Gorge hydro development project


The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) invites expressions of interest from transaction financial/legal advisers to assist in the 1,600-MW Batoka Gorge hydroelectric development project on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Bosnia to seek bids to refurbish 9.4-MW Una, construct 20-MW Vranduk hydro projects


Utility Elektroprivreda of Bosnia and Herzegovina plans to seek bids to refurbish the 9.4-MW Una hydroelectric project and to construct the 6.4-MW Una Annex and 20-MW Vranduk hydroelectric projects.

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