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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.

U.S. Reclamation seeks geotechnical engineer for dam construction


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks candidates to serve as geotechnical engineer for dam construction, to serve in its Technical Service Center in Lakewood, Colo.

Malawi seeks consultants for Shire River control, management program


The government of Malawi invites expressions of interest from consultants for a series of river control and management tasks under its Shire River Basin Management Program.

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Reservoir filling begins at Brazil's Simplicio hydroelectric complex


It won't be long until Brazil's 334-MW Simplicio complex begins producing energy as the hydropower project's reservoir is now under way, according to state-run power company Eletrobras Furnas.

U.S. seeks dam safety civil construction at 3.65-MW Stampede Dam


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids from small businesses to perform dam safety civil construction at 3.65-MW Stampede Dam on California's Little Truckee River.

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Scottish micro hydro project developers charged with destroying mussel habitat


Developers of a 1.5 MW mini hydro project in a Highland Perthshire glen are facing fines up to US$245,000 for killing a protected species and causing long-term environmental damage to Scotland's River Lyon.

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Construction of new micro hydro project begins in India's Kerala state


A new micro hydro project in India's Kerala state should help decrease power shortages in Malappuram once commissioned in 2015, Kerala Minister for Electricity and Transport Aryadan Muhammed said.


Construction of Pakistan's Keyal Khwar hydro project could begin in April, WAPDA says


Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) expects to begin construction of its 122-MW Keyal Khwar hydroelectric plant in April, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Report says worldwide development of hydroelectric power slow in 2011


New research from the Worldwatch Institute suggests that growth in hydroelectric power development tapered in 2011, according to a recently published report.


Contractor Services Group wins fish habitat improvement contract


Contractor Services Group Inc. of West Sacramento has been awarded a contract worth about US$3.6 million to construct a new fish barrier and weir as part of the Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project.

Pakistan hydro project developer seeks roller-compacted concrete equipment


Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply roller-compacted concrete equipment for its Central Material Testing Laboratory.

China extends bidding to build 90-MW Tugutang hydropower plant, ship lock


Hunan Xiangjiang Navigation Construction & Development Corp. has extended the deadline for bids to construct a ship lock, dam sluices, and powerhouse for the 90-MW Tugutang hydroelectric project on the Xiang River in China's Hunan Province.

Zambia seeks consultants for multi-purpose dam development project planning


The government of Zambia invites expressions of interest from consultants to consolidate and update the nation's water resources infrastructure development plan including development of multi-purpose dam projects.

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