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Lesotho seeks consultants for five Metolong Dam tasks

09/03/2009

The government of Lesotho invites expressions of interest from consultants for five separate contracts related to the Metolong Dam and Water Supply Program.

Briefings

09/01/2009

India's NHPC again extends civil works bidding for 3,000-MW Dibang

07/23/2009

India developer NHPC Ltd. again extended the pre-qualification deadline for one remaining civil works package of India's 3,000-MW Dibang hydroelectric project.

French utility seeks modifications to 187-MW Kembs

07/22/2009

Electricite de France seeks bids for excavation and civil construction to add a second powerhouse and make environmental modifications to the 187-MW Kembs hydroelectric project on the Rhine River.

India firm wins contract to build Bhutan's 114-MW Dagachhu

07/14/2009

Dagachhu Hydro Power Corp. Ltd. has awarded a contract to India's HCC for civil construction of the 114-MW Dagachhu hydroelectric project on Bhutan’s Dagachhu River.

Vietnam utility names implementation supervisor of 156-MW Song Bung 4

07/14/2009

The project manager for Electricity of Vietnam has named Mott MacDonald of the United Kingdom to serve as implementation supervisor for construction of the 156-MW Song Bung 4 hydroelectric project.

RusHydro goal: Re-establish global status of Russian hydro technology

07/13/2009

The head of Russian hydropower giant RusHydro says Russia has just five years to re-establish itself as the supplier of world-beating hydropower technology if it is not to lose out to competitors in the developing world.

Alstom Hydro to equip India's 500-MW Teesta 6

07/10/2009

Developer Lanco Infra Tech Ltd. has awarded a contract to Alstom Hydro of France to supply four turbine-generators and other equipment for the 500-MW Teesta Stage 6 hydroelectric project on the Teesta River in India's Sikkim State.

India state seeks civil construction of 100-MW Sainj

07/09/2009

India's Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd. seeks bids for civil construction and hydro-mechanical works of the 100-MW Sainj hydroelectric project on India's Sainj River.

Barnard begins work to increase height of California's San Vicente Dam

07/08/2009

Barnard Construction Co. began preliminary foundation work in June 2009 for a project to add 117 feet to the 220-foot-tall San Vicente Dam in Southern California, the world’s largest dam heightening project using roller-compacted concrete.

Chairman admits nerves as RusHydro lists on London exchange

07/06/2009

The head of RusHydro, the world's second largest hydropower producer, admitted to nerves while awaiting the first trades of his company's Global Depositary Receipts on the London Stock Exchange.

India utility extends design bidding, seeks equipment for 110-MW Pare

06/25/2009

India's North Eastern Electric Power Corp. Ltd. extended the bidding deadline for design and construction review of the 110-MW Pare hydroelectric project and called for additional bids to equip the project.

Russia pledges to finance 2,000 MW of hydropower for Angola

06/23/2009

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and a delegation of energy and business officials scheduled a stop in Angola June 26, 2009, just days after a Russian ambassador pledged funds to finance two Angolan hydroelectric projects totaling 2,000 MW.

Teck to sell third of 490-MW Waneta Dam to BC Hydro

06/23/2009

Teck Resources Ltd. has agreed to sell a one-third stake in its 490-MW Waneta Dam in British Columbia to province-owned utility BC Hydro for C$825 million (US$714.4 million).

Canada utility opens weir, part of 3.6-MW Hound Chute redevelopment

06/22/2009

Ontario Power Generation officially opened Obermeyer Weir, part of the redevelopment of the 3.6-MW Hound Chute hydroelectric project on Ontario’s Lower Montreal River.

Nepal seeks civil construction of 30-MW Rahughat hydro

06/19/2009

Nepal Electricity Authority invites applications for pre-qualification for civil construction of the 30-MW Rahughat hydroelectric project on Nepal’s Rahughat River.

El Salvador awards construction supervision for 67-MW El Chaparral

06/11/2009

El Salvador utility Comision Ejecutiva Hidroelectrica del Rio Lempa has awarded a contract for supervision of construction of the 67-MW El Chaparral hydroelectric project on El Salvador’s Torola River.

UPDATE - Brazil environmental agency clears 3,300-MW Jirau

06/05/2009

Brazil’s environmental agency granted a license June 3, 2009, to the 3,300-MW Jirau hydroelectric project, allowing stalled work to resume at the construction site on the Madeira River.

Civil Construction: Project Development in the Himalayas: Solving Geotechnical Challenges

06/01/2009

Conference Information: Brasilia 2009: Improving Management Of Dams and Hydropower

05/01/2009

The International Commission on Large Dams’ 77th Annual Meeting and 23rd Congress, to be held May 21-29, 2009, in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, bring together dam experts from throughout the world to exchange knowledge and experiences.


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