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Industry Snapshot: Development and Regeneration in Canada


Canada is taking the necessary steps to secure a clean, renewable future based heavily on hydropower. Through new development, regeneration and rehabilitation, Canadian hydropower is expanding its influence in the power generation industry.

U.S. seeks firms for RCC berm at 135-MW Center Hill


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of constructing a roller-compacted-concrete berm to reinforce an earthen saddle dam at 135-MW Center Hill Dam in Tennessee.

Mott MacDonald, Coyne et Bellier selected for 280-MW Devoll hydropower project


Albanian company Devoll Hydropower Sh.A (DHP) has named a joint venture comprised of Mott MacDonald and Coyne et Bellier as owner's engineer for the development a 280-MW hydroelectric project.

U.S. Reclamation seeks engineers in Idaho, Oregon, Washington


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids from architect-engineering firms to provide general purpose contract services as well as work on anadromous fish habitat improvement in the Pacific Northwest.

Zimbabwe, Zambia seek studies of 1,600-MW Batoka Gorge


The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) invites expressions of interest in performing a feasibility study and environmental and social impact assessments for the 1,600-MW Batoka Gorge hydroelectric project on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Developer pre-qualifies builders for 36.4-MW Red Rock in Iowa


Missouri River Energy Services invites applications for pre-qualification to build the 36.4-MW Red Rock hydroelectric project on the Des Moines River in Marion County, Iowa.

Brazil seeks construction of 8.25-MW Jequitai 1


A government-owned company for development of Brazil's Sao Francisco and Parnaiba valleys seeks bids for civil construction of the 8.25-MW Jequitai 1 project.

New construction materials consulting group ready for debut


Scott C. Nichols Consulting Group LLC has opened in Tucson to provide construction materials testing and inspection services to major dam projects across the globe, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Celec reviewing bid for work at 275-MW Minas San Francisco


State power generation holding company Corporacion Electrica del Ecuador (Celec) has completed reviewing technical offers for work on its 275-MW Minas San Francisco hydropower project.

Costa Rica seeks construction supervision for 305.5-MW Reventazon


Costa Rica's electric utility invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide construction supervision for the 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric project in Costa Rica.

French energy firm seeks bids to build 2.46-MW Fontenil


French local energy company Energie Developpement Services du Brianconnais (EDSB) seeks bids to construct the 2.46-MW Fontenil hydroelectric project on Durance River at Briancon.

Newly merged Royal HaskoningDHV shows profit through first half of 2012


The recently formed company Royal HaskoningDHV has shown an increased profitability and net result through the first half of 2012, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Every Drop Counts — Is It Possible?


A significant challenge during development of the 42.5 MW Sibulan A and B hydro plants in the Philippines was to use every drop of water coming down the river to generate power. Owner Hedcor Inc. shows how results of hydraulic studies were used to maximize revenue from the two facilities.

Another new deadline for tunnel-dam work at India's 800-MW Tawang 2


India's NHPC Ltd. further extended the deadline for pre-qualification to construct a diversion tunnel and dam of the 800-MW Tawang 2 hydroelectric project in India's Arunachal Pradesh State.

China seeks design, construction of 30-MW Wuxikou Dam


Wuxikou Integrated Flood Management Construction Development Co. (WIFM) invites applications for pre-qualification for engineering and construction of a flood management project featuring 30-MW Wuxikou Dam on China's Changjiang River.

Site visit set for plunge pool repair at U.S. 185.3-MW Fort Peck


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a site visit for a planned solicitation to repair 2011 flood damage to the plunge pool at the 185.3-MW Fort Peck hydroelectric project.

Pakistan extends pre-qualification for 128-MW Keyal Khwar


Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended the deadline for pre-qualification to construct civil works of the 128-MW Keyal Khwar hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Keyal Khwar River.

Bidding extended by U.S. to modify 6.4-MW Guernsey Dam


The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids for structural modifications to 6.4-MW Guernsey Dam on the North Platte River in Wyoming.

Pakistan seeks bridge crane spares for 3,478-MW Tarbela


Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply spares for two overhead bridge cranes at the 3,478-MW Tarbela hydroelectric project on the Indus River.

Hydro Review inducts three historic plants into 2012 Hydro Hall of Fame


The Ocoee No. 1, Prospect No. 1 and LaGrande Dam Powerhouse are the 2012 inductees into Hydro Review’s Hydro Hall of Fame.

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