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Work begins on Ontario's 16-MW Yellow Falls hydropower plant


Construction has begun on the 16-MW Yellow Falls hydroelectric plant, majority owner Boralex Inc. said in a release.

Zambia seeks construction of Mwomboshi Dam, reservoir


The government of Zambia invites applications for pre-qualification for construction of Mwomboshi Dam in Chisamba District of Zambia's Central Province.

Italian utility awards civil works contract for 4.19-MW Belfiore small hydro plant


Italian municipal utility Azienda Generale Sevizi Municipali di Verona SpA (AGSM) has awarded Arcas SpA a US$5.1 million contract for civil works associated with the 4.19-MW Belfiore small hydropower plant.

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Leaders sign "declaration of principles" for 6,000-MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance hydropower project


Leaders from Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia have signed an agreement to end a long-time dispute regarding the controversial 6,000-MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance hydropower plant.

Bidding for site preparation at BC Hydro's 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project extended again


Bidding was extended again by Canadian utility BC Hydro to perform site preparation on the north bank of the Peace River for the proposed 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia. 

Hydrographic surveying, other survey work sought in central U.S.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest from firms to perform field surveys with automated hydrographic surveying capabilities, mainly in the Corps' St. Louis District.

U.S. seeks firms to fabricate draft tube stoplogs for 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam hydro project


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to fabricate draft tube stoplogs for the Second Powerhouse of 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam in Oregon and Washington.

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Bhutan extends calls for construction, equipment for 118-MW Nikachhu hydropower project


The government of Bhutan and its development units have extended the deadlines for civil construction and hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment for the 118-MW Nikachhu hydroelectric project to be built on Bhutan's Nikachhu River. 

U.S. seeks spillway repair at Nevada's Marble Bluff Dam


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to repair the spillway of Marble Bluff Dam on the Truckee River and Pyramid Lake in Nevada. 

Bhutan’s 126-MW Dagachhu hydroelectric project begins generating power


Bhutan, a sovereign country located at the eastern end of the Himalayas in South Asia, began commercial power generation from one of its two 63 MW Pelton turbines in February at the partially completed 126-MW Dagachhu hydroelectric facility. The plant’s first official meter reading indicated the unit was generating 14.3 MW. 

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Bolivia seeks study of 1,600-MW El Bala hydropower project


Bolivia utility Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a site identification study for the 1,600-MW El Bala hydroelectric project proposed for Bolivia's Beni River.

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Nepal seeks geotechnical, hydropower engineers for 900-MW Upper Karnali hydro project


The Investment Board of Nepal invites expressions of interest from engineering geology and geotechnical engineers and hydropower engineers to advise development agencies on construction of the 900-MW Upper Karnali hydro project on Nepal's Karnali River.

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U.S. seeks civil works planning, design in Corps' Albuquerque District


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites applications for qualification to provide architect-engineer civil works planning studies and associated design for Corps facilities in its Albuquerque District.

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Mongolia seeks feasibility study of dam construction on Orkhon River


The government of Mongolia invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop a feasibility study of flow regulation and dam construction on the Orkhon River.

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U.S. seeks firms for geotechnical, environmental engineering services


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to provide geotechnical and environmental architect-engineering services to various Corps facilities including dams in its Los Angeles District.

720-MW Karot Hydroelectric Project

Pakistan awards US$1.4 billion contract for 720-MW Karot hydroelectric project on Jhelum River


Pakistan's Environmental Protection Agency announced this week that it has awarded a US$1.4 billion contract for development of the 720-MW Karot hydroelectric project on the Jhelum River in the Rawalpindi district of Pakistan, to a group of Pakistani and Chinese investors that includes China Three Gorges South Asia Investment Ltd. (CTGC).

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U.S. seeks firms for multi-disciplined engineering in Northwest


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to provide multi-disciplined engineering services for Corps facilities primarily in the Pacific Northwest.

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Nile Lakes states pre-qualify firms to build, equip 80-MW Rusumo Falls hydro project


Nile Equatorial Lakes states invite applications for pre-qualification to carry out civil works, hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment, a transmission line and switchyard of the proposed 80-MW Rusumo Falls hydroelectric project on the Kagera River.

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U.S. extends call for fish passage design for Washington's Mud Mountain Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for expressions of interest from firms to develop plans and specifications for construction of fish passage at the Corps' Mud Mountain Dam, a flood control structure on Washington's White River.

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World Bank’s US$100 million credit to Myanmar continues hydroelectric infrastructure development in Irrawaddy River Basin


Some of the 20 planned hydropower plants for Myanmar (formerly Burma), which is located in South East Asia, will be constructed within the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady in Burmese) River Basin, according to the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Electric Power (MOEP). Myanmar has numerous hydroelectric projects in development, but last December it received a US$100 million credit from the World Bank’s International Development Association after forming administrative apparatus in the public, private and scientific sectors to manage and develop the Irrawaddy River Basin.  

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