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Opposition to proposed hydroelectric 260-MW Stung Cheay Areng Dam in “biodiversity jewel” of Southeast Asia

10/29/2014

Using Chinese-backed funding, 260-MW Stung Cheay Areng Dam in Cheay Areng Valley, Cambodia, along the Mekong Delta is planned for an area that is often referred to as a “biodiversity jewel” of Southeast Asia. However, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local residents and researchers are expressing opposition to the project based on possible ecological risks the dam may create.

Jacobs Associates, McMillen LLC announce merger plan

10/29/2014

San Francisco-based engineering and consulting firm Jacobs Associates and Boise, Idaho-based engineering and construction firm McMillen LLC announced plans to merge, forming McMillen Jacobs Associates.

Corps invites registration for Little Rock District industry days for hydro, other work

10/23/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District invites registration to attend fiscal year 2015 industry days to talk with contractors about work on its facilities and hydropower projects.

Mozambique approves negotiations for 1,000-MW Chemba hydro project

10/22/2014

Mozambique's Council of Ministers has approved a resolution authorizing negotiations toward construction of the 1,000-MW Chemba hydroelectric project on the Zambezi River in central Mozambique. 

Canada, B.C. agencies grant environmental approvals to 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

10/16/2014

Environment Canada and the environment and forestry ministers of British Columbia have granted final environmental approvals for BC Hydro to construct the 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

U.S. aid agency again extends call for worldwide engineering work including hydropower

10/15/2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) again extended a call for information on small businesses able to provide design, construction supervision and other services for worldwide USAID projects including water resources work and hydroelectric dams.

U.S. Government actively promoting, providing funding for development of 4,500-MW hydro project in Pakistan

10/13/2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has pledged US$200 million toward development of the 4,500-MW Diamer Basha Dam hydroelectric project in Pakistan.

Sri Lanka seeks construction supervision of 30.2-MW Moragolla hydropower project

10/10/2014

Sri Lanka's Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) invites expressions of interest to provide construction supervision for development of the 30.2-MW Moragolla hydropower project on Sri Lanka's Mahaweli River.

Four groups bid to build Argentina's 637-MW Chihuido 1 hydro project

10/10/2014

Argentine officials from several agencies opened financial proposals October 8 from four consortia bidding to construct the 637-MW Chihuido 1 hydroelectric project on the Neuquen River in Argentina's Neuquen Province.

BC Hydro seeks engineering of dams, spillways, penstocks

10/10/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks proposals from engineering consulting firms to engineer water retention and conveyance structures over at least seven years for the hydropower utility.

Burkina Faso seeks siltation study of 16-MW Bagre Dam hydropower project

10/09/2014

The government of Burkina Faso invites expressions of interest to study the level of siltation and availability of water resources at the 16-MW Bagre Dam hydropower project.

U.S. seeks renovation, operation, maintenance of 422-MW Hartwell hydro project

10/09/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, renovation and operation of 422-MW Hartwell Dam on Georgia's Savannah River.

Spanish firm wins contract to build Bolivia's 200-MW Miguillas hydro project

10/07/2014

Bolivia utility Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) has awarded a contract to Corsan Corviam of Spain to construct the two-plant, 200-MW Miguillas hydroelectric project in Bolivia's La Paz Department.

French consortium to refurbish dams, build fish passage on Somme River

10/06/2014

France's Somme Department has awarded a contract to a French consortium to rehabilitate three dams and to construct fish passage at two of them on the Somme River.

Ruhlin prepares for centennial celebration

10/01/2014

Construction firm Ruhlin Company has begun a year-long celebration in conjunction with the Ohio-based company's centennial in 2015.

U.S. aid agency extends call for worldwide engineering work including hydropower

10/01/2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has extended a call for information on small businesses able to provide design, construction supervision and other services for worldwide USAID projects including water resources work and hydroelectric dams.

Georgia seeks study, construction of 4.6-MW Marelisi hydro project

09/30/2014

Georgia's Ministry of Energy invites expressions of interest from firms to study, build, own and operate the 4.6-MW Marelisi hydroelectric project on Georgia's Bzholis Khevi River.

Abengoa-Siemens to construct substation at Costa Rica's 305.5-MW Reventazon hydro project

09/30/2014

Abengoa of Spain and Siemens of Germany have received a contract to equip and construct a substation for the 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric project in the Siquirres area of Costa Rica's Limon Province.

Wales developer wins funding for initial work at 49.4-MW Glyn Rhonwy Pumped-Storage

09/29/2014

Wales developer Quarry Battery Co. announced its Snowdonia Pumped Hydro unit has received 3 million pounds (US$4.8 million) in private funding for initial work at the 49.9-MW Glyn Rhonwy Pumped-Storage project near Llanberis in Wales.

ArcelorMittal supplies steel to 11,200-MW Belo Monte hydro project

09/25/2014

Global steel and mining firm ArcelorMittal says it is supplying 50,000 tons of steel for the 11,200-MW Belo Monte hydroelectric project in Brazil.


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