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U.S. seeks fishway temperature improvements at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

05/27/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for construction of structures to provide fishway temperature improvements at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington. 

Two workers die in “landslide” at Hamzadere Dam Irrigation System in Turkey

05/27/2015

Two construction workers died as the result of a landslide and additional workers were injured on May 22 at the construction site of the Hamzadere Dam Irrigation System in the Ipsala district of Edirne, Turkey. Edirne is in the northwestern-most part of the Turkey near its border with Greece.  

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Global hydroelectric power could double by 2050, WEC report says

05/21/2015

Global hydroelectric power capacity could double to 2,000 GW by 2050 or sooner, according to a report released this week by the World Energy Council.

A US$1.8 million river bank stabilization in Folsom, Calif., is part of a US$900 million spillway project

05/18/2015

In a press release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), the organization’s Sacramento District awarded a US$1.8 million contract to Newland Entities Inc., of Marysville, Calif., to stabilize 400 feet of the American River’s right bank using 32-foot-long rock bolts.  

French utility seeks construction of 2.2-MW Fontenau hydro project

05/15/2015

French local utility Energies Services Lavaur (ESL) seeks bids to equip and construct the 2.2-MW Fontenau hydroelectric project adjacent to a weir on the Agout River at Lavaur.

Report: Hydropower essential to Canadian economy

05/14/2015

Hydroelectric power remains a key driver for the Canadian economy, according to a new report released by the Canadian Hydropower Association in conjunction with its 2015 Forum on Hydropower in Ottawa.

Corps seeks firms for construction on dams, other facilities in Snake River Basin area

05/05/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small firms able to provide repair, maintenance and construction services at Corps dams and other facilities in the Pacific Northwest.

Corps pre-qualifies firms for engineering surveys of dams, other facilities in eastern U.S.

05/04/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites applications for pre-qualification to perform engineering field surveys of civil works projects in the Corps' Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.

Low-head dam safety includes signage, awareness and possible removal

05/04/2015

As the number of people attracted to water recreational opportunities at low-head dams will increase in the U.S. during the coming summer months, water-related accidents and deaths are inevitable.  

NHA recognizes five companies as Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters

05/04/2015

Five companies have been recognized by the National Hydropower Association as recipients of its Outstanding Stewards of America's Water awards program for positive excellence in recreational, historical, environmental or educational value.

Pakistan again extends pre-qualification for civil works at 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydro project

04/28/2015

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has further extended the pre-qualification deadline for major civil works construction of the 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Indus River.

Corps seeks firms for architect-engineer work in Northwestern Division

04/28/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to provide integrated architect and engineering services for Corps facilities including hydropower projects in the Corps' Northwestern Division.

DR Congo seeks sedimentology, pricing, intake capacity studies for 4,800-MW Inga 3 Basse Chute hydro project

04/23/2015

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop a sedimentology study, an electricity pricing study and an intake capacity study of the proposed 4,800-MW Inga Basse Chute hydroelectric project on the Congo River in the DRC.

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

04/13/2015

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

04/09/2015

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

04/08/2015

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

03/23/2015

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

03/20/2015

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.

03/19/2015

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

03/18/2015

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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