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Reclamation releases final reports on Shasta Dam raise

07/30/2015

The future of a proposal to raise California's Shasta Dam by as much as 18.5 feet is once again in question, following the release of two reports by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation earlier this week.

Lebanon seeks firms for construction of Bisri Dam

07/30/2015

The government of Lebanon invites applications for pre-qualification to construct Bisri Dam, a water supply dam in Lebanon.

Fast Track Approach to Design and Construction at Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

07/27/2015

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and hydroelectric project is located 700 km northeast of the capital city Addis Abeba, in the Benishangul--Gumaz region of Ethiopia, along the Blue Nile River. When it is completed, with its concrete volume of 10.2 million m3, GERD will feature the largest dam in Africa.

Niger seeks management structure for 125-MW Kandadji Dam hydro project

07/23/2015

The government of Niger invites expressions of interest to determine a management structure for the 125-MW Kandadji Dam hydroelectric project on the Niger River.

Lesotho seeks design, supervision of Polihali Dam, studies of 1,200-MW Kobong Pumped-Storage, conventional hydro

07/16/2015

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) seeks design and supervision of Polihali Dam, economic studies and development arrangements for the 1,200-MW Kobong Pumped-Storage project, and feasibility studies for conventional hydropower projects in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP).

Pakistan state seeks bids to build 48-MW Jaggran 2 hydro project

07/09/2015

Pakistan's Azad-Jammu-Kashmir State (AJK) seeks bids to build the 48-MW Jaggran 2 hydroelectric project on an engineering-procurement-construction basis. 

U.S. seeks firms for civil works design of dams, water facilities

07/09/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform civil works design on a range of dams, other water resources structures and other facilities in the western U.S. 

India developer seeks construction of 2,000-MW Subansiri Lower hydro project

06/25/2015

India's NHPC Ltd. seeks bids to construct civil works of the powerhouse complex of the 2,000-MW Subansiri Lower hydroelectric project on the Subansiri River in India's Arunachal Pradesh State. 

Macedonia seeks repair of flood-damaged Pishica Dam

06/18/2015

Macedonia's agriculture and water agency seeks bids to repair the flood-damaged Pishica Dam at Probishtip, Macedonia.

USAID awards contract for Diamer Bhasha hydroelectric plant technical reviews

06/15/2015

The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded a US$5.9 million contract to Mott MacDonald Inc. to perform a technical engineering review and upgrade plans for Pakistan's proposed 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydropower project.

Dawnus to perform main civil works rehab at Liberia's 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric project

06/11/2015

UK-based construction firm Dawnus International Ltd. has signed a US$62 million contract to construct main civil works associated with the reconstruction of Liberia's 64-MW Mount Coffee hydropower plant.

Lebanon seeks environmental-social panel for construction of Bisri Dam

06/10/2015

The government of Lebanon invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve on a Panel of Environmental and Social Experts to oversee construction of Bisri Dam, a water supply dam, and associated infrastructure in Lebanon.

Jamaica seeks studies, design to rehabilitate Hermitage Dam

06/03/2015

Jamaica's National Water Commission invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare studies, final designs and bidding documents for the rehabilitation of Hermitage Dam in Jamaica. 

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.

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