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U.S. agency seeks bids to review fisheries, flow studies of 600-MW Susitna-Watana hydro project


The National Marine Fisheries Service seeks bids to help review fisheries and flow studies for the proposed 600-MW Susitna-Watana hydroelectric in Alaska and to study juvenile salmon habitat on glacial rivers.

Canada hydro utility seeks drafting services for engineering design


Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to provide drafting services to support its Engineering Design Departments in British Columbia on an as-needed basis. 

Nalcor selects preferred contractor for 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydropower project


Nalcor Energy has selected firm Barnard-Pennecon JV Ltd. as the preferred contractor for the construction of the north and south dams at the 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydropower project.

USSD workshops set for November in Oakland


The United States Society on Dams 2015 Fall Workshop conference and training event is scheduled for Nov. 2-4, in Oakland, Calif. The workshops will address important issues faced by U.S. and international dam engineering professionals.  

Corps seeks engineering design, planning for civil, military work in West


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites applications for qualification from architect-engineering firms to provide design and planning services for civil and military works and other services in the western U.S. 

Italy hydro developer seeks construction of Barghe hydro project


Italian hydropower developer Iniziative Bresciane S.p.A. seeks bids for civil and hydraulic works to construct the Barghe hydroelectric project at Barghe, Italy.

Uganda signs US$95 million agreement to develop 44.7-MW Muzizi hydroelectric project


Germany’s state controlled KFW Development Bank, the French Development Agency (AFD) and the government of Uganda, signed a US$95 million agreement this week to construct the 44.7-MW Muzizi hydroelectric project on the Muzizi River in the district of Kibaale, which borders the Ndaiga and Hoima districts in western Uganda. 

Bulgaria seeks design, preparation, supervision to build Yadenitsa Dam


Bulgaria utility Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania EAD (NEK) seeks bids for design, document preparation and construction supervision of Yadenitsa Dam on Bulgaria's Yadenitsa River. 

DR Congo seeks engineers, specialists to help develop 4,800-MW Inga 3 Basse Chute hydro project


The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from engineers and other specialists to help develop the 4,800-MW Inga 3 Basse Chute hydroelectric project on the Congo River in the DRC.

Niger seeks lender's engineer to monitor 125-MW Kandadji Dam hydro project


The government of Niger again invites expressions of interest to serve as lender's engineer to monitor construction of the 125-MW Kandadji Dam hydroelectric project on the Niger River.

BC Hydro awards contract for Site C hydropower project site preparation


Canadian utility BC Hydro has awarded a contract to Morgan Construction and Environmental Ltd. for preparation activities on the 1,100-MW Site C hydropower project's north bank.

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Sudan releases plans to add 500 MW of hydroelectric capacity by 2020


Sudan has approved the Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity for Enhancing Electricity Power Service plan, a document detailing how to increase hydroelectric power generation in the country from 1,500 MW to 2,000 MW by 2020. 

Reclamation releases final reports on Shasta Dam raise


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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. 

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