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2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference program available online now

12/16/2014

The conference program for the 2015 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference is now available online, giving industry members a sneak peek of everything the three-day event has to offer.

Mozambique seeks Limpopo Basin water project, study of Mapai Dam

12/11/2014

Mozambique seeks firms for design and development of a large-scale water infrastructure project in the Limpopo River Basin as well as a feasibility study of a multi-purpose dam at Mapai in that basin.

BC Hydro extends site preparation call for 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

12/08/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro has extended the deadline for bids 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.

Morocco extends deadline to pre-qualify for 350-MW Abdelmoumen pumped-storage

12/01/2014

Morocco utility Office National de l'Electricite et de l'Eau Potable (ONEE) has extended the deadline of applications for pre-qualification for turnkey construction of the 350-MW Abdelmoumen pumped-storage project on Morocco's Issen River (Oued Issen). Responses now are due December 19. 

U.S. seeks concrete saw cutting for bulkhead system at Ohio River's Emsworth Dam

11/26/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform concrete saw cutting of new maintenance bulkhead recesses at the Corps' Emsworth Locks and Dam on the Ohio River just downstream from Pittsburgh.

Chinese firm signs EPC deal for Ghana's 60-MW Hemang hydropower plant

11/21/2014

Ghana's Ministry of Energy and Petroleum has signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract with the China International Water & Electric Corporation for the development of a 60 MW hydropower project in Ghana.

Dispute over Guatemala's Pojom hydro project sparks violence

11/20/2014

A dispute over the construction of the 25-MW Pojom hydroelectric project has left at least two people dead and several injured, local media have reported.

BC Hydro seeks site preparation for 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

11/19/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids 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.

Morocco pre-qualifies builders for 350-MW Abdelmoumen pumped-storage

11/17/2014

Morocco utility Office National de l'Electricite et de l'Eau Potable (ONEE) invites applications for pre-qualification for turnkey construction of the 350-MW Abdelmoumen pumped-storage project on Morocco's Issen River (Oued Issen).

U.S. seeks work on hydro, dams, other sites in Southeast

11/14/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for construction, rehabilitation and other work at hydroelectric projects, dams, and other facilities in its South Atlantic Division.

Completion of 14.8-MW Lunzua, Zambia, small hydro rehabilitation part of US$650 million project

11/13/2014

In Lunzua, Northern Province, Zambia, operation of the US$51 million 14.8-MW Lunzua small hydro project will end part one of a three-phase, US$650 million construction and rehabilitation program to provide electricity to the province’s increasing population. 

Austria utility seeks construction of 16.3-MW Graz hydropower project

11/13/2014

Austria regional utility Energie Steiermark seeks bids to construct the 16.3-MW Graz hydropower project on Austria's Mur River.

Corps seeks firms for planning, design of civil construction works

11/11/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small firms able to perform planning and design for civil construction works in the Corps' Mobile District.

RusHydro, Chinese conglomerates sign deals for conventional, pumped-storage development

11/10/2014

Energy giant RusHydro has announced the signing of two agreements with Chinese businesses that could lead to the development of five hydroelectric power projects in Russia.

WAPDA selects engineering consultant for 1,410-MW Tarbela 4 hydropower plant expansion

11/06/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has awarded a contract to Australian engineering and development consultant SMEC for monitoring and evaluation services of the Tarbela 4 hydropower plant extension.

World Bank seeks consultants to guide Nepal hydropower development

11/05/2014

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consulting firms to help implement the Nepal Sustainable Hydropower Program.

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

11/04/2014

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

CIAA halts Nepal dam design and construction

11/04/2014

Legislative authority to continue dam design and construction on 37.6-MW Kabeli-A, a US$108.6 million run-of-river hydroelectric project in the Panchthar district of eastern Nepal, was stripped by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Nepal’s leading regulatory agency.

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.

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