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RusHydro commissions 100-MW Gotsatlinskaya hydroelectric project


The 100-MW Gotsatlinskaya hydropower project on the Avarskoye Koisu River in Dagestan has been commissioned and permitted to sell electricity to the wholesale market, according to Russian energy giant RusHydro.

India developer extends construction call for 2,000-MW Subansiri Lower hydro project


India's NHPC Ltd. has extended the deadline for 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.

Guinea increases generating capacity with US$526 million 240-MW Kaleta hydroelectric facility


On Sept. 28, Guinea state-owned utility Electricite de Guinee commissioned the 240-MW Kaleta hydroelectric facility on the Konkoure River in west central Guinea, about 87 miles from the capital city of Conarky. Chinese state-owned China International Water & Electric Corp. (CIWEC) constructed the US$526 million scheme, which the company says has an average annual generating capacity of 965 million kWh.  

Agile Infrastructure wins Corps contract for hydropower plant, dam rehab in South Atlantic Division


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a maximum $45 million contract to Agile Infrastructure Services LLC for construction, rehabilitation and other work at hydropower plants, dams and other facilities in its South Atlantic Division.

Chilhowee Reservoir drawdown to inspect seepage at 44-MW Chilhowee hydroelectric project


Project owner Brookfield Smoky Mountain Hydropower LLC (BSMH) is drawing down Chilhowee Reservoir, part of the 44-MW Chilhowee hydroelectric facility, to investigate seepage at the Chilhowee Dam on the Little Tennessee River in Blount and Monroe counties, Tenn.  

Ibama denies building permit for Brazil's 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower plant


Brazil's Institute of the Environment and Natural Resources (Ibama), has denied an operating license for the controversial 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower project, saying its developers had not yet met conditions required for approval.

Corps awards contract for civil works projects at Savannah District hydropower plants


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a maximum $9.5 million contract to LG2 Environmental Solutions Inc. to provide planning, environmental and engineering services at hydropower projects, dams and other facilities in its Savannah District.

Macedonia awards repair contract for damaged Pishica Dam


Macedonia's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy has awarded a US$1 million contract to DGTT Trans Met DOO to repair the flood-damaged Pishica Dam in Probishtip.

Afghans seek civil engineer to oversee substation rehab at 100-MW Naghlu hydro project


Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as supervisor civil engineer to oversee rehabilitation of a 110-kilovolt transmission substation at the 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric project on Afghanistan's Kabul River.

Corps extends call for engineering design, planning for civil, military work in West


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for 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.

250-ton rock threatens the 1,312-MW Glen Canyon hydroelectric project powerhouse


The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation reports a 50-feet high by 30-feet wide by 4-feet thick slab of Navajo Sandstone weighing an estimated 250 tons (500,000 pounds) is beginning to separate from the Glen Canyon wall. The slab is a direct threat to the 1,312-MW Glen Canyon hydroelectric project powerhouse at the foot of the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River. 

U.S. seeks temperature control curtain below 154-MW J.F. Carr hydro project


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to construct a temperature control curtain in Whiskeytown Reservoir, downstream from the 154-MW Judge Francis (J.F.) Carr hydroelectric project near Redding, Calif.

DR Congo extends call for engineers, specialists for 4,800-MW Inga 3 Basse Chute hydro project


The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has extended the deadline for 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.

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Salini Impregilo inks US$575 million EPC contract for Georgian 280-MW Nenskra hydroelectric project


Salini Impregilo announced it has signed a US$575 million engineering, procurement and construction contract to design and construct portions of the 280-MW Nenskra hydroelectric project on the Nenskra River in the Svaneti district of Northwest Georgia. 

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.