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Latest Dam Safety News

Pacific Gas & Electric seeks deputy chief dam safety engineer

01/22/2013

California-based Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (NYSE: PCG) seeks applications from candidates to serve as deputy chief dam safety engineer for dams and related facilities in the utility's hydroelectric system.

Nguyen Tan Dung

Vietnamese prime minister calls for improvements to country's dam safety evaluations

01/17/2013

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked Vietnam's various authorities to evaluate all of the country's hydroelectric projects in order to increase its dam safety, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Nguyen Tan Dung

Vietnamese prime minister calls for improvements to country's dam safety evaluations

01/17/2013

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked Vietnam's various authorities to evaluate all of the country's hydroelectric projects in order to increase its dam safety, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Hoover Dam

Reclamation addresses dam safety at 2,078-MW Hoover

01/15/2013

Deficiencies identified in a recent U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection of Hoover Dam are causing the Department of Reclamation to take "aggressive steps" in addressing them, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Hoover Dam

Reclamation addresses dam safety at 2,078-MW Hoover

01/15/2013

Deficiencies identified in a recent U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection of Hoover Dam are causing the Department of Reclamation to take "aggressive steps" in addressing them, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Indonesia seeks consultants to prepare dam safety plans

01/14/2013

The government of Indonesia invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare emergency action plans for 24 dams.

Indonesia seeks consultants to prepare dam safety plans

01/14/2013

The government of Indonesia invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare emergency action plans for 24 dams.

Deval Patrick

Massachusetts governor to decide on dam safety improvement bill

01/09/2013

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is considering a bill recently approved by the state's legislature that would help improve dam safety.

Deval Patrick

Massachusetts governor to decide on dam safety improvement bill

01/09/2013

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is considering a bill recently approved by the state's legislature that would help improve dam safety.

What's In Store for Hydro Power in 2013?

01/09/2013

This is one of those questions that you really need a crystal ball to answer. Hydropower is a dynamic industry that is constantly growing and changing. So what is on the horizon for this industry as we ring in 2013?

What's In Store for Hydro Power in 2013?

01/09/2013

This is one of those questions that you really need a crystal ball to answer. Hydropower is a dynamic industry that is constantly growing and changing. So what is on the horizon for this industry as we ring in 2013?

Massachussets legislature approves plan to improve dam safety

01/02/2013

The Massachusetts legislature has approved a US$17 million allocation that will pay for the repair or removal of unsafe, abandoned or useless dams, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Massachussets legislature approves plan to improve dam safety

01/02/2013

The Massachusetts legislature has approved a US$17 million allocation that will pay for the repair or removal of unsafe, abandoned or useless dams, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Albania seeks rehabilitation, modernization of 14 dams

12/28/2012

Albania's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Protection invites expressions of interest from consultants to supervise rehabilitation and modernization of 14 dams during 2013 and 2014.

U.S. seeks firms able to perform dam safety work at Mormon Island Dam

12/27/2012

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on firms able to perform dam safety civil work including an overlay of Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam, part of the 198.72-MW Folsom Dam project on California's American River.

SN Aboitiz earns OHSAS certification for work at Philippines' 105-MW Ambuklao hydroelectric complex

12/13/2012

The Philippines' 105-MW Ambuklao hydropower plant has received a confirmation of certification standard from the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) for successfully meeting a number of standards.

France's EDF awards contract for concrete repairs at Chambon Dam

12/10/2012

Electricite de France (EDF) has awarded a contract to Bouygues Travaux Publics Regions France to rehabilitate concrete at the Chambon Dam on the Romanche River in eastern France.

60-MW Aguacate hydropower facility online after five-year rehab

12/07/2012

The Dominican Republic’s state-run hydropower utility, Egehid, brought its 60-MW Aguacate hydroelectric facility online today after an extensive rebuild that took the unit out of service for five years.

Ethiopia seeks embankment dam expert for dam safety panel

12/07/2012

Ethiopia's Ministry of Water and Energy invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as an international expert in embankment dam design and monitoring.

Several missing after collapse at Cambodia's 120-MW Stung Atay hydropower plant

12/03/2012

The partial collapse of Cambodia's 120-MW Stung Atay hydropower project has left several workers missing and four presumed to have drowned, HydroWorld.com has learned.

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