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Paraguay seeks bids to construct 206-MW Yguazu hydroelectric project

08/04/2014

Paraguay utility Administracion Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE) seeks bids for civil and hydro-mechanical construction of the 206-MW Yguazu hydroelectric project on Paraguay's border with Argentina and Brazil.

U.S. names nine firms for heavy construction work in U.S. Northeast

08/04/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded contracts to nine firms to provide heavy and civil engineering construction services in its Buffalo District and other areas of the U.S. Northeast.

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Deep Ocean's surface vessels offer new option for dam, hydropower project maintenance and inspection

08/04/2014

Manufacturing and design company Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc. displayed a number of submersible and surface remotely operated vehicles during the recent HydroVision International 2014 Conference and Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn., highlighting their applications in the areas of hydroelectric power and dam safety.

Tunneling complete at Turkey's 104-MW Kargi hydropower plant

08/01/2014

A tunnel boring machine has broken through 7.8 km of rock in preparation for construction of Turkey's 104-MW Kargi hydroelectric plant, manufacture Robbins Co. said.

Zambia seeks consultants for multi-purpose dam planning, small dams design

07/31/2014

The government of Zambia invites expressions of interest to consolidate and update the nation's water resources development planning, to design construction and rehabilitation of at least 100 small dams, and to strengthen Zambia's hydro-meteorological monitoring network.

Jacobs Associates adds to hydroelectric power staff

07/31/2014

Underground design and construction management firm Jacobs Associates continues adding to its pool of hydroelectric power experts with the addition of Robert Filgas, PE, as a senior associate.

Canada utility seeks dam safety review of 55-MW McArthur Falls, 165-MW Seven Sisters

07/31/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to perform dam safety reviews of the 55-MW McArthur Falls and 165-MW Seven Sisters hydroelectric projects in Manitoba.

Niger seeks prime contractor, operational audit for 125-MW Kandadji Dam

07/29/2014

The government of Niger invites expressions of interest to serve as prime contractor and to perform an operational audit of the 125-MW Kandadji Dam hydroelectric project on the Niger River.

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Emagineered Solutions wins contract for Big Bend monolith joint repairs

07/23/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$559,000 contract to Emagineered Solutions Inc. for remedial waterstop repairs in the upstream monolith joints at the 494.3-MW Big Bend hydroelectric project.

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Replacement of Canada's John Hart hydroelectric plant now under way

07/23/2014

The replacement of the 126-MW John Hart hydroelectric plant has begun, following a ceremony that featured British Columbia's Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett.

Deploying an Ice Boom at Jenpeg Generating Station

07/21/2014

During the winter months, production of frazil ice upstream of Jenpeg Generating Station in northern Manitoba has been known to cause operational problems, including the blockage of powerhouse intakes.

Removing Dillsboro Dam: A Wise Decision

07/21/2014

It may seem counterintuitive to remove a dam that impounds water for an operating powerhouse, but for Duke Energy this decision avoided significant costs at its other hydro projects and eliminated lost generation resulting from the installation of bypass flow facilities.

CFD Modeling to Design a Fish Lift Entrance

07/21/2014

A three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics model of the tailrace at Milford Dam indicated there would be no areas approaching the entrance to the new fish lift where flow velocity prevented fish from entering the lift.

Diving In: Creative Repair Solution at Horse Mesa Dam

07/21/2014

When a unit at Salt River Project's 129-MW Horse Mesa project suffered a catastrophic failure, a creative option was needed to repair the unit, whose intake structure is 160 feet below the lake surface. The solution chosen, called "saturation diving," involved using special equipment to replicate living at underwater pressures during the task.

Dam Safety & Security

07/21/2014

Collection of articles covering safety and security of dams and civil structures for July 2014

Oh How Far We've Come!

07/21/2014

As HydroVision International, the world's largest hydropower event, celebrates 20 years, we take a look back to see how far it's come and learn some of the factors that have contributed to its success.

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Raising of California's San Vicente Dam complete

07/18/2014

The San Diego County Water Authority has completed a raise of the San Vicente Dam, adding 152,000 acre-feet of water storage capacity to the reservoir.

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Engineering and design firm AECOM acquires URS Corp.

07/17/2014

Engineering, construction and design firm AECOM has announced it will acquire all outstanding shares of the URS Corporation for US$56.31 per share in cash and stock.

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U.S. seeks dam safety construction at Pine Creek Dam

07/15/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform dam safety civil construction at Pine Creek Dam on Little River in McCurtain County, Okla.

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07/15/2014

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