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AES awards contract for underground work at Alto Maipo hydroelectric plant

04/17/2014

A group comprised of Norway's Multiconsult, Skava of Chile and Amberg of Switzerland has been awarded a contract to provide owners engineer services for underground works at the 531-MW Alto Maipo hydroelectric project in Chile.

Wanapum Dam

Modified fish ladders working, Grant PUD says

04/17/2014

Modifications to the Wanapum and Rock Island Dam fish ladders appear to be successful, according to initial results reported by the Grant County Public Utilities District.

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ASDSO, ASCE meet with Alabama officials to discuss dam safety bill

04/16/2014

Experts from the Association of State Dam Safety Officials and the American Society of Civil Engineers met with officials from Alabama to discuss the implementation of a state dam safety program.

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Floods affecting northeastern dams, hydropower plants

04/16/2014

Flooding along the central New York/Pennsylvania border is causing concern for dam and hydropower project operators.

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French utility awards contracts for small hydro project construction

04/15/2014

French utility Synergie Maurienne has awarded three contracts for the construction of the 3.2-MW Encombres a Saint la Porte small hydropower plant in the Savoy region.

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India's NHPC revives pre-qualifying to construct 800-MW Tawang 2 hydro project

04/15/2014

India's NHPC Ltd. invites applications for pre-qualification to construct civil works of the 800-MW Tawang 2 hydroelectric project in India's Arunachal Pradesh State.

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U.S. seeks concrete demolition, replacement at 517.8-MW Garrison Dam

04/14/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for demolition and replacement of spillway chute slab and stilling basin concrete as well as joint and subdrain repairs at 517.8-MW Garrison Dam on the Missouri River in North Dakota.

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U.S. extends bidding for fall protection upgrade at 1,780-MW Dalles Dam

04/11/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to upgrade the fall protection system at 1,780-MW Dalles Dam on the Columbia River.

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Canada utility qualifies civil works constructors for 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

04/10/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro invites applications for qualification to construct the main civil works of the 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

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Grant PUD narrows causes of Wanapum Dam fracture

04/10/2014

The foundation below Wanapum Dam was not a factor in creating the fracture on the structure's pier monolith No. 4, Grant County Public Utilities District has determined.

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NYPA selects contractors for work at Niagara hydropower project

04/09/2014

The New York Power Authority has awarded a pair of contracts worth US$20 million for work on the company's Niagara hydropower project.

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Malawi seeks design for rehabilitation of Kamuzu Dam, evaluation for Kamuzu Dam 2

04/09/2014

The government of Malawi invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform detailed design and bid preparation for rehabilitation and raising of Kamuzu Dam as well as dam evaluation for Kamuzu Dam 2.

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Hydroelectric projects, dams could be win-win for Pakistan

04/08/2014

Pakistan's hydroelectric power operators could be significantly vulnerable to climate change given the country's significant lack of water storage capacity, according to a report published by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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U.S. seeks firms able to perform hydropower, pumping plant engineering

04/07/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of providing hydroelectric power and pumping plant engineering, design, and analysis services.

La Joie Dam

Canada utility seeks dam safety reviews of three dams, hydro projects

04/04/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to conduct dam safety reviews at three dams, including sites of two hydro projects, in its Bridge River generating system in British Columbia.

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Hydroelectric power continues to play important role in Latin American energy mix, WEC says

04/04/2014

A recent report from the World Energy Council emphasizes hydroelectric power's role in helping Latin America and the Caribbean meet an increasing demand for energy.

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Endesa Chile increases funding of 150-MW Los Condores hydropower plant

04/03/2014

Endesa Chile has announced a US$661.5 million loan to build its new 150-MW Los Condores hydropower plant, the power generator announced earlier this week.

Trimble Dam

U.S. seeks firms for scour repair at three hydro projects on Arkansas' McClellan-Kerr system

04/03/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of performing scour damage repair at dams of three hydro projects on the Corps' McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.

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NPC completes underwater work at Agus 6 hydroelectric plant

04/03/2014

Operations have resumed at the 200-MW Agus 6 hydropower plant after the Philippines' National Power Corp. finished plugging a leak in the dam's blow-off pipe.

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Investigation of cracked Wanapum Dam monolith pier continues

04/02/2014

A team has completed drilling six investigative holes into Wanapum Dam's spillway pier monolith No. 4 as the Grant County Public Utilities District continues its examining a fracture found earlier this year.

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