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04/24/2014

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

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04/24/2014

News about recent job changes in the hydro industry for April 2014

Optimizing Generation: Removing Sediment at Monroe Street Dam

04/23/2014

To deal with heavy debris build-up at Monroe Street Dam in 2012, Avista Utilities worked to remove and relocate large rocks and sediment from the dam's intake screens, ensuring optimal flow and steady generating capacity.

From the Boardroom: Marc Gerken, American Municipal Power

04/23/2014

American Municipal Power is paving the way in new hydroelectric development in the U.S., with four projects under construction that will add more than 300 MW of capacity. Read on to learn why the company believes hydropower is the way to go.

Canton Lake Dam

U.S. seeks spillway channel excavation at Canton Lake Dam

04/23/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform the remaining excavation that will allow flows into a new auxiliary spillway at Canton Lake Dam on the North Canadian River in Oklahoma.

Coca Coda Sinclair Hydropower Project

EPC contractor selects SediCon for Coca Coda Sinclair hydro project desanders

04/23/2014

Equipment manufacturer SediCon has been contracted to provide desanding units for Ecuador's 1,500-MW Coca Codo Sinclair hydroelectric plant.

Burundi Map

World Bank provides loan for Burundi hydropower plants

04/23/2014

The World Bank has approved a US$100 million grant to the Republic of Burundi for the construction of two hydropower plants along the Jiji and Mulembwe rivers.

Hydro Currents

04/23/2014

The latest hydroelectric power news and information for April 2014

Isabella Dam

Corps awards contract for Isabella Dam stone processing, testing

04/21/2014

Santos Excavation Inc. has been awarded a US$823,075 contract to perform stone processing and aggregate testing at the site of the Isabella Dam on California's Kern River.

Keeyask Hydropower Plant

Canada utility seeks civil engineering for dams, other facilities

04/21/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for a broad range of civil engineering services to its dams, hydroelectric projects and other facilities in Manitoba.

Chile Flag

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.

Alabama Map

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.

France Map

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.

Tawang 2 Hydropower Project Map

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.

Garrison Dam

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.

Dalles Dam

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.

Site C Hydropower Project

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.

Wanapum Dam

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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