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French waterways agency extends bidding to refurbish Plancher-Bas Dam

05/20/2014

France's navigable waterways agency, Voies Navigables de France (VNF), has extended the deadline for bids to rehabilitate Plancher-Bas Dam on the Rahin River in France's Haute-Saone Department.

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Rockslide kills five at Vietnam hydropower plant construction site

05/20/2014

Five construction workers are dead and five more are injured following a rockslide at the construction site of a hydropower project in northern Ha Giang province, according to local sources.

Peace River Site C Hydropower Project

Canada utility extends qualifying for civil works of 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

05/20/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro has extended the deadline for 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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World Bank Group approves financing for Nepal's Kabeli-A hydroelectric plant

05/20/2014

The World Bank Group has approved US$84.6 million in financing that will be used to fund Nepal's 37.6-MW Kabeli-A hydroelectric plant.

Dam Safety & Security

05/20/2014

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

Evaluating the Hydropower Benefits of Raising a Dam

05/20/2014

Faced with level restrictions in the reservoir, the El Dorado Irrigation District commissioned a study of its El Dorado Forebay Dam to gain back lost generation from the 20-MW powerhouse. Results indicated a 10-foot raise could increase average annual revenue by 5.7% and emergency water supply by 18 times.

Hydro Currents

05/20/2014

The top hydroelectric power news for May 2014

Replacing an Aged Woodstave Penstock

05/20/2014

The 40-plus-year-old penstock supplying water to the 29-MW Rocky River pumped-storage plant was replaced with a smaller-diameter pipe that actually increases water flow to the plant, boosting power generation.

Corps awards engineering contract for dams, other works in Mississippi Basin region

05/19/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract worth US$9 million to CDG Engineers Architects Planners Inc. to work on dams and other projects in the Mississippi Valley and the Midwest.

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Mozambique seeks hydro-mechanical specialist for Corumana Dam expansion

05/15/2014

Mozambique invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as hydro-mechanical specialist on a project to complete expansion of Corumana Dam on the Sabie River.

Thomson Hydropower Project

Units at Minnesota Power's 72-MW Thomson hydropower plant to be back on line soon

05/15/2014

Generation at Minnesota Power's 72-MW Thomson hydropower plant could resume early this summer, according to an update provided during the company's annual meeting of shareholders earlier this week.

Wanapum Dam

Grant PUD releases initial report on Wanapum Dam fracture

05/14/2014

A mathematical error made during the pre-construction design of Wanapum Dam was the primary contributing factor in creating a spillway fracture discovered earlier this year, Grant County Public Utilities District said.

Casecnan Hydropower Project

U.S. seeks dam safety study of Philippines' 150-MW Casecnan Dam

05/14/2014

The U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corp. (OPIC) seeks proposals for an independent consultant to assess potential dam safety issues at 150-MW Casecnan Dam in the Philippines.

More than just one more meeting

05/13/2014

During the average week, I attend quite a few meetings. This week, I have 15 (admittedly, this is an abnormal week, I do not usually have quite so many meetings).

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Jensen wins contract to construct new diversion dam control structure at Saylorville Dam

05/12/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$9.29 million contract to Jensen Construction Co. to construct a new diversion dam control structure at Iowa's Saylorville Dam.

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India state extends qualifying to build 300-MW Lakhwar hydro project

05/12/2014

State utility Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (UJVNL) has extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to construct the 300-MW Lakhwar multi-purpose hydroelectric project on the Yamuna River in India's Uttarakhand State.

St. John's Bay

EdgeTech unveils new underwater surveying tool

05/12/2014

A new bathymetry system from underwater technology developer EdgeTech allowed the company to map Canada's St. John's Harbor in less than three hours.

Trinidad Dam

U.S. seeks firms for dam monitoring instruments for Colorado's Trinidad Dam

05/08/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to install dam monitoring instrumentation at Trinidad Dam on Colorado's Purgatoire River.

Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant

Liberia again qualifies firms to rehabilitate 60- to 80-MW Mount Coffee hydro project

05/08/2014

The government of Liberia invites applications for pre-qualification to reconstruct the main dam and rehabilitate the powerhouse of the 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric project in Liberia.

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SMUD awards owner's engineer contracts for Iowa Hill pumped-storage project

05/07/2014

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has selected a number of companies to provide owner's engineers services for its proposed 400-MW Iowa Hill pumped-storage hydroelectric plant.

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