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    Corps awards contract for engineering services at Wolf Creek, Center Hill dams


    Terracon Consultants Inc. has won a US$5 million contract for geotechnical engineering services from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, primarily at the 270-MW Wolf Creek Dam in Kentucky and 135-MW Center Hill Dam in Tennessee.

    Alkali-aggregate reactions make Mactaquac hydropower project's future unclear


    Faulty concrete is forcing Canadian utility NB Power to evaluate the long-term viability of its 672-MW Mactaquac hydroelectric plant, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    Emagineered Solutions seeks international partners for gravity dam repair system


    Emagineered Solutions, Inc. is looking for qualified international partners to serve as licensed distributors of its CYLutions concrete gravity dam waterstop repair system.

    JW Fishers introduces new low-cost transponder for underwater work


    A new line of low-cost acoustic transponders and an interrogator from JW Fishers could help make underwater work for hydroelectric project owners, operators and developers easier, the Massachusetts-based manufacturer said.

    Niagara Tunnel completion important piece for Ontario's hydroelectric power supply


    The Ontario government is celebrating following the completion of the Niagara Tunnel Project, which will direct water to the province's 2,000-MW Sir Adam Beck hydropower plant.

    U.S. seeks bids for dam safety civil construction at Mormon Island Dam


    The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids for dam safety civil construction including an overlay of Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam, part of the 198.72-MW Folsom Dam hydroelectric project on California's American River.

    Georgia seeks bids to refurbish waterways of 1,250-MW Enguri, 245-Vardnili cascade


    Georgia project operator Engurhesi Ltd. seeks bids for civil works construction to refurbish waterways and to construct a new discharge channel for the 1,250-MW Enguri hydroelectric project and the 245-MW Vardnili hydropower cascade on Georgia's Enguri River.

    Seattle hydro utility seeks coordinator for infrastructure construction


    Seattle City Light invites applications for the position of senior capital projects coordinator for infrastructure construction related to the utility's hydroelectric facilities.

    India's Uri 2 hydropower project finally nears completion


    The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) is hoping to commission its 240-MW Uri 2 hydropower plant by the end of the month, the Indian utility said.

    Albania seeks dam safety program for three hydroelectric projects


    Korporata Elektroenergjetike Shqiptare (KESH) invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop a dam safety program and emergency preparedness plans for the 500-MW Fierze, 600-MW Komani, and the 250-MW Vau i Dejes hydroelectric projects on Albania's Drin River.

    Sediment kills thousands of fish downstream from Switzerland's Punt dal Gall Dam


    Sedimentation released through the Punt dal Gall dam is being blamed killing thousands of trout and other aquatic wildlife in Switzerland's Spoel River, HydroWorld.com has learned.



    Greene leaving hydropower project operator TVA

    Dam Safety & Security


    Reclamation plans work at Mormon Island, Stampede dams

    Monitoring Environmental Effects of Hydro Projects in Canada


    Construction and operation of hydroelectric projects naturally involves effects to the nearby environment. In Canada, a number of parameters must be monitored to evaluate the effectiveness of mitigation and compensation measures undertaken by project owners.

    Improving Debris Management at Lake Lynn Dam


    Personnel safety, cost, efficiency and effectiveness were all determining factors when the operators of Lake Lynn Dam and its associated 51.2-MW powerhouse sought a solution to improve debris management practices. The new solution has prevented mechanical failures and reduction in spillway capacity.

    Hydro Currents


    House subcommittee reviews two hydro development resolutions

    Iran begins construction of 1,500-MW Bakhtiari Dam project


    Construction of the massive Bakhtiari Dam is now officially under way thanks to an inauguration of the project by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad earlier this week.

    Pakistan seeks bathymetric equipment for underwater surveying of Punjab State dams


    The Irrigation and Power Department of Pakistan's Punjab State seeks bids to supply bathymetric equipment for underwater surveying in reservoirs of dams in Punjab State.

    ASCE gives America's dams "D" grade


    A report released by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gives America's dams an overall grade of D.

    Geotechnical survey sought by U.S. at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform geotechnical survey work at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

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