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Nalcor Energy awards contract for construction of Muskrat Falls hydropower project civil works


Italian contractor Astaldi has been a contract worth about US$962 million for the construction of major civil works for Canada's 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project.

NB Power hires group to evaluate future of 672-MW Mactaquac hydropower plant


Canadian utility NB Power has sought the services of a group of internationally recognized scientists in determining future options for its 672-MW Mactaquac hydropower project.

Is dam removal really an environmental panacea?


We report on dam removal fairly regularly on, as part of our commitment to bring you comprehensive news on the hydroelectric power industry. Avoiding this particular subset of the industry, despite the overt negative connotations, would be an obvious oversight. Dam removal happens, and we need to talk about it.

Kenya reissues call for Thwake water resources project, seeks Thika Dam project work


Kenya water agencies reissued a call for consultants to review design and supervise construction of the Thwake multi-purpose water resources project and issued a new call to supervise construction of works related to Thika Dam.

Eletrobras proactive in engaging public about Garabi, Panambi hydroelectric plants


Perhaps trying to avoid public outcry caused by other large hydropower projects being constructed in Brazil, state-run utility Eletrobras recently held a meeting to discuss its proposed Garabi and Panambi hydroelectric plants.

Guinea revives call for study, design of 90-MW Fomi hydro project


Guinea's rural engineering directorate invites expressions of interest to update a feasibility study and to perform design and tender preparation for construction of the 90-MW Fomi hydroelectric project in the upper Niger River Basin.

Liberia seeks site rehabilitation work at 60- to 80-MW Mount Coffee hydro project


The government of Liberia invites applications for post-qualification and bids to perform site rehabilitation work at the 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric project in Liberia.

TVA announces record hydroelectric power production in FY 2013


The Tennessee Valley Authority broke its 40-year old record for electricity generated within a fiscal year, TVA announced following the close of the 2013 fiscal year on September 30.

Corps awards civil construction services for works in 17 state area


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract valued between US$1-4 million for to Limno-Tech Inc. for architectural-engineering services in its Chicago, Great Lakes and Ohio River divisions.

Mexico seeks comments on tender to build 244-MW Chicoasen 2 hydro project


Mexican utility Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) seeks comments from prospective bidders on a proposed solicitation to construct the 244-MW Chicoasen 2 hydroelectric project on Mexico's Grijalva River.

Knight Construction wins award for Fall Creek Dam gate rehabilitation


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$2.1 million contract to Knight Construction & Supply Co. for tainter gate rehabilitation at the Fall Creek Dam in Oregon.

Brayman wins Corps contract for civil construction at Charleroi Locks and Dam


Brayman Construction Corporation has been awarded a US$15.2 million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for civil construction of an emptying basin for Charleroi Locks and Dam on the Monongahela River at Charleroi, Pa.

Abide International wins award for New Hogan Dam gate retrofitting


Abide International has won a US$6.7 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to retrofit spillway gates at New Hogan Dam on the Calaveras River in central California.

Canada utility seeks information on spillway work for W.A.C. Bennett Dam


Canada utility BC Hydro seeks information from contractors on a draft solicitation for rehabilitation of a spillway chute at W.A.C. Bennett Dam, site of the 2,730-MW G.M. Shrum hydroelectric project.

Hydro-Quebec seeks bids to build dam for 395-MW Romaine 3 hydroelectric project


Canadian utility Hydro-Quebec seeks bids to build a dam and other civil works for the 395-MW Romaine 3 hydroelectric project on the Romaine River in Canada's Quebec Province.

India firm restarts qualification for turnkey construction of 66-MW Loktak Downstream hydro project


India hydro developer Loktak Downstream Hydroelectric Corp. Ltd. (LDHC) has restarted its invitation for pre-qualification for turnkey construction of the 66-MW Loktak Downstream hydroelectric project in India's Manipur State.

Baltimore Hydraulics wins contract for gate hoist rehab work at 10-MW Fontenelle hydropower plant


The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a contract to Baltimore Hydraulics Inc. to refurbish radial spillway gate hoists at the 10-MW Fontenelle Dam on the Green River in Wyoming.

U.S. further extends bid date for dam safety cutoff wall at East Branch Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers set another bid deadline for dam safety work to construct a deep cutoff wall at East Branch Dam on the East Branch Clarion River in Pennsylvania.

HydroVision International 2014 call for abstracts deadline extended


The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines have extended the HydroVision International 2014 call for abstracts following a surge in interest from those interested in presenting technical papers or participating on panel presentations.

Turkey utility seeks civil works, electro-mechanical equipment for 409.4-MW Pervari Dam hydro project


A unit of Turkish hydro developer Enerjisa seeks bids to provide civil works and hydro-mechanical works as well as electro-mechanical equipment for the 409.4-MW Pervari Dam hydroelectric project on Turkey's Botan River.

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