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Norway city seeks dam safety work at Benna Dam hydropower project


The municipality of Trondheim seeks bids to perform dam safety civil work at its Benna Dam hydropower project.

Rwanda's 80-MW Rusumo Falls hydropower project receives $113 million


The board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has allocated a total of US $113 million to the Rusumo Falls hydropower project, siphoned from the African Development Fund and the Nigeria Trust Funfd, as well as from the Sustainable Energy for All division of the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund.

U.S. seeks firms to modify fish collection channel at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to modify a juvenile fish collection channel at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

NHA extends deadline for Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters awards to December 13


The National Hydropower Association has extended the nomination period for its annual Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters Awards program to Dec. 13, 2013.

Liberia seeks dam, powerhouse rehabilitation at 60- to 80-MW Mount Coffee hydro project


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

One injured during fires at Reclamation's Grand Coulee hydropower project


A fire inside the John W. Keys III Pump Generating Plant at Grand Coulee Dam has hospitalized one worker and caused another to be treated for smoke inhalation, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said.

Saudi Fund increases financing for Pakistan's Golen Gol hydropower plant


The Saudi Fund for Development has announced its plan to provide another US$57 million for the 106-MW Golen Gol hydropower project being developed by Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority.

U.S. sets new bid date for electrical equipment at 2,160-MW John Day hydro project


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has set a new bidding deadline for supply of electrical equipment to 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

Corps sets industry day for cut-off wall civil work at Melvin Price Locks and Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a construction industry day to discuss plans to construct a seepage cut-off wall at Melvin Price Locks and Dam on the Mississippi River near Alton, Ill.

Obayashi wins contract for Nam Ngiep dam project


Japanese construction company Obayashi has been awarded a contract to provide civil engineering works for the 288 MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower project in Laos.

Muskrat Falls construction to create thousands of jobs


Canada's 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project could create an average of 1,500 jobs in more than 70 trades through each year of its construction, developer Nalcor Energy said.

Venezuela seeks environmental, emergency plan training for 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project


Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) invites expressions of interest from consultants to train staff in hydro-meteorological and limnological monitoring and in emergency response and environmental education for the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project on Venezuela's Caroni River.

U.S. surveys contractors on RCC work for 135-MW Center Hill Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a request for information from contractors capable of constructing a roller-compacted-concrete berm to reinforce an earthen saddle dam at 135-MW Center Hill Dam in Tennessee.

Deep Trekker unveils underwater work ROV unit


Canadian manufacturer Deep Trekker Inc. has introduced a new remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that could have underwater work applications for hydropower project operators.



Reclamation names new managers for two regions

Keokuk Energy Center: Harnessing the Power of the Mississippi


As the largest hydroelectric station on the Mississippi River and the site of a number of firsts for the industry, the Keokuk Energy Center in Iowa has been making history since it began operating in 1913. Keokuk is the latest inductee to the Hydro Hall of Fame.

RusHydro begins spillway replacement at 30-MW Yegorlykskaya hydro plant


Russian conglomerate JSC RusHydro has begun constructing a new spillway at its 30-MW Yegorkykskaya hydropower plant as part of a rehabilitation and modernization effort at its projects along the Kuban River.

U.S. seeks barrier screens, stoplogs for 980-MW McNary Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply vertical barrier screen mesh panels for 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

Austria utility seeks tunnel rehab at 9.58-MW Opponitz


Vienna utility Wien Energie GmbH seeks bids for tunnel rehab at the 9.58-MW Opponitz hydroelectric project on Austria's Ybbs River.

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