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06/19/2014

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

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Solomon Islands extends call for developers of 20-MW Tina River hydro project

06/19/2014

The government of the Solomon Islands has extended the deadline for expressions of interest from firms to develop the 20-MW Tina River hydroelectric project on a build-own-operate-transfer basis.

Mechanical Couplings Replace Welding at Canoe Creek

06/18/2014

With its lush greenery and old-growth trees, the Pacific Rim Rainforest is a beautiful place to visit. But it can be a difficult place to work: annual precipitation is among the highest in the world, and the terrain can be steep and uneven.

Studying Net Evaporation from the Eastmain-1 Reservoir

06/18/2014

A first-of-its-kind study of net evaporation at a hydroelectric facility reveals that the project has very little effect on the loss of water to the atmosphere as compared with pre-impoundment conditions.

Viewpoints from the Board Room: Black & Veatch

06/18/2014

Steve Edwards - the new chairman, president and chief executive officer of Black & Veatch - discusses what he sees coming in the future of the hydropower industry in North America and abroad, and the role he sees Black & Veatch playing in that future.

Forrest Kerr: A Profile of Canadian Hydropower Development

06/18/2014

As one of three newly constructed AltaGas projects in the Pacific Northwest, the 195-MW Forrest Kerr hydropower project is set to be commissioned this summer. It is one of the largest single intake run-of-river projects in North America.

What's New at HydroVision International

06/18/2014

Learn about all the great new offerings during HydroVision International 2014 in Nashville

Hydro Currents

06/18/2014

The top hydroelectric power news for June 2014

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

06/17/2014

State utility Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (UJVNL) again 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.

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Venezuela seeks tech support for six-unit rehab at 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

06/16/2014

Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) invites expressions of interest to provide specialized technical support for rehabilitation of six turbine-generators of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project on Venezuela's Caroni River.

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SSNNL receives permission to raise Sardar Sarovar Dam's height

06/13/2014

The Narmada Control Authority has approved plans to raise the dam wall of India's 1,450-MW Sardar Sarovar hydropower project from 400 feet to about 455 feet.

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Bosnia seeks review of design to refurbish, expand 9.4-MW Una Kostela hydro project

06/13/2014

Utility Elektroprivreda of Bosnia and Herzegovina invites expressions of interest from consultants to review preliminary design documentation for refurbishment of the 9.4-MW Una Kostela hydro project and construction of the 6.4-MW Una Kostela Annex in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Bolivia seeks bids to build two-plant, 124-MW San Jose hydro project

06/11/2014

Bolivia utility Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) seeks bids to construct the two-plant, 124-MW San Jose hydroelectric project.

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Hydro Tasmania invites public to take part in company's centennial celebration

06/11/2014

Australian utility Hydro Tasmania has invited the public to help the company celebrate its 100th anniversary.

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Colombia seeks ecological studies, technical evaluation of 2,400-MW Ituango hydro project

06/11/2014

Colombia utility Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform ecological studies and a technical evaluation of the 2,400-MW Ituango hydroelectric project in Colombia.

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FERC seeks dam safety earthquake engineering consultant

06/10/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeks proposals from small businesses to serve as earthquake engineering consultant to FERC's Division of Dam Safety and Inspections.

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Search continues for missing students after Larji Dam discharge

06/10/2014

Rescue work continues along the Beas River in India's Himachal Pradesh after a sudden discharge from the 126-MW Larji hydropower plant washed away up to 25 people Sunday evening.

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Corps awards concrete demolition, replacement contract for 517.8-MW Garrison Dam

06/10/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$1.3 million contract to Kovilic Construction Co. Inc. for the rehabilitation and repair work at the 517.8-MW Garrison Dam on the Missouri River in North Dakota.

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Important HydroVision deadlines are approaching

06/09/2014

We've still got several weeks before reaching what I'd generally consider to be the dog days of summer, but being in a slight doldrums now just a bit over a month until HydroVision International 2014, I thought I'd take a quick second this week just to take care of a few housekeeping items.

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Albania seeks supervision for rehabilitation of 11 dams

06/05/2014

Albania's Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration invites expressions of interest from consultants to supervise rehabilitation and modernization of 11 dams in Albania's Drin-Buna and Semani river basins.

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