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11/05/2013

Government shutdown ends

Hydropower project consulting firm Intertechne expands office

11/04/2013

Hydropower project and infrastructure consulting firm Intertechne Consultores S.A. will move its Curitiba office later this month after seeing a 60% increase in its staff over the past five years.

Indonesia seeks construction of dams, powerhouse for 1,040-MW Upper Cisokan pumped-storage

11/01/2013

Indonesia utility PT PLN Persero invites applications for pre-qualification to construct upper and lower dams, waterways, powerhouse, and switchyard of the 1,040-MW Upper Cisokan pumped-storage hydroelectric project.

U.S. extends bidding for dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day hydro project

10/31/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids for dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

Vietnam seeks design to clear reservoir for 260-MW Trung Son hydro project

10/29/2013

Trung Son Hydropower Co. Ltd. invites expressions of interest from consultants to design and oversee reservoir clearance for the 260-MW Trung Son hydroelectric project being built on Vietnam's Ma River.

China seeks hydropower impact study in Changjiang River Basin

10/29/2013

The developer of China's 30-MW Wuxikou Dam project invites expressions of interest from consultants to conduct a cumulative impact assessment of hydroelectric projects on the Changjiang River in China.

Tajikistan renews call for flood warning system for 126-MW Kayrakkum

10/24/2013

The government of Tajikistan has renewed a solicitation for a flood early warning system for 126-MW Kayrakkum Dam on Tajikistan's Syr Darya River.

Bids due to U.S. for electrical equipment, dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day hydro project

10/24/2013

In the wake of the U.S. government shutdown, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers restored the bidding schedule for electrical equipment and for dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

RusHydro, China Three Gorges express interest in joint river control project

10/23/2013

JSC RusHydro and China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) have announced their interest in constructing storage-based hydroelectric projects along feeders of the Amur River.

Afghanistan seeks study, design of Qadis Khordak Dam

10/23/2013

Afghanistan's National Area Based Development Program (NABDP) invites expressions of interest to perform a technical feasibility study and design of Qadis Khordak Dam in Afghanistan's Badghis Province.

Dam release causes flooding in Malaysia

10/23/2013

At least three people are dead and one is missing after flood waters were released from Malaysia's Sultan Abu Bakar Dam.

Canada's BC Hydro seeks diving services throughout British Columbia

10/22/2013

Canadian utility BC Hydro invites applications for pre-qualification to provide commercial diving services to the hydropower utility at locations throughout British Columbia.

Method for Identifying Dynamic Instability of Tainter Gates

10/22/2013

By Keiko Anami, Noriaki Ishii, Charles W. Knisely, Takuma Tsuji and Tatsuya Oku
A method for determining the operational stability of tainter gates has been developed.

Consortium signs concession contract for development of Peru's 300-MW Molloco hydropower project

10/21/2013

The Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) has signed a two-part concession contract with consortium Generadora Electrica Molloco for the development of the 300-MW Molloco hydropower project.

U.S. postpones call for electrical equipment, dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day hydro project

10/21/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has delayed plans to seek bids for electrical equipment and for dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

Nepal seeks design, supervision consultants for rehab of 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydro project

10/17/2013

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) invites expressions of interest from consultants to design and supervise rehabilitation of the 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydroelectric project on the Kali Gandaki River in western Nepal.

Afghanistan seeks bids to build 500-kW Baharak, 500-kW Topchi small hydro projects

10/16/2013

Afghanistan's electricity authority seeks bids for construction of the 500-kW Baharak and 500-kW Topchi small hydro projects in Afghanistan.

Dam Safety & Security

10/15/2013

Flooding causes dam safety concerns in Colorado

Hydro Currents

10/15/2013

Seattle passes final hurdle for FERC relicense of 1,003-MW Boundary project

New Calibration Equation for the Winter-Kennedy Piezometer System

10/15/2013

A new equation for calibrating data gathered using a Winter-Kennedy piezometer system, tested using data from Unit 4 at the 810-MW Lower Granite project, could provide better correlation of results than traditional methods of calibration.

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