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NYPA recognized for restoration work at Robert Moses hydropower plant

05/29/2014

The New York Power Authority has been recognized for superior work practices related to the repair and restoration of the dam face at the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant by the Western New York Chapter of the American Concrete Institute.

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Solomon Islands again seeks developers for 20-MW Tina River hydro

05/28/2014

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

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Costa Rica seeks construction supervision for 305.5-MW Reventazon hydro project

05/28/2014

Costa Rica's electric utility seeks bids from consultants to serve on a panel to supervise construction of the 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric project in the Siquirres area of Costa Rica's Limon Province.

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U.S. seeks waterstop repairs at 494-MW Big Bend hydro project

05/27/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for remedial waterstop repairs in upstream monolith joints at the 494.3-MW Big Bend hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

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Afghans seek dam safety, generation optimization panel for 100-MW Naghlu hydro rehabilitation project

05/27/2014

Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve on a dam safety and generation optimization advisory panel for rehabilitation of the 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric project on Afghanistan's Kabul River.

Misicuni Hydropower Plant

Bolivia seeks bids to complete interrupted dam work on 80-MW Misicuni hydro project

05/23/2014

Empresa Misicuni, Bolivia's special purpose company to develop the Misicuni multi-purpose hydroelectric project, seeks bids from firms to resume construction of Misicuni Dam, spillway and related underground construction works.

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Lisa Larson, Bao Le join HDR's hydropower practice

05/23/2014

Lisa Larson and Bao Le have joined HDR’s hydropower practice. 

Seven Sisters Hydropower Plant

Canada utility seeks spillway, dam core drilling at 165-MW Seven Sisters hydro project

05/23/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to perform core drilling on the spillway and concrete dam of the 165-MW Seven Sisters hydroelectric project in Manitoba.

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U.S. seeks firms for fire suppression systems at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam

05/22/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to supply fire suppression systems at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington.

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French waterways agency extends bidding to refurbish Plancher-Bas Dam

05/20/2014

France's navigable waterways agency, Voies Navigables de France (VNF), has extended the deadline for bids to rehabilitate Plancher-Bas Dam on the Rahin River in France's Haute-Saone Department.

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Rockslide kills five at Vietnam hydropower plant construction site

05/20/2014

Five construction workers are dead and five more are injured following a rockslide at the construction site of a hydropower project in northern Ha Giang province, according to local sources.

Peace River Site C Hydropower Project

Canada utility extends qualifying for civil works of 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

05/20/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro has extended the deadline for applications for qualification to construct the main civil works of the 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

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World Bank Group approves financing for Nepal's Kabeli-A hydroelectric plant

05/20/2014

The World Bank Group has approved US$84.6 million in financing that will be used to fund Nepal's 37.6-MW Kabeli-A hydroelectric plant.

Dam Safety & Security

05/20/2014

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

Hydro Currents

05/20/2014

The top hydroelectric power news for May 2014

Replacing an Aged Woodstave Penstock

05/20/2014

The 40-plus-year-old penstock supplying water to the 29-MW Rocky River pumped-storage plant was replaced with a smaller-diameter pipe that actually increases water flow to the plant, boosting power generation.

Evaluating the Hydropower Benefits of Raising a Dam

05/20/2014

Faced with level restrictions in the reservoir, the El Dorado Irrigation District commissioned a study of its El Dorado Forebay Dam to gain back lost generation from the 20-MW powerhouse. Results indicated a 10-foot raise could increase average annual revenue by 5.7% and emergency water supply by 18 times.

Corps awards engineering contract for dams, other works in Mississippi Basin region

05/19/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract worth US$9 million to CDG Engineers Architects Planners Inc. to work on dams and other projects in the Mississippi Valley and the Midwest.

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Mozambique seeks hydro-mechanical specialist for Corumana Dam expansion

05/15/2014

Mozambique invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as hydro-mechanical specialist on a project to complete expansion of Corumana Dam on the Sabie River.

Thomson Hydropower Project

Units at Minnesota Power's 72-MW Thomson hydropower plant to be back on line soon

05/15/2014

Generation at Minnesota Power's 72-MW Thomson hydropower plant could resume early this summer, according to an update provided during the company's annual meeting of shareholders earlier this week.

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