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Canada utility seeks dam safety review of 55-MW McArthur Falls, 165-MW Seven Sisters

07/31/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to perform dam safety reviews of the 55-MW McArthur Falls and 165-MW Seven Sisters hydroelectric projects in Manitoba.

Niger seeks prime contractor, operational audit for 125-MW Kandadji Dam

07/29/2014

The government of Niger invites expressions of interest to serve as prime contractor and to perform an operational audit of the 125-MW Kandadji Dam hydroelectric project on the Niger River.

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Emagineered Solutions wins contract for Big Bend monolith joint repairs

07/23/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$559,000 contract to Emagineered Solutions Inc. for remedial waterstop repairs in the upstream monolith joints at the 494.3-MW Big Bend hydroelectric project.

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Replacement of Canada's John Hart hydroelectric plant now under way

07/23/2014

The replacement of the 126-MW John Hart hydroelectric plant has begun, following a ceremony that featured British Columbia's Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett.

Deploying an Ice Boom at Jenpeg Generating Station

07/21/2014

During the winter months, production of frazil ice upstream of Jenpeg Generating Station in northern Manitoba has been known to cause operational problems, including the blockage of powerhouse intakes.

Removing Dillsboro Dam: A Wise Decision

07/21/2014

It may seem counterintuitive to remove a dam that impounds water for an operating powerhouse, but for Duke Energy this decision avoided significant costs at its other hydro projects and eliminated lost generation resulting from the installation of bypass flow facilities.

CFD Modeling to Design a Fish Lift Entrance

07/21/2014

A three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics model of the tailrace at Milford Dam indicated there would be no areas approaching the entrance to the new fish lift where flow velocity prevented fish from entering the lift.

Diving In: Creative Repair Solution at Horse Mesa Dam

07/21/2014

When a unit at Salt River Project's 129-MW Horse Mesa project suffered a catastrophic failure, a creative option was needed to repair the unit, whose intake structure is 160 feet below the lake surface. The solution chosen, called "saturation diving," involved using special equipment to replicate living at underwater pressures during the task.

Dam Safety & Security

07/21/2014

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

Oh How Far We've Come!

07/21/2014

As HydroVision International, the world's largest hydropower event, celebrates 20 years, we take a look back to see how far it's come and learn some of the factors that have contributed to its success.

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Raising of California's San Vicente Dam complete

07/18/2014

The San Diego County Water Authority has completed a raise of the San Vicente Dam, adding 152,000 acre-feet of water storage capacity to the reservoir.

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Engineering and design firm AECOM acquires URS Corp.

07/17/2014

Engineering, construction and design firm AECOM has announced it will acquire all outstanding shares of the URS Corporation for US$56.31 per share in cash and stock.

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U.S. seeks dam safety construction at Pine Creek Dam

07/15/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform dam safety civil construction at Pine Creek Dam on Little River in McCurtain County, Okla.

Hydro Currents

07/15/2014

The top hydroelectric power news for July 2014

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Norway operator seeks trash rake, transformers, switchgear for 30-MW Ramfoss hydro project

07/14/2014

Norwegian hydro operator Ramfoss Kraftlag invites applications for pre-qualification to supply a trash rake and transformers, switchgear and controls for the 30-MW Ramfoss hydroelectric project in Norway.

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BC Hydro seeks geotechnical drilling, field testing

07/11/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro invites applications for pre-qualification for specialized geotechnical drilling and field testing for a variety of the utility's projects and operations throughout British Columbia.

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French engineer seeks trash rake for 7.9-MW Chavaroche hydro project

07/11/2014

Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium seeks bids to supply a replacement trash rake for the 7.9-MW Chavaroche hydroelectric project on France's Fier River.

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Now accepting abstracts for HydroVision Russia 2015

07/10/2014

The advisory board of HydroVision Russia is pleased to announce that it is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 conference program.

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Canada utility seeks engineering to refurbish Salmon River Dam

07/09/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids for engineering design services to refurbish Salmon River Diversion Dam in British Columbia.

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DR Congo seeks dam safety, environmental-social monitoring of 4,800-MW Inga 3

07/09/2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve on expert panels on dam safety monitoring and environmental and social monitoring of the 4,800-MW Inga 3 Basse Chute hydroelectric project on the Congo River.

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