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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.

Dam Safety & Security


Erosion, seepage found at Turner Shoals Dam

Hydro Currents


Government shutdown ends

Hydropower project consulting firm Intertechne expands office


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

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