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BC Hydro to seek cooling water piping for 180-MW Bridge River 1

09/09/2013

Canadian utility BC Hydro invites expressions of interest in replacing cooling water piping for four generating units of the 180-MW Bridge River 1 hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

Saab adds to underwater work ROV capabilities with Hydro-Lek acquisition

09/09/2013

Hydro technology manufacturer Saab Seaeye has acquired United Kingdom-based Hydro-Lek Limited in an effort to strengthen the company's product portfolio of remotely operated, autonomous and hybrid underwater vehicles

U.S. seeks firms for operation, maintenance of new spillway at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam

09/05/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform operation and maintenance of a new auxiliary spillway being constructed at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam on California's American River.

Afghans seek study, training consultants for 100-MW Naghlu hydro rehabilitation project

09/05/2013

Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) invites expressions of interest from consultants to help hire feasibility study and training contractors for rehabilitation of the 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric project on Kabul River.

Another bid date extension issued by U.S. for cutoff wall at East Branch Dam

09/04/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continued to extend the bidding deadline for dam safety work to construct a deep cutoff wall at East Branch Dam on the East Branch Clarion River in Pennsylvania.

Developer receives approval for 49.4-MW Glyn Rhonwy pumped-storage project

09/03/2013

The Gwynedd Council has granted the Quarry Battery Company (QBC) planning permission to develop a 49.4-MW pumped-storage hydroelectric plant on the site of the former Glyn Rhonwy slate mine in Wales.

ERC approves SNAP-Benguet's 125.8-MW Binga hydropower project upgrades

09/03/2013

The Philippines' Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has granted a certificate of compliance to SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet for the operation of all four turbine units at the 125.8-MW Binga hydropower plant.

HRW Briefings

09/01/2013

Small Hydro

09/01/2013

A System to Optimize Plant Production

09/01/2013

By Marcelo Marcel Cordova, Fernando Antonio Camargo Ribas, Vitor Luiz de Matos and Fabio Renato Martins
A new method is being tested at the Ita plant in Brazil to provide long-term production optimization of hydropower plants, using setpoints provided by the independent system operator.

Pakistan renews solicitation for EPC construction of 300-kW Winder Dam

08/29/2013

 

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids for civil construction and steel work of 300-kW Winder Dam on an engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) basis.

Pakistan seeks management consultant for construction of 150-kW Ghabir Dam

08/27/2013

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites expressions of interest for management consultant services for the construction of 150-kW Ghabir Dam on Pakistan's Ghabir River.

Transitions

08/27/2013

Mundon joins wave developer Oscilla Power

Dam Safety & Security

08/27/2013

Isabella Dam undamaged after earthquake

Cost-Effective Passage Design for High-Head Hydro Facilities

08/27/2013

A new fish passage design developed specifically for high-head hydroelectric plants uses controlled decompression to minimize fish injury during passage. This design is also less expensive than the traditional downstream passage alternatives.

Sinkholes and Seepage: Embankment Repair at Hat Creek 1

08/27/2013

When a sinkhole caused a seepage issue at the Hat Creek No. 1 forebay, a geotechnical investigation and a unique engineering solution were required to design and construct a solution to the problem that would prevent future sinkholes and seepage.

Hydro Currents

08/27/2013

President Obama signs pair of hydropower bills

NIEA awards contract for historic hydropower project restoration

08/26/2013

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) has awarded a US$1.99 million contract to Farrans (Construction) Ltd. to restore a historic hydroelectric project at Roe Valley Country Park in Limavady, County Londonberry.

U.S. again extends dam safety cutoff wall bidding for East Branch Dam

08/22/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved a further extension of the bidding deadline for dam safety work to construct a deep cutoff wall at East Branch Dam on the East Branch Clarion River in Pennsylvania.

Liberia seeks to refurbish gates, penstocks at 60- to 80-MW Mount Coffee hydro project

08/21/2013

The government of Liberia invites applications for pre-qualification to refurbish or install new gates, penstocks, and other hydraulic steelwork at the 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric project in Liberia.


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