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New Calibration Equation for the Winter-Kennedy Piezometer System


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.

Underwater technology company expands operation


Underwater technology developer EdgeTech has expanded its main office in West Wareham, Mass., giving the company more than 30,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space.

Nepal renews call for geologic survey consultants for 140-MW Tanahu hydro project


Nepal hydro developer Tanahu Hydropower Ltd. has renewed a call for expressions of interest from geologic survey consultants to perform rock mechanical testing for the 140-MW Tanahu hydroelectric project on Nepal's Seti River.

Nalcor Energy awards contract for construction of Muskrat Falls hydropower project civil works


Italian contractor Astaldi has been a contract worth about US$962 million for the construction of major civil works for Canada's 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project.

NB Power hires group to evaluate future of 672-MW Mactaquac hydropower plant


Canadian utility NB Power has sought the services of a group of internationally recognized scientists in determining future options for its 672-MW Mactaquac hydropower project.

Is dam removal really an environmental panacea?


We report on dam removal fairly regularly on, as part of our commitment to bring you comprehensive news on the hydroelectric power industry. Avoiding this particular subset of the industry, despite the overt negative connotations, would be an obvious oversight. Dam removal happens, and we need to talk about it.

Kenya reissues call for Thwake water resources project, seeks Thika Dam project work


Kenya water agencies reissued a call for consultants to review design and supervise construction of the Thwake multi-purpose water resources project and issued a new call to supervise construction of works related to Thika Dam.

Eletrobras proactive in engaging public about Garabi, Panambi hydroelectric plants


Perhaps trying to avoid public outcry caused by other large hydropower projects being constructed in Brazil, state-run utility Eletrobras recently held a meeting to discuss its proposed Garabi and Panambi hydroelectric plants.

Guinea revives call for study, design of 90-MW Fomi hydro project


Guinea's rural engineering directorate invites expressions of interest to update a feasibility study and to perform design and tender preparation for construction of the 90-MW Fomi hydroelectric project in the upper Niger River Basin.

Liberia seeks site rehabilitation work at 60- to 80-MW Mount Coffee hydro project


The government of Liberia invites applications for post-qualification and bids to perform site rehabilitation work at the 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric project in Liberia.

TVA announces record hydroelectric power production in FY 2013


The Tennessee Valley Authority broke its 40-year old record for electricity generated within a fiscal year, TVA announced following the close of the 2013 fiscal year on September 30.

Corps awards civil construction services for works in 17 state area


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract valued between US$1-4 million for to Limno-Tech Inc. for architectural-engineering services in its Chicago, Great Lakes and Ohio River divisions.

Mexico seeks comments on tender to build 244-MW Chicoasen 2 hydro project


Mexican utility Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) seeks comments from prospective bidders on a proposed solicitation to construct the 244-MW Chicoasen 2 hydroelectric project on Mexico's Grijalva River.

Knight Construction wins award for Fall Creek Dam gate rehabilitation


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$2.1 million contract to Knight Construction & Supply Co. for tainter gate rehabilitation at the Fall Creek Dam in Oregon.

Brayman wins Corps contract for civil construction at Charleroi Locks and Dam


Brayman Construction Corporation has been awarded a US$15.2 million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for civil construction of an emptying basin for Charleroi Locks and Dam on the Monongahela River at Charleroi, Pa.

Abide International wins award for New Hogan Dam gate retrofitting


Abide International has won a US$6.7 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to retrofit spillway gates at New Hogan Dam on the Calaveras River in central California.

Canada utility seeks information on spillway work for W.A.C. Bennett Dam


Canada utility BC Hydro seeks information from contractors on a draft solicitation for rehabilitation of a spillway chute at W.A.C. Bennett Dam, site of the 2,730-MW G.M. Shrum hydroelectric project.

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