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Guadeloupe extends call for new dam monitoring of Dumanoir Dam


The government of Guadeloupe has extended bidding for a new period of auscultation dam monitoring of Dumanoir Dam, in the commune of Capesterre Belle Eau in Guadeloupe.

India developer seeks turnkey construction of 66-MW Loktak Downstream hydro project


India hydro developer Loktak Downstream Hydroelectric Corp. Ltd. (LDHC) invites applications for pre-qualification for turnkey construction of the 66-MW Loktak Downstream hydroelectric project in India's Manipur State.

U.S. extends bid for Red Bluff Diversion Dam decommissioning for fish passage


The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids to decommission the Red Bluff Diversion Dam on California's Sacramento River.

Report shows cause for Vietnam dam collapse


The Central Highland Gia Lai Province has released its findings after investigating a dam collapse at Vietnam's 5.5-MW Krel 2 hydropower project.

Opening the Door to India's Small Hydro Capacity


By David Appleyard
Development of small hydro projects in India is beset with challenges, but mechanisms can be adopted that could secure a major slice of its potential.

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Developing Integrity Confidence in an Aging Turbine Fleet


By Annette Karstensen and Robert Dillon
Hydro Tasmania has introduced integrity assessments of critical turbine components. These assessments help the utility improve its understanding of potential risks within the turbine portfolio.

4 Hot Trends in Civil Structures and Dam Safety


By Bethany Duarte
Four key trends — managing aging infrastructure, using new technology, managing risk and dealing with seismic issues — are concerning and exciting dam owners and operators worldwide.

Guadeloupe seeks new dam monitoring of Dumanoir Dam


The government of Guadeloupe seeks a new period of auscultation dam monitoring of Dumanoir Dam, in the commune of Capesterre Belle Eau in Guadeloupe.

U.S. hydro project operator seeks asbestos removal at seven Wyoming sites


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids for removal and disposal of asbestos at seven sites in Wyoming at or near the locations of several major Reclamation hydro projects.

California water agency seeks dam safety engineer


The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California invites applications from candidates to serve as a dam safety engineer in MWDSC's Infrastructure Unit for the Safety of Dams Team.

Pakistan's 22-MW Jabban hydropower plant nears completion


Members from Pakistan and France were on hand at a ceremony inaugurating the 22-MW Jabban hydroelectric plant after a seven-year rehabilitation project was completed earlier this week.

EDF reissues call for civil construction for new powerhouse at 187-MW Kembs


Electricite de France (EDF) has reissued a solicitation for civil works construction for a new powerhouse of the 187-MW Kembs hydroelectric project on the Rhine River in France's Alsace Province.

U.S. seeks bids for dam safety seepage barrier at Ohio's Bolivar Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for construction of a dam safety seepage barrier at Bolivar Dam, a flood control structure in northeastern Ohio.

Dam safety work sought for Swiss-French 49-MW Chancy-Pougny hydro project


Hydro operator Societe de Forces Motrices de Chancy-Pougny SA (SFMCP) seeks bids for seismic reinforcement dam safety work at the 49-MW Chancy-Pougny hydroelectric project on the Rhone River on the border of Switzerland and France.

OPT selects diving service for Australian wave energy project


Wave energy developer Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. has selected Australia's Professional Diving Services (PDS) to conduct a detailed seabed survey for a proposed 62.5 MW hydrokinetic installation.

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


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

San Clemente Dam removal begins with ceremony


Elected officials, conservation groups and community leaders from across the California gathered earlier today for a ceremony marking the first day of the San Clemente Dam's deconstruction.

Dominican Republic seeks dam design and construction of 2-MW La Dos Bocas hydro project


Dominican Republic hydro generator Empresa de Generacion Hidroelectrica Dominicana (Egehid) seeks bids for dam design and construction of the 2-MW La Dos Bocas hydroelectric project.

Restoration continues at Minnesota's largest hydropower project


Minnesota Power is hoping to partially reopen the state's largest hydropower project by the end of the year, marking the end of a year-long restoration project necessitated by flooding in June 2012.

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