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    FERC seeks structural engineer for Division of Dam Safety


    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeks candidates to serve as a structural civil engineer in its Division of Dam Safety and Inspections in Washington.

    MWH earns honors for hydropower project, fish protection work


    A trio of hydroelectric power- and dam-related MWH Global projects have received "Outstanding Project" awards from the California region of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

    MWH Global Chairman and CEO to share insight at upcoming hydroelectric power event


    MWH Global President and CEO Alan J. Krause will serve as a keynote speaker for HydroVision International, the world's largest hydroelectric power conference and exhibition, sharing his insight gained from decades of experience working in the global hydropower industry.

    Corps completes pile concrete work at Wolf Creek Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Nashville District has poured concrete for the last pile of the Wolf Creek Dam's barrier wall as part of a dam safety improvement project, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    French hydro operator seeks dam reinforcement at 45-MW Seyssel hydro project


    Hydropower utility Compagnie Nationale du Rhone (CNR) seeks bids to reinforce the dam of the 45-MW Seyssel hydroelectric project on France's Rhone River.

    Corps seeks engineering for dams, other works in Mississippi Basin region


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks proposals from small architect-engineering firms to work on dams and various other projects in the Mississippi Valley and the Midwest.

    Zambezi authority seeks adviser for 1,600-MW Batoka Gorge hydro development project


    The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) invites expressions of interest from transaction financial/legal advisers to assist in the 1,600-MW Batoka Gorge hydroelectric development project on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

    Canada improving dam safety with Bolsover replacement


    The Canadian government has awarded Metric Contracting Services Inc. a US$20.3 million contract to improve dam safety along the Trent-Severn Waterway.

    Bosnia to seek bids to refurbish 9.4-MW Una, construct 20-MW Vranduk hydro projects


    Utility Elektroprivreda of Bosnia and Herzegovina plans to seek bids to refurbish the 9.4-MW Una hydroelectric project and to construct the 6.4-MW Una Annex and 20-MW Vranduk hydroelectric projects.



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    Emagineered Solutions installs waterstop at Wanapum Dam

    Calculating Water Startup Time for Spiral Cases of Hydraulic Turbines


    The author proposes a new method for calculating water startup time in a spiral case of a hydraulic turbine. Water startup is the dynamic parameter used in determining stability of the generating system that the governor in a hydropower plant must be able to control.

    Inspection of the Tunnel at the Kemano Project


    Loose rock appearing in the water conveyance tunnel at the 1,000-MW Kemano powerhouse was a concern for the owner, who turned to the use of remotely operated vehicles to determine the cause and extent of the problem.

    DamWatch: New Monitoring Technology for Dam Safety


    Many parameters must be monitored and significant data recorded to ensure safe operation of a dam. A new software system designed to monitor and store data related to dam safety, now being rolled out in 47 U.S. states, could be useful to concerned hydroelectric project owners and operators.

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    House passes Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act

    Worthington offers full line of waterway barriers for hydropower projects and dams


    Worthington Products offers a number of products designed for dam safety, debris and ice control, fish guidance and other hydropower project applications.

    U.S. Reclamation seeks geotechnical engineer for dam construction


    The Bureau of Reclamation seeks candidates to serve as geotechnical engineer for dam construction, to serve in its Technical Service Center in Lakewood, Colo.

    FERC seeks dam safety civil engineer for Atlanta office


    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeks candidates to serve as a dam safety civil engineer in its Atlanta Regional Office.

    Malawi seeks consultants for Shire River control, management program


    The government of Malawi invites expressions of interest from consultants for a series of river control and management tasks under its Shire River Basin Management Program.

    U.S. to seek bids for dam safety civil construction at Mormon Island Dam


    The Bureau of Reclamation plans to seek bids for dam safety civil construction including an overlay of Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam, part of the 198.72-MW Folsom Dam hydroelectric project on California's American River.

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