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Dams and Civil Structures

07/28/2015

UK-based construction firm Dawnus International Ltd. has signed a US$62 million contract to construct main civil works associated with the reconstruction of Liberia's 64-MW Mount Coffee hydropower plant.

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Firefighters set up at temporarily out-of-service Upper Lillooet Hydro Project

07/27/2015

BC Wildfire Service personnel have been using the project construction camp for the Upper Lillooet hydro project as a base to fight the so-called Boulder Creek Fire.

Corps again seeks hydrographic surveying in central U.S.

07/24/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again invites expressions of interest from firms to perform field surveys with automated hydrographic surveying capabilities, mainly in the Corps' St. Louis District.

Pakistan seeks stream gaging for 1,200-MW Kohala hydropower project

07/22/2015

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids for stream gaging and water sampling equipment for the 1,100- to 1,200-MW Kohala hydroelectric project.

Brazil seeks regional development plan for hydropower project sites

07/20/2015

Brazil's mines and energy ministry invites expressions of interest from consultants to help initiate regional socio-economic development in the areas of hydroelectric projects in Brazil. 

U.S. seeks firms for fish counting at eight Columbia, Snake river hydro projects

07/16/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small businesses able to perform fish counting services at eight federal hydroelectric projects on the Columbia and Snake rivers.

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Industry leaders urge hydroelectric power advocacy in new film

07/15/2015

The world's largest gathering of hydroelectric power professionals is now under way in Portland, Ore., and industry leaders from around the globe are using the four-day conference and exhibition to encourage the sector to spread awareness about hydropower's many virtues.

California water agency seeks hydro, water facilities management

07/10/2015

The California Department of Water Resources requests qualifications from asset management firms to advise the agency on management of DWR dams and hydropower and other water resources facilities.

Report analyzes the "footprint" of seven Chinese hydropower companies

07/09/2015

Seven prominent hydropower companies based in China are involved with more than 300 dams in 74 countries including Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Kim Ogren: Graduating Researcher of the Hydro Research Foundation

07/09/2015

Kim Ogren is a PhD candidate in Geography at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., and graduating in July. Her studies focus on improving water governance decision-making processes.

EU seeks water resource management in Tajikistan's Zarafshan Basin

07/09/2015

The European Union invites expressions of interest from consultants to advance integrated water resource management in Tajikistan's Zarafshan River Basin.

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