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Burundi seeks social, environmental assessment of 31.5-MW Jiji, 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydro projects

06/20/2014

Burundi's water and electric utility invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a social and environmental assessment of the 31.5-MW Jiji and 16.5-MW Mulembwe hydroelectric projects being developed in Burundi's Bururi Province.

U.S. seeks water facilities operation after Elwha River dams' removal

06/17/2014

The National Park Service seeks bids for operation and maintenance of water treatment and pumping facilities made necessary by removal of the 12-MW Elwha and 12-MW Glines Canyon dams from the Elwha River in Washington.

Colombia seeks ecological studies, technical evaluation of 2,400-MW Ituango hydro project

06/11/2014

Colombia utility Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform ecological studies and a technical evaluation of the 2,400-MW Ituango hydroelectric project in Colombia.

U.S. seeks environmental study of Pakistan's 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydro project

06/10/2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks bids to perform an environmental and social impact assessment of Pakistan's proposed 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydroelectric project on the Indus River.

U.S. to seek water facilities operation after Elwha River dams' removal

06/06/2014

The National Park Service plans to seek bids for operation and maintenance of water treatment and pumping facilities made necessary by removal of the 12-MW Elwha and 12-MW Glines Canyon dams from the Elwha River in Washington.

Benin seeks studies of three hydro projects on Oueme River

05/13/2014

The government of Benin invites expressions of interest from consultants to update feasibility studies and perform draft detailed studies of three hydroelectric projects on the Oueme River in Benin.

Argentina seeks hydropower inventory of Iruya, Pescado rivers

05/09/2014

Argentina's federal planning ministry invites expressions of interest to study the hydropower potential of the Iruya and Pescado rivers, tributaries of the Bermejo River in northern Argentina.

Corps seeks relief well and geophysical survey services in eastern U.S.

05/05/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest in performing foundation pressure relief well and geophysical survey services at civil works projects in the Corps' Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.

Swiger honored as NHA Henwood Award recipient

05/05/2014

The National Hydropower Association presented Michael Swiger the Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award during its annual conference in Washington, D.C., in recognition of a lifetime of achievement in the hydroelectric power industry.

DR Congo seeks environmental-social studies of 4,800-MW Inga 3, mid-sized hydro projects

05/02/2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform environmental and social studies of the 4,800-MW Inga 3 Basse Chute hydroelectric project on the Congo River, mid-sized hydro projects and a related transmission line.

Hydraulic modeling consultants NHC, LaSalle announce merger

05/01/2014

Northwest Hydraulic Consultants Ltd. has announced a merger acquisition of the LaSalle Consulting Group, forming the new "Lasalle|NHC".

105-MW Ambuklao hydroelectric project earns EMS certification

04/24/2014

The 105-MW Amuklao hydroelectric plant passed a TUV Rheinland certification audit for Environmental Management System (EMS) with "zero" non-conformity earlier this month.

EPC contractor selects SediCon for Coca Coda Sinclair hydro project desanders

04/23/2014

Equipment manufacturer SediCon has been contracted to provide desanding units for Ecuador's 1,500-MW Coca Codo Sinclair hydroelectric plant.

Comments sought on proposed environmental study of Pakistan's 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydro project

04/23/2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks comments on a draft statement of work for an environmental and social impact assessment of Pakistan's proposed 4,500-MW Diamer Bhasha hydroelectric project on the Indus River.

Developer announces public hearing on proposed Tulumayo 4 hydropower project

04/21/2014

Peruvian developer Egenjunin Tulumayo IV S.A.C. will hold a public hearing in May to meet socioeconomic requirements for the proposed Tulumayo 4 hydropower project.

FERC backs state in blocking 401 certification for 739.182-MW Catawba-Wateree hydro project

04/17/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has agreed with a South Carolina appeals court that found the state did not waive its right to issue water quality certification necessary for the relicensing of Duke Energy's 739.182-MW Catawba-Wateree hydroelectric project.

Guinea renews call for social-environmental assessment of 75-MW Garafiri hydro project, thermal plant

04/17/2014

Guinea state-owned utility Electricite de Guinee (EDG) has renewed its invitation for expressions of interest from consultants to perform a social and environmental assessment of the 75-MW Garafiri hydroelectric project and the 140.5-MW Tombo thermal power plant.

Africa agency seeks upgrade of Zambezi River water information system

04/16/2014

The Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM) invites expressions of interest from consultants to help modernize the Zambezi Water Information System (ZAMWIS) to meet needs of Zambezi riparian countries of Africa.

Malawi seeks design for rehabilitation of Kamuzu Dam, evaluation for Kamuzu Dam 2

04/09/2014

The government of Malawi invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform detailed design and bid preparation for rehabilitation and raising of Kamuzu Dam as well as dam evaluation for Kamuzu Dam 2.

Afghans seek dam safety, environmental-social panels for 100-MW Naghlu hydro rehabilitation project

04/02/2014

Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) invites applications from consultants to serve on a dam safety advisory panel and an environmental and social advisory panel for rehabilitation of the 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric project on Afghanistan's Kabul River.

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