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U.S. to seek bridge crane rehabilitation at 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

10/30/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids for mechanical and structural rehabilitat...

Ownership vs. The Greater Good; SCC ruling will affect new development projects

10/30/2014 In its June 14 ruling on Tsilhqot’in First Nation People v. British Columbia (2014 SCC 44), t...

Oderbrecht gets concession for Peru's 600-MW Chadin 2 hydropower plant

10/30/2014 The Peruvian government has granted Oderbrecht's AC Energia a definitive concession for the 6...

FERC revokes license for failure to build fish passage at 687-kW East Juliette hydro project

10/30/2014 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has revoked the hydropower license of the 687-kW Eas...
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Presenting Dam Selfies from around the World

India's BHEL to equip 444-MW Vishnugad Pipalkoti hydro project

10/30/2014 THDC India Ltd. has named Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) to supply electro-mechanical e...

Pakistan seeks transformers for switchyard units of 3,480-MW Tarbela hydro project

10/30/2014 Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply capacitance-cou...

Maine names Kleinschmidt, ORPC, TRC to inventory hydropower potential

10/30/2014 The Governor's Energy Office has named Kleinschmidt Associates, in partnership with hydrokine...

U.S. eyes labor agreements for hydro turbine work at 603-MW Ice Harbor, 980-MW McNary dams

10/30/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is surveying whether it would be appropriate to use Project ...
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Opposition to proposed hydroelectric 260-MW Stung Cheay Areng Dam in “biodiversity jewel” of Southeast Asia

10/29/2014 Using Chinese-backed funding, 260-MW Stung Cheay Areng Dam in Cheay Areng Valley, Cambodia, a...

Stender leaves NAES, forms consulting company

10/29/2014 John Stender, former director of business development with NAES Power Contractors, is now chi...
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Brazil’s hydroelectric facilities almost dry due to drought

10/29/2014 Opinions vary and scientific data mounts as to why Sao Paulo, Brazil, is experiencing one of ...

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Jacobs Associates, McMillen LLC announce merger plan

San Francisco-based engineering and consulting firm Jacobs Associates and Boise, Idaho-based engineering and construction firm McMillen LLC announced plans to merge, forming McMillen Jacobs Associates.

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