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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 ...

Bank trains Laos hydropower operator in environmental, social management

10/29/2014 The World Bank's International Finance Corp. (IFC) is helping train Laos' largest hydropower ...

Jacobs Associates, McMillen LLC announce merger plan

10/29/2014 San Francisco-based engineering and consulting firm Jacobs Associates and Boise, Idaho-based ...

DR Congo seeks staff recruitment for agency to promote Inga hydropower complex

10/29/2014 The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from firms to recruit ...

U.S. awards gate fabrication contract for Montgomery Locks and Dam

10/29/2014 Steward Machine Co. Inc. has received a $4 million contract to fabricate replacement gates fo...

U.S. seeks firms for gantry crane testing at 43.5-MW Jim Woodruff hydro project

10/28/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to load test two gantry cran...

Study: Current dam operation in California could be bad for native fish species

10/28/2014 Results of a recent study identified 181 dams in California most in need of attention to prot...

EU on track to meet 2020 renewable energy targets

10/28/2014 Greenhouse gas emissions within the European Union fell by almost 2% between 2012 and 2013, p...

Dam safety tender extended for plunge pool at Africa's Kariba Dam

10/28/2014 The European Development Fund has extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualificatio...

Brazil state grants environmental license to 807.5-MW Tres Irmaos hydro project

10/28/2014 State environmental regulator Companhia Ambiental do Estado de Sao Paulo has issued an enviro...

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Business & Finance

Stender leaves NAES, forms consulting company

John Stender, former director of business development with NAES Power Contractors, is now chief executive officer of Beacon Hills Consulting Services. 

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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Investing in European hydropower

News that a Dutch pension fund asset manager and an alternative investment manager have formed a partnership to invest a targeted €500 million in the acquisition and development of European hydro plants signals a major shi...

Brayman Construction appoints Piedimonte president and COO

Frank A. Piedimonte, P.E., is now president and chief operating officer of heavy civil and geotechnical contractor Brayman Construction Corp. 

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