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Liberia again qualifies firms to rehabilitate 60- to 80-MW Mount Coffee hydro project


The government of Liberia invites applications for pre-qualification to reconstruct the main dam and rehabilitate the powerhouse of the 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric project in Liberia.

SMUD awards owner's engineer contracts for Iowa Hill pumped-storage project


The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has selected a number of companies to provide owner's engineers services for its proposed 400-MW Iowa Hill pumped-storage hydroelectric plant.

Obama renominates LaFleur to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


President Obama has renominated Commissioner Cheryl A. LaFleur to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Her nomination is subject to Senate confirmation.

Canada utility seeks switchgear work at 479-MW Grand Rapids, 165-MW Seven Sisters hydro projects


Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for circuit breakers and switchgear modifications at the 479-MW Grand Falls and 165-MW Seven Sisters hydroelectric projects in Manitoba.

Turkey developer seeks civil, hydro-mechanical works for 80-MW Yamanli 2 hydro project


Turkish hydropower developer EnerjiSA Enerji Uretim A.S. seeks bids for civil and hydro-mechanical works of the 80-MW Yamanli 2 hydroelectric project on Turkey's Goksu River.

Lausanne awards contract for Lavey hydropower project intake, fish passage equipment


The city of Lausanne has awarded a US$4.4 million contract to Hans Kunz GmbH for the supply of equipment for a new intake and fish passage as part of an expansion to the 930MW Lavey hydroelectric project.

Haiti seeks engineering, supervision to refurbish 2.65-MW Drouet hydro project


Electricite d'Haiti (EDH) invites expressions of interest to perform engineering studies and project supervision for rehabilitation of the 2.65-MW Drouet hydroelectric project in the community of Saint-Marc, Haiti.

Consulting firm Kleinfelder earns industry honors


Kleinfelder has been named No. 39 in Engineering News-Record's 2014 Top 500 Design Firm rankings, making it one of the most profitable employee-owned engineering, architecture and science consulting firms in the United States.

RusHydro, Atlantis ink deal for Australian tidal power development


Russian energy giant RusHydro and tidal energy developer Atlantis Operations Ltd. have signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in developing joint projects in Australia.

O&M bidding extended again by U.S. for 14-MW Philpott hydro project


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers further extended the deadline for bids from small businesses to provide operation and maintenance of the Corps' 14-MW Philpott hydroelectric project in Virginia.

Rockslide kills three working on Albania's Moglice hydropower project


Norweigian utility Statkraft A.S. has reported three workers were killed this past week by a rockslide while securing the slopes along a public road leading to the area for the Moglice hydroelectric project in southern Albania.

Drought continues to threaten Brazilian hydroelectric power operators


With less than 40 days remaining before the country takes center stage as host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Brazilian hydropower power operators are facing a severe drought that makes energy rationing an increasing likelihood.

Eletrobras completes reports on proposed 8,000-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydroelectric plant


Brazil's Eletrobras has completed a technical and financial appraisal of the proposed 8,000-MW Sao Luiz do Tapajos hydropower project, the state-owned utility said.

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


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.

Mr. Harris Goes to Washington


It was said that when the State of Oklahoma asked its favorite son, Will Rogers, if they might sculpt his likeness for inclusion in the United States Capitol's statuary, the cowboy from Oolagah gave his consent only on the condition that his statue face the House chamber so he could "keep an eye on Congress."

Swiger honored as NHA Henwood Award recipient


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


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.

Site C hydropower project clears CEAA environmental review


Development of BC Hydro's Site C hydropower project is moving forward after the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency's Joint Review Panel completed a review earlier this week.

U.S. seeks turbine bearing refurbishment at 110-MW Detroit Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for turbine guide bearing refurbishment at the 110-MW Detroit Dam hydroelectric plant on Oregon's North Santiam River.

RenewableUK expands membership to include tidal lagoon power


RenewableUK, a London-based trade association representing the wind and marine power industries, has announced that it is expanding its membership to include companies involved in tidal lagoon energy.

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