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French utility seeks power tunnel, penstock rehab at 34-MW Sabart hydro project

09/04/2014

Electricite de France (EDF) seeks bids to rehabilitate the power tunnel and replace penstock sections and the discharge conduit of the 34-MW Sabart hydroelectric project in France.

Kiewit wins spillway channel excavation work at Canton Lake Dam

09/04/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. to perform the remaining excavation that will allow flows into a new auxiliary spillway at Canton Lake Dam on the North Canadian River in Oklahoma.

Canada utility seeks wicket gates refurbishment at 133-MW Great Falls hydro project

09/04/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to refurbish turbine wicket gates at the 133-MW Great Falls hydroelectric project in Manitoba.

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan advance water, impact studies of 6,000-MW Grand Renaissance hydro project

09/03/2014

Water ministers of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have agreed to establish a committee to study water resources and socio-environmental effects related to the 6,000-MW Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam under construction in Ethiopia.

Afghans seek O&M training, area electrification for 100-MW Naghlu hydro rehabilitation project

09/03/2014

Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide operations and maintenance training for staff of the 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric project, which is being rehabilitated on Afghanistan's Kabul River.

U.S. awards $132 million contract for dam safety cutoff wall at East Branch Dam

09/03/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract to Layne Christensen Co. for dam safety work to construct a deep cutoff wall at East Branch Dam on the East Branch Clarion River in Pennsylvania.

U.S. boundary commission seeks excitation system for 132-MW Amistad

09/03/2014

The U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission seeks bids to replace the excitation system of two 33-MW turbine-generators in the U.S. power plant at 132-MW Amistad Dam at Del Rio, Texas.

More than 10,000 readers each for Hydro Review, HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide

09/03/2014

The most recent BPA Worldwide Brand Report for Hydro Review magazine reveals that the magazine issues average more than 10,400 readers, while HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazine has average readership of more than 10,600. HydroWorld.com, the website for these two magazines, averages more than 52,500 monthly unique browsers with nearly 172,500 average page impressions.

Bank seeks study update of proposed 680-MW Bistrica Pumped-Storage project

09/03/2014

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform updated market and financial studies for the 680-MW Bistrica Pumped-Storage project proposed for Serbia's Uvac River.

World Bank calls for greater use of Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol

09/03/2014

The World Bank has reviewed the use of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol for hydropower development, concluding that developing countries should make greater use of it and that the bank should explore how to strengthen its financial sustainability.

Fish passage bidding extended again by U.S. at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

09/02/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers further extended the deadline for bids to perform major construction to upgrade the juvenile fish passage facility at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

Gate installation begins at Laos' 1,285-MW Xayaburi hydropower plant

09/02/2014

The first "significant" hydraulic steel structures are now being installed at the 1,285-MW Xayaburi hydroelectric plant in Laos, consulting engineers KGAL and Whesseo report.

Obama nominates Arkansas regulator Honorable to FERC

09/02/2014

President Obama has nominated Arkansas utility regulator Colette Honorable to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to succeed Commissioner John Norris who announced his resignation Aug. 7.

Newfoundland appeals dismissal of 5,428-MW Churchill Falls contract challenge

09/02/2014

Nalcor Energy's Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corp. has appealed a Quebec Superior Court judgment that upholds an agreement that requires Newfoundland to sell power from the 5,428-MW Churchill Falls hydroelectric project to Quebec for a fraction of its value.

U.S. consultant to help boost hydro investment in Georgia republic

08/29/2014

Deloitte Consulting LLP of the United States has received a contract to help implement laws and regulations in the republic of Georgia governing water resources, facilitating investment in hydropower development and promoting energy trading between Georgia and neighboring countries.

U.S. seeks penstock valves, wicket gate seals for 49-MW Lost Creek Dam

08/29/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply replacement penstock butterfly valves and wicket gate seals at 49-MW Lost Creek Dam on Oregon's Rogue River.

Manitoba Hydro authorizes site work at 695-MW Keeyask hydropower project

08/29/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has authorized modular builder Britco to commence the second phase of construction camp work at the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project in Manitoba.

Pakistan seeks civil works construction of 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydro project

08/29/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites applications for pre-qualification to perform major civil works construction of the 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Indus River.

Asian bank funds 290-MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydro project in Laos

08/29/2014

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to provide assistance totaling US$217 million to support construction of the 290-MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydroelectric project on the Nam Ngiep River in Laos.

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