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Corps Buffalo District seeks heavy construction in U.S. Northeast

05/30/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from firms to provide heavy and civil engineering construction in its Buffalo District and other areas of the U.S. Northeast.

NYPA recognized for restoration work at Robert Moses hydropower plant

05/29/2014

The New York Power Authority has been recognized for superior work practices related to the repair and restoration of the dam face at the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant by the Western New York Chapter of the American Concrete Institute.

Liberia seeks operation, maintenance for 60- to 80-MW Mount Coffee hydro project

05/29/2014

The government said applicants mainly should be power companies, although it would consider applications from joint ventures of a hydropower generator and a hydropower design consultant.

Study shows potential for pumped-storage hydropower project in Queensland

05/29/2014

A study released this week by Leyshon Resources Ltd. shows potential for an up to 40 MW pumped-storage hydroelectric plant at Mount Leyshon in Queensland.

FERC licenses three hydro projects totaling 121 MW

05/29/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission licensed three hydroelectric projects in Louisiana and Illinois totaling 121 MW in April.

Putin signs decree allowing for issuance of RusHydro shares

05/29/2014

Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree allowing Russian energy giant JSC RusHydro to issue additional shares, providing that the government's ownership in the share capital of the company does not fall below 60.5%.

Canada utility seeks circuit breakers for five hydro projects

05/29/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to replace low-voltage circuit breakers and related equipment at five hydroelectric projects in British Columbia.

EMEC study shows cost-saving measures for marine energy developers

05/28/2014

Results from an ongoing study have shown the potential for "considerable" cost savings using the capabilities of smaller support vessels in the marine and hydrokinetics sector, according to a release from the European Marine Energy Centre.

Solomon Islands again seeks developers for 20-MW Tina River hydro

05/28/2014

The government of the Solomon Islands invites expressions of interest from firms to develop the 20-MW Tina River hydroelectric project on a build-own-operate-transfer basis.

Alstom wins contracts for two Swiss hydropower project rehabillitations

05/28/2014

Equipment manufacturer Alstom has been awarded contracts worth more than US$12.2 million to modernize two hydropower projects in Switzerland's Canton Glarus and Canton Valais.

Hydropower Outlook

05/28/2014

Hydropower is all set to continue its resurgence given the trends in investment.

U.S. seeks wiring replacement, tainter gate repairs at Nebraska's Harlan County Dam

05/28/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to replace electrical wiring and to repair tainter gates at Harlan County Dam in Nebraska.

Myanmar approves Thanlwin River hydropower project

05/28/2014

The Myanmar Minister of Electric Power has granted approval to local company Asia World and China's Hanergy Group Holding Ltd. to develop a 1,400 MW hydropower plant along the Thanlwin River.

Sustaining Hydropower Growth by Keeping Hydropower Sustainable

05/28/2014

We invited Richard Taylor, executive director of the International Hydropower Association (IHA), to share his association's outlook on hydropower.

Costa Rica seeks construction supervision for 305.5-MW Reventazon hydro project

05/28/2014

Costa Rica's electric utility seeks bids from consultants to serve on a panel to supervise construction of the 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric project in the Siquirres area of Costa Rica's Limon Province.

RusHydro starts up two new 640 MW turbine units at Sayano-Shushenskaya

05/28/2014

JSC RusHydro, Russia’s largest power-generating company, has announced that a new 640-MW hydropower unit has been commissioned at the company’s Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plant (HPP), in addition to the other 8 hydropower units in operation at the plant.

U.S. seeks waterstop repairs at 494-MW Big Bend hydro project

05/27/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for remedial waterstop repairs in upstream monolith joints at the 494.3-MW Big Bend hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

RWE Innogy commissions 4-MW Maldie small hydropower project

05/27/2014

European energy company RWE Innogy has officially inaugurated the 4-MW Maldie small hydropower project in Scotland.

Afghans seek dam safety, generation optimization panel for 100-MW Naghlu hydro rehabilitation project

05/27/2014

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

Tidal power group FORCE adds staff, board members

05/27/2014

Two staff members and two volunteer board members have been added to the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) team.


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