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Video: U.S., Kurdish forces regain control of Iraq's Mosul Dam

08/19/2014

The strategic Mosul Dam is back in Iraqi control following what is being called the most highly-coordinated operation involving U.S., Kurdish and Iraqi combined forces since 2011.

Voith wins hydro equipment orders for 111-MW Rasuwaghadi in Nepal, 690-MW Salal in India

08/19/2014

Hydropower equipment manufacturer Voith has received orders to equip the 111-MW Rasuwaghadi hydroelectric project in Nepal and to supply six new turbine runners for the 690-MW Salal hydroelectric project in India.

Pakistan extends consultant call for 1,300-MW Tarbela Dam 5th Extension

08/19/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest for project preparation and design of the 1,300-MW Tarbela Dam 5th Extension hydroelectric project.

Khani takes position with Miller Hydro Group

08/19/2014

David Khani, formerly principal engineer/project manager with Processes Unlimited International (now Stantec) is now president and chief regulatory officer with Miller Hydro Group.

U.S. seeks gate installation, fabrication at Montgomery Locks and Dam

08/19/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from firms to install replacement gates, and to fabricate the gates, at the Corps' Montgomery Locks and Dam on the Ohio River near Beaver, Pa.

Reports: Iraqi Kurds close to retaking strategic Mosul Dam

08/18/2014

Iraqi Kurdish forces are close to retaking control of Mosul Dam from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) following more than a dozen air strikes by the United States on Monday, multiple sources report.

U.S. seeks transformer, electrical upgrades at 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam

08/18/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform transformer and electrical equipment upgrades at the first and second powerhouses of 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam in Oregon and Washington.

Water releases from Lake Powell to Lake Mead to increase, USBR says

08/18/2014

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will increase its water releases from Lake Powell to Lake Mead in Water Year 2015, following the recent completion of its monthly operational study.

Albania seeks civil construction to rehabilitate 11 dams

08/18/2014

Albania's Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration seeks bids for civil construction to rehabilitate and modernize 11 dams in Albania's Drin-Buna and Semani river basins.

Karen Studarus: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

08/18/2014

This is the second in a series of profiles provided by the Hydro Researdh Foundation that highlight potential future members of the hydroelectric power industry.

The blog in which I make a lengthy metaphor about the current state of the Hydro Group

08/17/2014

I found myself feeling more than a bit sentimental earlier this week when, upon sending an email to a coworker, I received an out-of-office reply saying, "I will be unable to answer messages today as I am helping move my daughter to college."

U.S. extends call for rapid-response work on dams, infrastructure in eastern states

08/15/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to perform rapid-response services to repair and rehabilitate dams, reservoirs, and flood and hurricane protection projects in the eastern United States.

French firm wins dam safety work at Swiss-French 49-MW Chancy-Pougny hydro project

08/15/2014

Hydro operator Societe de Forces Motrices de Chancy-Pougny SA (SFMCP) has awarded a contract to Freyssinet of Chaponost, France, for seismic reinforcement dam safety work at the 49-MW Chancy-Pougny hydroelectric project on the Rhone River on the border of Switzerland and France.

U.S. again extends bidding for fish passage overhaul at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

08/15/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again 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.

Arizona contractor to tune power stabilizers, exciters at 132.3-MW Gavins Point Dam

08/15/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to William Koronka of Phoenix, Ariz., to perform tuning of power system stabilizers and exciters at 132.3-MW Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River.

Belgium region seeks hydropower equipment for Kain Dam and Lock

08/15/2014

The technical studies management agency of Belgium's Wallonia Region seeks bids for electro-mechanical equipment for a hydropower plant at Kain Dam and Lock in Belgium.

Corps provides guidance on Section 408 approval process

08/14/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued an Engineering Circular that provides guidance on how it will process requests from non-Corps entities to alter USACE-owned civil works projects.

U.S. extends bidding for switchyard upgrades at 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

08/14/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to upgrade the switchyard at the 320-MW Fort Randall hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

India prime minister dedicates 44-MW Chutak, 45-MW Nimoo Bazgo hydro projects

08/14/2014

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the 44-MW Chutak and 45-MW Nimoo Bazgo hydroelectric projects Aug. 12 in his first visit to the Ladakh Region of Jammu & Kashmir State since becoming prime minister.

U.S. seeks wiring replacement at Nebraska's Harlan County Dam

08/14/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again seeks bids to replace electrical wiring at Harlan County Dam in Nebraska, this time opening bidding to all firms.

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