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    BC Hydro seeks engineer for 126-MW John Hart hydropower plant replacement


    Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks an independent engineer to oversee the replacement of the 126-MW John Hart hydropower plant on behalf of the British Columbia government.

    Hydro-mechanical engineer sought to refurbish Afghanistan's 2.4-MW Gereshk hydro project


    Project management firm Hill International seeks a hydro-mechanical engineer to refurbish and expand the 2.4-MW Gereshk hydroelectric project in Afghanistan's Helmand Province.

    First Energy chooses lignum vitae turbine bearings for Luray plant


    Lignum-Vitae North America has been awarded a contract to supply a turbine bearing for FirstEnergy’s 1.6-MW Luray plant.

    Contract awarded for Kamyk turbine-generator unit rehab work


    A CZK$94.5 million (US$4.76 million) contract has been awarded to CKD Blansko Engineering a.s. to refurbish a turbine-generator unit at the 40-MW Kamyk plant in the Czech Republic.

    Fire stops production at Nepal's Kulekhani 2 hydroelectric plant


    Power generation at Nepal's 32-MW Kelekhani 2 hydroelectric plant has stopped after a fire damaged several transformers in the project's powerhouse earlier this week.

    Rehab work continues at Russia's Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower project


    Russian utility JSC RusHydro has commissioned another unit at its Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric plant, adding 640 MW to the project's installed capacity.

    U.S. extends bid date to refurbish generators, draft tubes at 250-MW Yellowtail Dam


    The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids to rewind and refurbish generators as well as to clean and recoat draft tubes, scroll cases, and head covers of the 250-MW Yellowtail Dam hydroelectric project on the Big Horn River in Montana.

    Mining giant Ivanplats signs MOU for Congo hydroelectric power study


    A memorandum of understanding signed between international mining company Ivanplats and La Societe Nationale d'Electricite will allow for a feasibility study exploring the possibility of restoring and upgrading the Nzilo 1 hydropower project.

    Belgium utility seeks turbine-generator replacements at 9.15-MW Andenne hydro project


    Belgium utility EDF Luminus nv seeks bids for replacement of two turbine-generator units at the 9.15-MW Andenne hydroelectric project on Belgium's Meuse River.

    Voith to upgrade Rheinkratwerk Albbruck-Dogern hydropower project


    The Rheinkraftwerk Albbruck-Dogern hydroelectric project will soon receive a multi-million dollar modernization from Voith, according to a release from the company's Heidenheim headquarters.

    Malawi seeks environmental studies, construction supervision


    Malawi has issued additional solicitations, seeking consultants to perform environmental studies of natural habitats in the Shire River Basin as well as a consulting engineer/construction supervisor for its national electric utility.

    Firms sought for rapid-response work on dams, infrastructure in eastern U.S.


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small businesses able to provide rapid-response services to repair and rehabilitate dams, reservoirs, and flood and hurricane protection projects in the eastern United States.

    Alkali-aggregate reactions make Mactaquac hydropower project's future unclear


    Faulty concrete is forcing Canadian utility NB Power to evaluate the long-term viability of its 672-MW Mactaquac hydroelectric plant, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    Emagineered Solutions seeks international partners for gravity dam repair system


    Emagineered Solutions, Inc. is looking for qualified international partners to serve as licensed distributors of its CYLutions concrete gravity dam waterstop repair system.

    Georgia seeks bids to refurbish waterways of 1,250-MW Enguri, 245-Vardnili cascade


    Georgia project operator Engurhesi Ltd. seeks bids for civil works construction to refurbish waterways and to construct a new discharge channel for the 1,250-MW Enguri hydroelectric project and the 245-MW Vardnili hydropower cascade on Georgia's Enguri River.

    Seattle hydro utility seeks coordinator for infrastructure construction


    Seattle City Light invites applications for the position of senior capital projects coordinator for infrastructure construction related to the utility's hydroelectric facilities.

    Transformer bidding extended by U.S. for 1,312-MW Glen Canyon Dam


    The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids from small businesses to replace generator step-up transformers at 1,312-MW Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River.

    U.S. again extends bidding to refurbish gates at California's Prosser Creek Dam


    The Bureau of Reclamation again extended the deadline for bids to refurbish gates at Prosser Creek Dam in California.

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    Reclamation plans work at Mormon Island, Stampede dams

    Improving Debris Management at Lake Lynn Dam


    Personnel safety, cost, efficiency and effectiveness were all determining factors when the operators of Lake Lynn Dam and its associated 51.2-MW powerhouse sought a solution to improve debris management practices. The new solution has prevented mechanical failures and reduction in spillway capacity.

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