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    French utility awards contracts for small hydro project construction


    French utility Synergie Maurienne has awarded three contracts for the construction of the 3.2-MW Encombres a Saint la Porte small hydropower plant in the Savoy region.

    Vietnam seeks grid link from 260-MW Trung Son hydro project


    Northern Vietnam Power Projects Management Board seeks bids for civil construction and for equipment to complete a 220-kilovolt transmission line to connect the 260-MW Trung Son hydroelectric project to Vietnam's national power system.

    Inspector general orders FERC to restrict sensitive power system information


    Citing lapses in control of sensitive power system information, the Energy Department's Office of Inspector General has ordered the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to take immediate steps to protect national security information pertaining to the bulk power system, which in some cases includes hydroelectric facilities.

    U.S. seeks firms to replace relays, switchgear at 21.5-MW St. Marys Falls hydro project


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to replace protective relays and switchgear/motor control assemblies at the 21.5-MW St. Marys Falls hydro project on the St. Marys River at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

    Solomon Islands seeks design support, supervision of 750-kW Fiu River hydro project


    The government of the Solomon Islands invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide design support and construction supervision for the 750-kW Fiu River hydroelectric project.

    Bosnia pre-qualifies firms to build 20-MW Vranduk hydropower project


    Utility Elektroprivreda of Bosnia and Herzegovina invites applications for pre-qualification to construct the 20-MW Vranduk hydroelectric project in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    Manitoba Hydro selects consortium to construct 695-MW Keeyask hydropower plant


    A team led by engineering firm Bechtel has been awarded a US$1.25 billion contract from Manitoba Hydro to construct the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric plant.

    Illwerke selects Alstom to supply generators, exciters for Obervermuntwerk 2 pumped-storage project


    Vorarlberger Illwerke AG has awarded Alstom a contract to supply two generators and exciters for the Obervermuntwerk 2 pumped-storage hydropower plant in Montafon, Austria.

    Vietnam utility seeks bids to equip 7.5-MW Nam Pay hydro project


    Vietnam's Northern Power Corp. seeks bids to supply turbine-generators and other equipment for the 7.5-MW Nam Pay hydroelectric project in Vietnam.

    FERC sets workshop on reactive supply, frequency regulation and response


    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has scheduled a workshop to gather information on third-party provision of reactive supply and voltage control, and frequency regulation and response.

    U.S. seeks testing of station service, control system batteries at 132.3-MW Gavins Point Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform load testing of station service and power plant control system batteries at 132.3-MW Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River.

    Corps seeks firms for work on hydro, dams, other sites in Southeast


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform construction, rehabilitation and other work at hydroelectric projects, dams, and other facilities in its Savannah District.

    ABB wins contract to upgrade Hydro-Quebec transmission system


    Power and automation technology group ABB has won a US$60 million order from Hydro-Quebec to replace "vital components" in its ultra-high transmission system.

    U.S. seeks relays, switchboards for 90-MW Norfork, 340-MW Bull Shoals hydro projects


    The Southwestern Power Administration seeks bids to replace protective relay and control switchboard panels at two substations and at 90-MW Norfork and 340-MW Bull Shoals hydropower projects in Arkansas.

    Consortium wins bid for Belo Monte hydropower project transmission lines


    The IE Belo Monte Consortium has been awarded a contract to construct transmission lines associated with Brazil's 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower plant.

    U.S. seeks bids for hydro turbine guide bearings at 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply hydro turbine guide bearings for the First Powerhouse of 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam in Oregon and Washington.

    Andritz signs deal for Muskrat Falls hydropower plant


    Andritz Hydro has been awarded an order to supply all hydromechanical equipment for Canada's 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydropower project.

    Tajikistan seeks rehab consultant for 240-MW Golovnaya hydro project


    Utility Barki Tojik Joint Stock Holding Co. invites expressions of interest from consultants to oversee refurbishment of electrical and mechanical equipment at Tajikistan's 240-MW Golovnaya hydropower project.

    U.S. seeks bids to replace electrical service at 130-MW Barkley Lock and Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for electrical service replacement at Barkley Lock, part of the 130-MW Barkley hydroelectric complex on the Cumberland River in Kentucky.

    U.S. extends bidding for station service replacement at 980-MW McNary Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended bidding for replacement, rehabilitation and modernization of the station service electrical power system at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

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