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    OPT, Mitsui sign manufacturing and distribution deal for wave energy system


    Wave energy developer Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. have signed an agreement in the development and commercialization of OPT's "PowerBuoy" generating technology.

    Tajikistan renews call for flood warning system for 126-MW Kayrakkum


    The government of Tajikistan has renewed a solicitation for a flood early warning system for 126-MW Kayrakkum Dam on Tajikistan's Syr Darya River.

    Bids due to U.S. for electrical equipment, dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day hydro project


    In the wake of the U.S. government shutdown, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers restored the bidding schedule for electrical equipment and for dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

    RusHydro, China Three Gorges express interest in joint river control project


    JSC RusHydro and China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) have announced their interest in constructing storage-based hydroelectric projects along feeders of the Amur River.

    Canada's BC Hydro seeks diving services throughout British Columbia


    Canadian utility BC Hydro invites applications for pre-qualification to provide commercial diving services to the hydropower utility at locations throughout British Columbia.

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    Method for Identifying Dynamic Instability of Tainter Gates


    By Keiko Anami, Noriaki Ishii, Charles W. Knisely, Takuma Tsuji and Tatsuya Oku
    A method for determining the operational stability of tainter gates has been developed.

    From the Board Room: Wolfgang Semper, Hydro Equipment Association


    By David Appleyard
    In this interview, Wolfgang Semper discusses the current status of hydropower in terms of technology, as well as innovative approaches to improve hydropower development worldwide.

    Condition Monitoring Can Extend Life of Bearings, Turbines and Plants


    By Bethany Duarte
    Monitoring the operating condition of bearings in a hydropower unit is a vitally important component of an overall plant maintenance and reliability program.

    Celebrating the Past, Looking to the Future


    A notable anniversary is upon us, for it is 100 years since the Austrian scientist Viktor Kaplan developed his eponymous turbine, having been granted Austrian patent no. 74244 for his design in 1913.

    World Bank seeks studies of up to nine Liberia small hydropower sites


    The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform pre-feasibility studies of six to nine small hydropower sites in Liberia.

    Corps to restart, enlarge tender for hydro turbine-generator rehab work


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is restarting and substantially enlarging a solicitation for emergency rehabilitation or replacement of hydroelectric turbines, generators, and pump motors in the Corps' Northwestern Region.

    EnBW, EDF celebrate completion of 148-MW run-of-river hydropower project


    More than 200 representatives from Germany and France gathered this past week to mark the completion of the 148-MW Rheinkraftwerk Iffezheim hydropower plant.

    U.S. postpones call for electrical equipment, dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day hydro project


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has delayed plans to seek bids for electrical equipment and for dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

    Scottish Water selects Black & Veatch for hydroelectric power retrofit program


    Black & Veatch has been selected by Scottish Water to help develop hydroelectric power generating capabilities at a number of the utility's raw water and treated potable water locations.

    Voith Hydro announces promotion at York office


    Voith Hydro has announced that Stan Kocon has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer at its facility in York, effective immediately.

    Nepal seeks design, supervision consultants for rehab of 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydro project


    Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) invites expressions of interest from consultants to design and supervise rehabilitation of the 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydroelectric project on the Kali Gandaki River in western Nepal.

    MWH seeks geotechnical engineer for dams, hydro projects in Oregon


    International engineer MWH invites applications for a senior geotechnical engineer to work on dams, reservoirs, hydroelectric projects, tunnels, and underground structures for water resources projects.

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