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Architect-engineering sought for Corps Great Lakes, Ohio area

12/12/2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks architect-engineer services for a range of military and civil works projects in its Great Lakes and Ohio River Division of the eastern United States.

Ecuador seeks studies, including hydro, of Rio Verde project

12/12/2012

Ecuador's investment institute invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform feasibility studies, including hydropower potential, of the Rio Verde multi-purpose project on Ecuador's Rio Verde.

U.S. seeks firms for geophysical surveying of Isabella Dam

12/11/2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of performing geophysical surveying of Isabella Dam on California's Kern River.

European bank seeks consultant to advance Turkey renewables plan

12/11/2012

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invites expressions of interest from consultants to help the government of Turkey develop a renewable energy action plan, including small hydropower.

Costa Rica extends bidding for study of ocean energy potential

12/10/2012

Government utility Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) has extended the deadline for bids from consultants to determine Costa Rica's ocean energy potential for electricity generation.

DR Congo seeks experts to study Inga project, transmission

12/06/2012

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve on panels to study development of the Inga hydroelectric complex on the Congo River and transmission lines to deliver its power.

Scotland's EMEC to help establish new hydrokinetic test site off Taiwan coast

12/05/2012

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and several Asian universities and institutes have announced they will collaborate to develop a new marine energy test center in Taiwan.

Fish Protection: Cooperative Research Advances Fish-Friendly Turbine Design

12/01/2012

Research into the effects of sudden pressure changes inside a turbine on fish is providing valuable insight to guide the design of fish-friendly turbines. Installation of a new unit at 603-MW Ice Harbor is intended to provide field results to evaluate the success of this work.

Hydro Research Foundation accepting nominations for 2013 Fellowship Program

11/29/2012

The Hydro Research Foundation is now accepting applications for its Hydro Fellowship Program.

Pakistan seeks survey, design of transmission for 4,320-MW Dasu

11/28/2012

Pakistan's National Transmission and Dispatch Co. (NTDC) invites expressions of interest to perform geotechnical investigations, route mapping, and engineering design of transmission lines to interconnect the 4,320-MW Dasu hydroelectric project to be built on the Indus River in Pakistan. 

Minesto launching next round of ocean power tests soon

11/27/2012

Hydrokinetic energy company Minesto will soon begin a new round of testing with its "Deep Green" technology, HydroWorld.com has learned.


Costa Rica seeks study of ocean energy potential

11/27/2012

Government utility Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) seeks bids from consultants to determine Costa Rica's ocean energy potential for electricity generation.

Eco Wave Power, Ocean University of China teaming up for hydrokinetic development

11/26/2012

Hydrokinetic energy company Eco Wave Power and the Ocean University of China have signed a memorandum of understanding that could see the first commercial-scale implementation of EWP technologies.

Burundi seeks studies of 32-MW Jiji, 17-MW Mulembwe

11/20/2012

Burundi's water and electric utility invites expressions of interest from firms to perform environmental and social impact studies of the proposed 32-MW Jiji and 17-MW Mulembwe hydroelectric projects and a related transmission line in Burundi's Bururi Province.

Reclamation awards contract for work in five northwestern states

11/20/2012

Pacific Geomatic Services Inc. has won a US$2 million contract for surveying services related to Bureau of Reclamation water resources facilities in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana and Wyoming.

EA opens new office in Ann Arbor

11/19/2012

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology Inc. has announced the opening of a new office in Ann Arbor.

Bank seeks consultant for Laos hydro developers working group

11/15/2012

The World Bank's International Finance Corp. (IFC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to facilitate a Hydropower Developers Working Group in Laos.

Normandeau Associates wins contract for fish counting at eight Corps hydroelectric plants

11/14/2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$3.1 million contract to Normandeau Associates Inc. to perform fish counting services at eight federal hydropower project along the Columbia and Snake rivers.

ACORE renewable energy report shows hydropower impact state-by-state

11/14/2012

The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has published a state-by-state survey of renewable energy resources, including the impact hydropower has in terms of capacity and generation.

Peru seeks more studies of small and medium-sized hydro projects

11/13/2012

Peru's energy and mines ministry invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop socio-environmental studies for small and medium-sized hydropower projects in Peru.

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