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PIT tag monitor installers sought for 810-MW Lower Granite fish studies

01/17/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small businesses able to install a system in a spillway of 810-MW Lower Granite Dam to monitor passive integrated transponder tags in migrating fish.

PIT tag monitor installers sought for 810-MW Lower Granite fish studies

01/17/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small businesses able to install a system in a spillway of 810-MW Lower Granite Dam to monitor passive integrated transponder tags in migrating fish.

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Conelec selects Astec to perform hydro project inventory

01/17/2013

Ecuador's state electricity authority, Consejo Nacional de Electricidad (Conelec) has awarded a contract to Astec Asesoria Tecnica Cia. Ltda. to perform inventory studies for 10 new hydro projects.

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Conelec selects Astec to perform hydro project inventory

01/17/2013

Ecuador's state electricity authority, Consejo Nacional de Electricidad (Conelec) has awarded a contract to Astec Asesoria Tecnica Cia. Ltda. to perform inventory studies for 10 new hydro projects.

Indonesia seeks consultants to prepare dam safety plans

01/14/2013

The government of Indonesia invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare emergency action plans for 24 dams.

Indonesia seeks consultants to prepare dam safety plans

01/14/2013

The government of Indonesia invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare emergency action plans for 24 dams.

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Expansion of Cherbourg hydrokinetic energy testing site announced

01/08/2013

The Raz Blanchard tidal power test site near Cherbourg will receive a 35 hectare expansion, thanks to a US$96.2 million plan unveiled by the Ports of Normandy Authority.

Port of Cherbourg

Expansion of Cherbourg hydrokinetic energy testing site announced

01/08/2013

The Raz Blanchard tidal power test site near Cherbourg will receive a 35 hectare expansion, thanks to a US$96.2 million plan unveiled by the Ports of Normandy Authority.

European Bank seeks energy sector consultants, including hydro power and ocean energy

01/08/2013

The European Investment Bank (EIB) seeks bids from energy sector consultants to participate in a four-year framework agreement to advance energy projects, including hydropower and ocean energy, throughout its countries of operation.

European Bank seeks energy sector consultants, including hydro power and ocean energy

01/08/2013

The European Investment Bank (EIB) seeks bids from energy sector consultants to participate in a four-year framework agreement to advance energy projects, including hydropower and ocean energy, throughout its countries of operation.

Architect-engineer sought to provide civil construction services for U.S. Corps Great Lakes-Ohio Division

01/08/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites applications for pre-qualification to perform architectural-engineering services in the Corps' Chicago District and Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.

Architect-engineer sought to provide civil construction services for U.S. Corps Great Lakes-Ohio Division

01/08/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites applications for pre-qualification to perform architectural-engineering services in the Corps' Chicago District and Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.

Guatemala seeks feasibility studies of 200-MW Xalala hydroelectric project

01/07/2013

Guatemala utility Instituto Nacional de Electrificacion (INDE) seeks bids to perform feasibility studies of the 200-MW Xalala hydroelectric project on Guatemala's Chixoy River.

Guatemala seeks feasibility studies of 200-MW Xalala hydroelectric project

01/07/2013

Guatemala utility Instituto Nacional de Electrificacion (INDE) seeks bids to perform feasibility studies of the 200-MW Xalala hydroelectric project on Guatemala's Chixoy River.

Hydro-economic analyses sought for countries' water management

12/19/2012

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform hydro-economic analyses to ensure sustainable water resource management by the bank's various client countries.

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Scotrenewables accepts loan to further tidal turbine development

12/19/2012

Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited (STPL) has accepted a US$14.36 million financing package that will help in the design, construction and installation of a Scotrenewables commercial-scale tidal turbine.

Consortium wins European Commission grant to show feasibility of pumped-storage technologies

12/18/2012

The European Commission has awarded a US$21.55 million grant to a consortium of renewable energy and technology companies to help upgrade Electricite de France's 485-MW Le Cheylas pumped-storage hydropower plant.

Bank seeks consultant for small hydro data, mapping services

12/17/2012

The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to provide small hydropower resource mapping services over four years.

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.

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