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Flow Science announces upgrades to hydro research software

01/28/2013

Flow Science, Inc. has released an update to its FLOW-3D computational fluid dynamics software, further enhancing the program's value in hydroelectric power project design, the company said.

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Flow Science announces upgrades to hydro research software

01/28/2013

Flow Science, Inc. has released an update to its FLOW-3D computational fluid dynamics software, further enhancing the program's value in hydroelectric power project design, the company said.

Pacific Marine Energy Center

First utility-scale wave energy testing center to be built in Oregon

01/25/2013

The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, or NNMREC, which is based at Oregon State University, has chosen Newport, Ore., as the future site of the first utility-scale, grid-connected wave energy test site in the United States – the Pacific Marine Energy Center.

Pacific Marine Energy Center

First utility-scale wave energy testing center to be built in Oregon

01/25/2013

The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, or NNMREC, which is based at Oregon State University, has chosen Newport, Ore., as the future site of the first utility-scale, grid-connected wave energy test site in the United States – the Pacific Marine Energy Center.

Uganda seeks geotechnical consultants for 4.36-MW Nyagak 3 mini hydro project

01/24/2013

Uganda Electricity Generation Co. Ltd. (UEGCL) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform geological and topological studies for the proposed 4.36-MW Nyagak 3 mini-hydropower project in Uganda.

Uganda seeks geotechnical consultants for 4.36-MW Nyagak 3 mini hydro project

01/24/2013

Uganda Electricity Generation Co. Ltd. (UEGCL) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform geological and topological studies for the proposed 4.36-MW Nyagak 3 mini-hydropower project in Uganda.

Muskrat Falls Hydro Project

New study supports 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric plant as least-cost option

01/17/2013

A study released this week from the Nova Scotia government said electricity purchased from the 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric plant could cost more than US$408 million less than energy imported from Quebec.

Muskrat Falls Hydro Project

New study supports 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric plant as least-cost option

01/17/2013

A study released this week from the Nova Scotia government said electricity purchased from the 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric plant could cost more than US$408 million less than energy imported from Quebec.

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.

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.

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.

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