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4 Hot Trends in Civil Structures and Dam Safety


By Bethany Duarte
Four key trends — managing aging infrastructure, using new technology, managing risk and dealing with seismic issues — are concerning and exciting dam owners and operators worldwide.

Guadeloupe seeks new dam monitoring of Dumanoir Dam


The government of Guadeloupe seeks a new period of auscultation dam monitoring of Dumanoir Dam, in the commune of Capesterre Belle Eau in Guadeloupe.

Venezuela's 514-MW Fabricio Ojeda hydropower project on line soon


The first unit of Venezuela's 514-MW Fabricio Ojeda hydroelectric plant will come on line in July, according to state-owned utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional (Corpoelec).

Court allows Cemig to retain control of 424-MW Jauara hydropower plant


An injunction granted by Brazil's Superior Court of Justice will allow utility company Cemig to maintain control of the 424-MW Jaguara hydroelectric plant.

Voith modernizations at 3,444-MW Ilha Solteira nearing completion


Voith has begun the final stages in the modernization of the 3,444-MW Ilha Solteira hydropower project, has learned.

Dominican Republic seeks dam design and construction of 2-MW La Dos Bocas hydro project


Dominican Republic hydro generator Empresa de Generacion Hidroelectrica Dominicana (Egehid) seeks bids for dam design and construction of the 2-MW La Dos Bocas hydroelectric project.

Permitting slowing power auction for Brazil's Sao Manoel hydroelectric project


Plans to auction power from the 700-MW Sao Manoel hydroelectric project by the end of 2013 might be delayed due to delays in the plant's environmental processing, has learned.

Costa Rica seeks hydro consultant panel, electro-mechanical equipment for 305.5-MW Reventazon hydro project


Costa Rica's electric utility has issued solicitations for a hydro consultant panel and for electro-mechanical equipment for the 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric project in the Siquirres area of Costa Rica's Limon Province.

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