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Corps extends registration for Little Rock District industry day for hydro, other work

05/12/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District has extended the deadline for registration to attend a fiscal year 2014 industry day to talk with contractors about work on its facilities and hydropower projects.

Jensen wins contract to construct new diversion dam control structure at Saylorville Dam

05/12/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$9.29 million contract to Jensen Construction Co. to construct a new diversion dam control structure at Iowa's Saylorville Dam.

EdgeTech unveils new underwater surveying tool

05/12/2014

A new bathymetry system from underwater technology developer EdgeTech allowed the company to map Canada's St. John's Harbor in less than three hours.

U.S. seeks wicket gates for 3.4-MW Boise Diversion Dam hydro plant

05/09/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to supply replacement wicket gates for the 3.4-MW Boise Diversion Dam on Idaho's Boise River.

Duke Energy watching Brazil as droughts continue to affect hydroelectric power

05/09/2014

United States-based Duke Energy is keeping a close eye on its Brazilian hydroelectric power assets in anticipation of potential energy rationing, CEO Lynn Good said earlier this week.

Hydroelectric power, other renewables forecast to grow, EIA report says

05/08/2014

A report released this week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration projects national growth amongst renewables -- including hydroelectric power -- in coming decades.

U.S. seeks firms for dam monitoring instruments for Colorado's Trinidad Dam

05/08/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to install dam monitoring instrumentation at Trinidad Dam on Colorado's Purgatoire River.

Voith Hydro wins contract for Kettle hydroelectric plant generator rehab

05/08/2014

Manitoba Hydro has awarded a service contract to Voith Hydro as part of an extensive modernization of three generator units at the Kettle hydropower project in Manitoba.

SMUD awards owner's engineer contracts for Iowa Hill pumped-storage project

05/07/2014

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has selected a number of companies to provide owner's engineers services for its proposed 400-MW Iowa Hill pumped-storage hydroelectric plant.

Obama renominates LaFleur to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

05/07/2014

President Obama has renominated Commissioner Cheryl A. LaFleur to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Her nomination is subject to Senate confirmation.

Canada utility seeks switchgear work at 479-MW Grand Rapids, 165-MW Seven Sisters hydro projects

05/07/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for circuit breakers and switchgear modifications at the 479-MW Grand Falls and 165-MW Seven Sisters hydroelectric projects in Manitoba.

Consulting firm Kleinfelder earns industry honors

05/06/2014

Kleinfelder has been named No. 39 in Engineering News-Record's 2014 Top 500 Design Firm rankings, making it one of the most profitable employee-owned engineering, architecture and science consulting firms in the United States.

O&M bidding extended again by U.S. for 14-MW Philpott hydro project

05/06/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers further extended the deadline for bids from small businesses to provide operation and maintenance of the Corps' 14-MW Philpott hydroelectric project in Virginia.

Corps seeks relief well and geophysical survey services in eastern U.S.

05/05/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest in performing foundation pressure relief well and geophysical survey services at civil works projects in the Corps' Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.

Mr. Harris Goes to Washington

05/05/2014

It was said that when the State of Oklahoma asked its favorite son, Will Rogers, if they might sculpt his likeness for inclusion in the United States Capitol's statuary, the cowboy from Oolagah gave his consent only on the condition that his statue face the House chamber so he could "keep an eye on Congress."

Swiger honored as NHA Henwood Award recipient

05/05/2014

The National Hydropower Association presented Michael Swiger the Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award during its annual conference in Washington, D.C., in recognition of a lifetime of achievement in the hydroelectric power industry.

Site C hydropower project clears CEAA environmental review

05/02/2014

Development of BC Hydro's Site C hydropower project is moving forward after the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency's Joint Review Panel completed a review earlier this week.

U.S. seeks turbine bearing refurbishment at 110-MW Detroit Dam

05/02/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for turbine guide bearing refurbishment at the 110-MW Detroit Dam hydroelectric plant on Oregon's North Santiam River.

NorthWestern hydropower projects acquisition proposal clears FTC

05/02/2014

NorthWestern Energy has received Federal Trade Commission approval for its proposed purchase of 11 hydropower projects and related assets from PPL Montana, LLC.

Hydraulic modeling consultants NHC, LaSalle announce merger

05/01/2014

Northwest Hydraulic Consultants Ltd. has announced a merger acquisition of the LaSalle Consulting Group, forming the new "Lasalle|NHC".


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