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Hydro Headlines
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
AECOM wins US10 million U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contract
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- AECOM Technology Corp. is awarded a five-year, US10 million contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Portland, Ore., district. For more details on this story, click here.
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New Development
Wayne Krouse video
Featured video of the week
Video: An interview with Wayne Krouse, president of Hydro Green Energy LLC. The company recently won honorable mention in the renewable/sustainable category of Power Engineering magazine’s annual Projects of the Year Awards. See the story under the In Focus section of this newsletter.
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Idaho stream
Idaho land agreement benefits wildlife restoration
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Idaho officials and energy company Avista Corp. agree to a land swap intended to benefit wildlife restoration efforts and state-operated timber operations. For more details on this story, click here.
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NHA to accept scholarship applications
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Hydropower Association is accepting applications for the 2010 NHA Past Presidents’ Legacy Scholarship beginning the first week of January 2010.
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Georgia hydro deal
KEPCO signs US1 billion Georgia hydro deal
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea’s state-run utility Korea Electric Power Corp. signs a memorandum of understanding with Georgia’s energy department to develop US1 billion in hydropower projects in the country. For more details on this story, click here.
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Technology & Equipment
Hydro project approved for Amazon region
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Brazil’s environmental department, Ibama, grants authorization for construction of a hydroelectric project on the Jari River in the Amazonian region.
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Isagen gets US140 million loan for new hydro project
BOGOTA, Colombia -- The Andean Development Corporation approved a US140 million loan to assist with development of state-run Isagen’s Sogamoso hydroelectric project in eastern Colombia, according to Business News Americas.
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Hipot testing
High-Potential (Hipot) Testing: A Tool to Assess Stator Winding Condition
High-potential (hipot) withstand testing can be used on an existing generator to assess the machine’s condition.
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In Focus
Vietnam hydro project helped by jumbo drilling rigs
DEAL, UK -- The delivery of two jumbo drilling rigs is expected to put construction of the Dakmi 4 hydroelectric project near Da Nang, Vietnam, back on schedule, according to Sandvik Mining and Construction.
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Hydro Tech solves bearing problems at Africa hydro project
SAULT STE. MARIE, Ontario, Canada -- Hydro Tech Inc. and the Volta River Authority of Ghana, Africa, complete the installation of two of six custom-designed thrust bearings at Ghana’s 1,020-MW Akosombo Generating Station. For more details on this story, click here.
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Tech Briefs: Techniques minimize effects of blasting on structures, fish
Using a combination of rock work pads and bubble curtains helped Columbia Power minimize effects on both existing structures and fish during construction of the 120-MW Brilliant Expansion project.
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Ocean
Atlantis plans testing of world's biggest tidal turbine
LONDON, England -- Atlantis Resources Corp. selected the waters off Scotland’s Orkney Islands as the proving ground for the world’s biggest tidal turbine. For more details, click here.
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