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HRW 2010-2011 Worldwide Buyer’s Guide

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Turbine
U.S. awards Voith Hydro contract for Ice Harbor hydro project turbine upgrade
WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards Voith Hydro Inc. a contract to design and supply advanced turbines for the 603-MW Ice Harbor hydroelectric project on Washington’s lower Snake River.
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New Development
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Auction date set for Belo Monte hydro project in Brazil
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- An auction to sell the rights to build and operate the Belo Monte hydroelectric project in Brazil's Amazon is planned for April 20, the Mines and Energy Ministry reports. For more information, click here.
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Mark Stover
Featured video of the week
Video: An interview with Mark Stover, vice president of corporate affairs for Hydro Green Energy
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SNC Lavalin
SNC Lavalin wins contract for Gourbassi hydropower project in Africa
MONTREAL, Canada -- SNC-Lavalin of Canada is awarded a US1.5 million contract for a feasibility study and summary preliminary draft of the 25-MW Gourbassi hydroelectric project on the Faleme River in Mali, Africa. For more information, click here.
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Nam Theun II
Lao hydropower project begins commercial export of power to Thailand
VIENTIANE, Laos -- The Nam Theun 2 hydropower project in Laos begins commercial export of 1,000 MW of electricity to Thailand. For more information, click here.
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Technology & Equipment
South Korea to help fund hydroelectric projects in Tajikistan
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan -- The Korea International Cooperation Agency plans to allocate 2.8 million to help fund hydroelectric projects in mountainous districts of Tajikistan, government agencies report.
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Embankment dam
Review of geophysical methods to detect seepage and internal erosion in embankment dams
Several non-intrusive geophysical methods are available to facilitate early detection of seepage, piping, and internal erosion in embankment dams. A review of these methods shows where they can be applied and indicates work needed to further improve the use of each.
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In Focus
Alstom and Bardella inaugurate hydro equipment factory in Brazil's Amazon region
PORTO VELHO, Brazil -- A joint venture between Alstom and Brazilian firm Bardella inaugurates a facility in Brazil's Amazon that will produce equipment for regional hydropower projects. For more information, click here.
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Tech Briefs: Reclamation provides mussel vulnerability template
A facility vulnerability assessment template available from the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation gives hydro project owners a tool for reviewing their facilities and identifying vulnerabilities to quagga and zebra mussels.
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Online Buyers’ Guide
The HydroWorld Online Buyers’ Guide is available at www.hydroworld.com. This online hydropower business resource features a “Compare” function that allows users to view multiple companies’ Buyers’ Guide profiles side by side. Use this helpful function to compare the many companies listed in the online guide. The new online hydro industry resource allows users to perform general text searches and to search by product, service or company name to access contact information and details for individual companies.
To check out the new online buyers' guide, click here.
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