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Contractual obligations
23 December, 2003
The contract awards section of IWP&DC’s Yearbook provides vital information for industry members. It not only gives companies the chance to inform readers of their progress, but provides a valuable insight into market trends in the hydro power industry worldwide. Make sure your company is listed each year

Loch, stock and two Scottish refurbs
23 December, 2003
Two Scottish hydro power plants are to be refurbished by early 2005 following the award of turnkey contracts worth some US$21M to Alstom.

Washington engineer of choice for Exelon
23 December, 2003
Exelon Power has chosen Washington Group International (WGI) to provide engineering services to its US hydroelectric and pumped storage plants.

Mini hydro for New Zealand
23 December, 2003
Esk Hydro Power (EHP) has signed an agreement with the New Zealand government for the installation of a mini-hydro scheme that will qualify for emission reduction credits under the Kyoto Protocol.

Pacific Hydro odds-on Chile favourite
23 December, 2003
Australia's Pacific Hydro Limited (PHY) looks set to acquire two hydro plants in Chile from the Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco) copper company.

Call for papers for Dam Safety 2004
19 December, 2003
The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) invites all persons interested in the safety of dams to submit abstracts of papers to be considered for presentation at Dam Safety 2004, ASDSO's 21st Annual Conference, to be held September 26-29, 2004 at the Pointe South Mountain Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, US.

NYPA to Sell St. Lawrence Project Bonds
19 December, 2003
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) is selling US$213M of fixed-rate taxable revenue bonds to help finance the federal re-licensing costs of the 900MW St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt hydro plant in Massena.

MA utilities appeal decision
19 December, 2003
THE US STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS' municipal electric companies have asked federal regulators to reconsider a decision allowing New York to halve the amount of cheap hydroelectric power the utilities can buy from two upstate dams.

Lake Tapps hydro plant to close
19 December, 2003
PUGET SOUND ENERGY (PSE) HAS decided to close down its 70MW Lake Tapps hydro plant after 92 years of operation.

New runners for New Melones
15 December, 2003
A refurbishment contract worth over US$8.8M has been awarded to GE Hydro's Canadian branch for work on the New Melones hydro plant in California, US.

IHA proposes CDM guidelines
15 December, 2003
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has proposed the use of its Sustainability Guidelines and Compliance Checklist as selection criteria for clean development mechanism and joint initiative hydro schemes.

PPA secures sale of Nepalese power
15 December, 2003
West Seti, a proposed 750MW hydroelectric plant in Nepal, is to sell all of its power to neighbouring India.

Grand schemes on the Congo
11 December, 2003
The idea of developing the river Congo’s potential has gained credence in recent years, as the political and security situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo has gradually improved. Neil Ford takes a look at the potential to increase capacity at Inga dam, as well as develop new plants elsewhere in the country

Flood control quartet planned for Nakdong
09 December, 2003
South Korea's ministry of construction and transportation plans to build four flood control dams along the Nakdong river.

USBR modification project complete
09 December, 2003
Wickiup dam near Bend, Oregon, US has received a series of modifications under the US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) Safety of Dams programme.

Green light for Vietnam hydro
09 December, 2003
Huong Son Hydro-Electric Joint Stock Co. announced in late November that it would start constructing a 42MW hydroelectric power plant in the central Vietnamese province of Ha Tinh in the first quarter of 2004, according to the Vietnamese News Agency (VNA).

USACE reviews Missouri river operations
09 December, 2003
The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is considering passing control of six hydroelectric power plants along the Missouri river to a central location after normal working hours.

Reinforcement at Tuttle Creek
02 December, 2003
Engineers are to carry out test drilling work at Tuttle Creek dam to help reinforce it against earthquake damage, according to Associated Press (AP) reports.

X marks the spot for NHPC
02 December, 2003
A contract worth around US$168.3M has been awarded to the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) for the construction of the 132MW Teesta Low Dam project in West Bengal, India.

More hydro in Kerala pipeline
02 December, 2003
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) of India has won a turnkey order valued at over US$36M for the100MW Kuttiyadi hydroelectric plant in the Kerala region of the country.

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