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Construction work begins on San Vicente dam raise
08 July, 2009
Construction work has started to raise the height of the San Vicente concrete gravity dam, in California.
Innovation under water
19 June, 2009
Good teamwork was the key to a successful refurbishment project on a cracked surge shaft liner at Middle Fork hydro project in the US. Black & Veatch were one of the project partners who helped undertake the work without dewatering the surge shaft and tunnel
Lake Lenexa project wins USSD award
13 May, 2009
The Lake Lenexa Dam and Spillway project in Kansas City, US, has been awarded the US Society of Dams (USSD) 2009 Excellence in the Constructed Project Award.
Plans for Lower Churchill scheme moved ahead
27 February, 2009
Calls for expressions of interest in the Lower Churchill scheme in Newfoundland and Labrador have been issued to six firms by the provincial energy utility of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nalcor Energy.
Getting to the bottom of it - identifying hydro sites
03 February, 2009
The availability of grant funding, improvements in the planning process and a steadily improving public acceptance are making more hydro schemes viable – but finding sites can still drain resources. A new approach to site identification dramatically reduces the need for speculative site visits, and opens the market for small and micro hydro customers. Nick Forrest gives IWP&DC an insight into the development of Hydrobot
Back on the mend - refurbishing Lower Carno dam
03 February, 2009
Essential remedial works are being carried out at Lower Carno dam in Wales, UK
A welcome return for hydro
28 January, 2009
The Scottish government is working hard to claim the title as the green energy capital of Europe. In recent years the pace of hydroelectric development has slowed, but publication of a new study has established hydro’s important role in fulfilling this ambition. There is now tremendous enthusiasm to ensure that Scotland’s hydro power legacy lives on. Suzanne Pritchard reports