Dam Design and Construction

Women engineers are breaking stereotypes at a major dam upgrade on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. The $24 million upgrade of Ewen Maddock Dam is being carried out by water company Seqwater, Hall Contracting and design consultants GHD. It began last March to strengthen the existing embankment and increase the dam’s floodwater capacity to bring it in...
Dam Design and Construction

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia have resumed talks in an attempt to resolve conflict surrounding Africa’s largest and most controversial hydroelectric project, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). However, recent conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region could cause a delay in confirming a resolution. Concerns are that Ethiopia is currently distracted by fighting between the government and the...
Jobs and People

The Bureau of Reclamation has named Ernest Hall, P.E., chief of the Civil Engineering Services Division #2 at the Technical Service Center in Denver, Colo., U.S. “Reclamation relies upon the Technical Service Center for its leadership, excellence, and world-class engineering and science services,” said Chief Engineer David Raff. “Mr. Hall’s experience, expertise, and leadership will...
New Development

A consortium led by VINCI Construction signed a contract with the Gambia River Basin Development Organisation to build Sambangalou dam in southeast of Senegal, close to the Guinean border. The €388 million (US$471.3 million) contract follows on from an initial phase conducting studies and preparatory work, which took place over a period of 18 months....
Business

Cambodia, which relies heavily on hydropower, has witnessed power shortages due to reduced hydropower generation owing to draughts and lower water levels in the dams. The country’s recent 10-year plan has low impetus on developing mainstream dams and seeks alternative sources to meet the electricity demand from coal, LNG, solar PV and imports from neighboring...