Fatih Çevik, general manager of Limak Construction, based in Ankara, Turkey, has had a longstanding affection for the Çoruh River in the country’s mountainous northeastern region, which he describes as part of the landscape of his youth.
A consortium led by Norwegian green energy developer and operator Scatec has signed a commercial agreement to finance, construct, operate and maintain a greenfield hydroelectric power plant with peak capacity of 350 MW in the southern African country of Malawi.
The population of North Texas has surged by 650,00 over the last five years, increasing the demand for essential services from ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2022 Owner of the Year, the North Texas Municipal Water District.
The $11-million project to raise Hell Hole Dam in Foresthill, Calif., was never going to be easy. Built in 1966, the earth-and-rock embankment dam impounds two rivers to form Hell Hole Reservoir in a rugged, remote location.
Dam owners, state and local authorities must do a better job of understanding the history of the dams in their inventory as well as preparing for ice runs that could destroy dams like Nebraska's Spencer Dam, which collapsed under the weight of heavy rain combined with cold temperatures and frozen ground last spring.