The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation awarded Andritz Hydro a contract for design and supply of a replacement turbine, with an option to supply three more, at the 2,078-MW Hoover Dam hydroelectric project on the Colorado River in Arizona and Nevada.
The agency began overhaul work on Hoover Dam turbines in 1998.
BuRec is seeking computational fluid dynamics, design, physical modeling, hydraulic turbine manufacturing and supply of one turbine for Hoover Unit N8, including runner cones, coupling bolts and design of a draft tube throat liner. It proposes an option for manufacture of three more turbines for Units A1, N5 and N6.
Recently, The Bureau of Reclamation awarded Andritz Hydro an $18.2 million contract to rewind three generators and replace excitation equipment at the 198.72-MW Folsom Dam hydroelectric plant.
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