Canals, Tunnels & Penstocks

Considerations in the design, construction, maintenance and repair of cannels, tunnels and penstocks associated with hydroelectric projects.

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ON-LINE REPORT: India’s NHPC commissions 390-mw Dulhasti

07/01/2007 India’s National Hydroelectric Power Corp. (NHPC) reports it fully commissioned the 390-mw Dulhasti hydroelectric project on the Chandra River in Jammu and Kashmir State.

Sharing Experiences with Applying Coatings to Turbines

07/01/2007 New Zealand power producer Genesis Energy specified the application of various coatings on new turbines at its 120-mw Rangipo hydro plant.

India state seeks penstock replacement for 3-MW Galogi

06/20/2007 The hydro development agency of India's Uttarakhand State seeks bids for renovation and modernization of the penstock of the 3-MW Galogi hydroelectric project in Dehradun District.

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06/01/2007 Accusonic Technologies introduces its new Model 7700/7720 Networked Multiple-Unit Flowmeter System.

ON-LINE REPORT: Operation begins at Brazil’s 880-mw Campos Novos

05/01/2007 CPFL Energia announced the first unit began operation in February at the 880-mw Campos Novos project on the Canoas River in Brazil’s Santa Catarina State.

Turbines, penstock sought to upgrade Norway's 500-kW Gaula

04/11/2007 Mikro- og Minikraft AS of Norway seeks bids for turbines and a penstock to upgrade the 500-kW Gaula hydroelectric project in Sor-Trondelag County, Norway.

Meeting the Challenge of Replacing an Old Penstock

04/01/2007 When the 65-year-old wood stave penstock of the 10.4-MW Pinnacles project in Virginia began leaking, owner Danville Power & Light decided to remove the structure and replace it with steel pipe.

Goldisthal Pumped-Storage Plant: More than Power Production

03/01/2007 The 1,060-mw Goldisthal pumped-storage plant features two variable-speed (asynchronous) motor-generators – the first-ever application of this type of equipment in a large hydroelectric project in Europe.

India developer awards headrace tunnel contract for 412-MW Rampur

03/01/2007 Hydro developer Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. has awarded a contract for civil and hydro-mechanical work to build a headrace tunnel for the 412-MW Rampur hydroelectric project.

Canada firm refurbishes penstock at 7.6-MW Brandywine Creek

10/12/2006 Run of River Power Inc. has awarded a C$991,000 (US$873,000) contract to MAC &MAC Hydrodemolition Inc. to perform corrective maintenance at its 7.6-MW Brandywine Creek project near Whistler, B.C.

Turkey seeks bidders for dam, tunnel of 30-MW Bagbasi

06/21/2006 Turkey's General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works (DSi) invites applications for pre-qualification to build Bagbasi Dam and Mavi Tunnel (Blue Tunnel) of the 30-MW Bagbasi project. Responses are due August 15.

India state seeks new penstock for 600-kW Sidrapong

02/28/2006 West Bengal State Electricity Board (WBSEB) invites bids by March 17 for replacement of penstock equipment at India's oldest hydroelectric plant, the 600-kW Sidrapong project, in Darjeeling, West Bengal State.

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