Canals, Tunnels & Penstocks

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

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BC Hydro upgrades canal, replaces switchgear at two hydro projects

10/21/2014

BC Hydro crews have drained Kootenay Canal in order to upgrade the canal lining at the 572.2-MW Kootenay Canal hydroelectric project in British Columbia. 

Austria utility completes rehabilitation of 12.62-MW Opponitz hydropower project

10/16/2014

Vienna utility Wien Energie GmbH has completed rehabilitation of the 90-year-old, 12.62-MW Opponitz hydroelectric project on Austria's Ybbs River.

Developer extends construction bidding for 38.12 Mati hydro complex in Albania

10/07/2014

Austria hydropower developer Enso Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to construct the three-plant, 38.12-MW Mati hydropower complex on the Mati River in Albania.

Bosnia names seven pre-qualifiers for construction of 20-MW Vranduk hydropower project

09/30/2014

Utility Elektroprivreda of Bosnia and Herzegovina has pre-qualified seven groups to bid for construction of the 20-MW Vranduk hydroelectric project in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Welsh capital seeks 400-kW Radyr Weir hydro project for 19th century weir

09/29/2014

The City of Cardiff Council invites expressions of interest to construct the 400-kW Radyr Weir hydropower project utilizing a 19th century weir owned by the Welsh capital city.

Pakistan extends civil works solicitation for 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydro project

09/16/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to perform major civil works construction of the 2,160-MW Dasu Stage 1 hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Indus River.

Developer seeks construction of 38.12-MW Mati hydro complex in Albania

09/10/2014

Austria hydropower developer Enso Hydro seeks bids to construct the three-plant, 38.12-MW Mati hydropower complex on the Mati River in Albania.

French utility seeks power tunnel, penstock rehab at 34-MW Sabart hydro project

09/04/2014

Electricite de France (EDF) seeks bids to rehabilitate the power tunnel and replace penstock sections and the discharge conduit of the 34-MW Sabart hydroelectric project in France.

BC Hydro to seek engineering of dams, spillways, penstocks

08/26/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro plans to seek proposals from engineering consulting firms to engineer water retention and conveyance structures over at least seven years for the hydropower utility.

Tunneling complete at Turkey's 104-MW Kargi hydropower plant

08/01/2014

A tunnel boring machine has broken through 7.8 km of rock in preparation for construction of Turkey's 104-MW Kargi hydroelectric plant, manufacture Robbins Co. said.

Canada utility seeks engineering to refurbish Salmon River Dam

07/09/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids for engineering design services to refurbish Salmon River Diversion Dam in British Columbia.

Mechanical Couplings Replace Welding at Canoe Creek

06/18/2014

With its lush greenery and old-growth trees, the Pacific Rim Rainforest is a beautiful place to visit. But it can be a difficult place to work: annual precipitation is among the highest in the world, and the terrain can be steep and uneven.

Forrest Kerr: A Profile of Canadian Hydropower Development

06/18/2014

As one of three newly constructed AltaGas projects in the Pacific Northwest, the 195-MW Forrest Kerr hydropower project is set to be commissioned this summer. It is one of the largest single intake run-of-river projects in North America.

India state again extends qualifying to build 300-MW Lakhwar hydro project

06/17/2014

State utility Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (UJVNL) again extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to construct the 300-MW Lakhwar multi-purpose hydroelectric project on the Yamuna River in India's Uttarakhand State.

Italy water utility seeks aqueduct work to supply 973-kW Alcantara 1 hydro project

05/30/2014

Italian water utility Siciliacque SpA seeks bids to modify a water supply aqueduct to enable construction of the 973.77-kW Alcantara 1 hydroelectric project in Sicily.

Bolivia seeks bids to complete interrupted dam work on 80-MW Misicuni hydro project

05/23/2014

Empresa Misicuni, Bolivia's special purpose company to develop the Misicuni multi-purpose hydroelectric project, seeks bids from firms to resume construction of Misicuni Dam, spillway and related underground construction works.

World Bank Group approves financing for Nepal's Kabeli-A hydroelectric plant

05/20/2014

The World Bank Group has approved US$84.6 million in financing that will be used to fund Nepal's 37.6-MW Kabeli-A hydroelectric plant.

Replacing an Aged Woodstave Penstock

05/20/2014

The 40-plus-year-old penstock supplying water to the 29-MW Rocky River pumped-storage plant was replaced with a smaller-diameter pipe that actually increases water flow to the plant, boosting power generation.

India state extends qualifying to build 300-MW Lakhwar hydro project

05/12/2014

State utility Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (UJVNL) has extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to construct the 300-MW Lakhwar multi-purpose hydroelectric project on the Yamuna River in India's Uttarakhand State.

Turkey developer seeks civil, hydro-mechanical works for 80-MW Yamanli 2 hydro project

05/07/2014

Turkish hydropower developer EnerjiSA Enerji Uretim A.S. seeks bids for civil and hydro-mechanical works of the 80-MW Yamanli 2 hydroelectric project on Turkey's Goksu River.


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