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Brayman Construction appoints Piedimonte president and COO

10/24/2014

Frank A. Piedimonte, P.E., is now president and chief operating officer of heavy civil and geotechnical contractor Brayman Construction Corp. 

Missouri firm to refurbish, paint tainter gates at Arkansas' 340-MW Bull Shoals Dam

10/24/2014

Hartman-Walsh Painting Co. has received a $3.8 million contract to refurbish and paint tainter gates at 340-MW Bull Shoals Dam on Arkansas' White River.

Venezuela extends call for engineering to upgrade 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

10/24/2014

Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest to provide engineering services for modernization of six turbine-generators of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project on Venezuela's Caroni River.

Venezuela names Dongfang to refurbish six units at 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

10/24/2014

Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) has awarded a contract to Dongfang Electric Machinery Co. Ltd. of China for comprehensive modernization of six turbine-generators in Powerhouse 1 of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project on Venezuela's Caroni River.

FERC approves formula for BPA curtailment of wind generation in favor of excess hydro

10/24/2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a cost allocation method by which transmission operator Bonneville Power Administration may fund the costs of reimbursing wind power projects whose generation is curtailed to make room on the grid for free excess federal hydropower resulting from high river flows in the Columbia River Basin.

Canada developer certifies commercial operation of 195-MW Forrest Kerr hydro project

10/23/2014

Canada's AltaGas Ltd. announced its 195-MW Forrest Kerr hydropower project in British Columbia completed a 72-hour testing period required to achieve commercial operation under its electricity purchase agreement with power purchaser BC Hydro.

U.S. seeks firms for hydraulic, hydrologic engineering in Northwest

10/23/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform hydraulic and hydrologic engineering for water resources projects in Oregon and southwestern Washington.

Finland firm to provide automation, electrical work to upgrade 72-MW Harjavalta hydro project

10/23/2014

Project operator Lansi-Suomen Voima Oy has awarded a contract to equipment supplier VEO to supply automation and electrical systems for upgrade of the 72-MW Harjavalta hydropower project in Finland to 110 MW.

Macedonia water agency seeks repairs, maintenance of hydropower plants

10/23/2014

Macedonia water management agency JP Strezevo seeks bids for repairs and maintenance of equipment for hydropower projects.

Schottel completes full-scale test of marine turbine in Strangford Lough

10/23/2014

German marine propulsion manufacturer Schottel has announced successful tests of a full-scale hydrokinetic turbine in Northern Ireland's Strangford Lough.

Corps invites registration for Little Rock District industry days for hydro, other work

10/23/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District invites registration to attend fiscal year 2015 industry days to talk with contractors about work on its facilities and hydropower projects.

Reversible PTFE thrust bearing commissioned at OPG plant, a first in North America

10/22/2014

This month, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) commissioned the first successfully reversible polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) thrust bearing in North America at the 175-MW Sir Adam Beck Pump Storage Generating Station, on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, according to OPG officials. 

Gallo to succeed Frank as president and CEO of hydro equipment manufacturer Voith Hydro

10/22/2014

Bob Gallo, current executive director of the Voith Corporate Service Center in North America, will succeed Kevin Frank as president and CEO of hydro equipment manufacturer Voith Hydro in York, Pa. 

Canada utility seeks engineering for fire protection systems at 479-MW Grand Rapids hydro project

10/22/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to serve as advocate engineer for design of fire protection systems for the 479-MW Grand Rapids hydroelectric project in Manitoba. 

Russia again seeks system integrator for hydrometeorological modernization

10/22/2014

The Russian Federation invites expressions of interest from consultants to act as system integrator for its second national Hydromet modernization program. 

Mozambique approves negotiations for 1,000-MW Chemba hydro project

10/22/2014

Mozambique's Council of Ministers has approved a resolution authorizing negotiations toward construction of the 1,000-MW Chemba hydroelectric project on the Zambezi River in central Mozambique. 

Prudential to invest in U.K.'s 320-MW Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay power project

10/21/2014

Insurer and financial services firm Prudential has agreed to become a "cornerstone investor" in the 320-MW Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay tidal power project in the Wales. 

Ameren Missouri 20-year plan includes adding 28 MW of hydropower

10/21/2014

Although dominated by additions of wind power and natural-gas-fired generation, Ameren Missouri's latest 20-year integrated resource plan proposes adding 28 MW of hydropower from 8 MW of unit upgrades and possibly 20 MW of new generation at existing unpowered dams. 

Aquamarine Power Ltd. hires new CEO and dives into hydro technology deployment

10/21/2014

Aquamarine Power Ltd. continues its development of new hydro technology and the Edinburgh, Scotland-based wave energy company has also selected John Malcolm as its new Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO, Martin McAdam, stepped down after serving in the post since 2007.  

Haiti seeks hydro-mechanical equipment rehab for Canneau Dam

10/21/2014

Haiti's agriculture ministry seeks bids to renovate hydro-mechanical equipment at Canneau Dam on Haiti's Artibonite River. 


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