Rehabilitation & Repair

Rehabilitation and upgrading of existing hydro plants is vital to ensure the continued reliable operation of these valuable assets, in addition to increasing global hydroelectric generating capacity.

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Latest Rehabilitation & Repair News

Small Hydro

01/01/2014

U.S. seeks firms able to repair dam joints at 2,160-MW John Day hydro project

12/30/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform specific drilling and grouting services to repair failed monolith joint waterstops at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

Nicaragua seeks equipment to rehabilitate 220-kW Salto Negro small hydro project

12/30/2013

Nicaragua's Ministerio de Energia y Minas (MEM) seeks bids to supply and install equipment to rehabilitate the 220-kW Salto Negro small hydroelectric project.

U.S. extends call for fish passage spillway fix at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam

12/30/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to modify a spillway to improve fish passage at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

Reclamation employee dies after falling at Pinto Dam construction site

12/27/2013

Holger “Hal” Jensen died Wednesday night as a result of injuries sustained from a fall at a construction site at Pinto Dam in Washington, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation.

U.S. seeks firms for rehab of locks at Olmsted Dam on Ohio River

12/19/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform major lock rehabilitation at Olmsted Dam on the Ohio River in Kentucky.

Corps extends bidding for hydro turbine-generator rehab work in Northwest

12/17/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids for emergency rehabilitation or replacement of hydroelectric turbines, generators, and pump motors in the Corps' Northwestern Region.

Ukraine seeks lenders engineer for hydro program, turbine-generator rehab at 225-MW Kyiv, 651-MW Dnipro 1

12/17/2013

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invites expressions of interest to serve as lenders engineer to oversee rehabilitation of major hydroelectric projects in the Ukraine.

Gestra-Stanley wins contract for Corps dam services

12/17/2013

Gestra-Stanley Joint Venture has won a US$9 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to work on Corps dams and other project in the Mississippi Valley and Midwest.

U.S. extends call to replace fire-damaged electrical equipment at 1,125-MW Grand Coulee Right Power Plant

12/17/2013

The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids to replace fire-damaged electrical equipment at the 1,125-MW Grand Coulee Right Power Plant in Washington.

Corps awards contract for Bonneville hydro turbine repairs

12/16/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer has awarded a US$670,641 contract to Precision Machine and Supply Inc. to repair a hydro turbine in the Bonneville hydropower plant's Second Powerhouse.

French utility seeks hydraulic oil systems for 100 hydropower plants

12/13/2013

Electricite de France (EDF) seeks bids to supply and install hydraulic oil stations and related equipment to 100 hydropower plants throughout France.

Dam safety work sought on three dams at U.S. Marine base

12/13/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for design and construction to repair and upgrade three dams on the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va.

Latvia seeks turbine controls for 868-MW Plavinas hydro project

12/12/2013

State utility Latvenergo AS seeks bids to replace turbine controls at the 868.5-MW Plavinas hydroelectric project on Latvia's Daugava River.

U.S. renews call for fish passage spillway fix at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam

12/12/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reissued a call for bids to modify a spillway to improve fish passage at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

Asian bank seeks engineer for rehab or construction of six Samoa mini-hydro projects

12/12/2013

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) invites expressions of interest to serve as owners engineer to help Samoa's electric utility rehabilitate three mini-hydropower projects totaling 4.69 MW and build three new mini-hydro projects totaling 810 kW.

Dam Safety & Security

12/11/2013

FEMA releases Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety

Unit at Barkley hydropower plant operating again after stator winding repair

12/11/2013

A 32.5-MW turbine-generator unit at the 130-MW Barkley plant is now operating following repairs to generator stator windings that were damaged by a fire in December 2010.

U.S. seeks intake gate anodes for 980-MW McNary Dam

12/10/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply 380 anodes for main unit intake gates at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

Developing a Quantitative Method for Assessing Plant Conditions

12/09/2013

The authors have developed a quantitative rating process and standardized methodology for determining the condition of a hydropower plant by assessing parts, components, units and overall plants.

Hydro Industry Financials

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