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

Wanapum Dam

Drawdown under way after crack discovered in Wanapum Dam spillway

03/04/2014

A drawdown of water behind Washington's Wanapum Dam continued today as crews work on stabilizing a crack discovered on one of the dam's spillway sections, the Grant County Public Utilities District said.

Bramois Hydropower Project

Andritz wins contract for 27-MW Bramois hydropower project rehab

03/03/2014

Andritz Hydro AG has won a US$12.4 million contract to replace turbine generators at the 27-MW Bramois hydropower project in Switzerland.

Gavins Point Dam

U.S. seeks testing of station service, control system batteries at 132.3-MW Gavins Point Dam

02/27/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform load testing of station service and power plant control system batteries at 132.3-MW Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River.

John Day hydropower plant

Corps issues contract for monolith repairs at John Day hydropower plant

02/26/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract worth US$564,000 to Emagineered Solutions Inc. for drilling and grouting services at the 2,160-MW John Day hydropower plant in Oregon.

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Voith Hydro airlifts turbine runner to 4,500-MW Bratsk hydropower plant

02/25/2014

Voith Hydro has delivered the first of six massive runners to the 4,500-MW Bratsk hydroelectric plant, the global manufacturer announced.

Strathcona Hydropower Project

Canada utility seeks air coolers for 67.5-MW Strathcona hydro project

02/25/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to supply 16 air coolers for the 67.5-MW Strathcona hydroelectric project on the Campbell River in British Columbia.

French water utility seeks dam safety improvements to Graon Dam

02/25/2014

A French municipal water supplier seeks bids to perform dam safety improvements to Graon Dam on the Graon River in France's Vendee Department.

McNary Dam

U.S. seeks firms to repair fish pump at 980-MW McNary Dam

02/24/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of repairing Fishpump 2 at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

Bonneville Dam

U.S. extends bidding for hydro turbine guide bearings at 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam

02/24/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to supply hydro turbine guide bearings for the First Powerhouse of 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam in Oregon and Washington.

Bull Shoals Hydropower Plant

U.S. extends bidding for relays, switchboards for 90-MW Norfork, 340-MW Bull Shoals hydro projects

02/24/2014

The Southwestern Power Administration has extended the deadline for bids to replace protective relay and control switchboard panels at two substations and at 90-MW Norfork and 340-MW Bull Shoals hydropower projects in Arkansas.

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Pakistan seeks refurbishment study of five hydro projects

02/20/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a feasibility study of refurbishment and upgrade of five hydroelectric projects totaling 82.5 MW in two Pakistan provinces.

Russell Dam

Corps seeks firms for work on hydro, dams, other sites in Southeast

02/20/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform construction, rehabilitation and other work at hydroelectric projects, dams, and other facilities in its Savannah District.

Bull Shoals Hydropower Project

U.S. seeks firms to refurbish, paint tainter gates at 340-MW Bull Shoals Dam

02/19/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to refurbish and paint tainter gates at 340-MW Bull Shoals Dam on Arkansas' White River.

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Hydroelectric power legislation moves to Washington's House

02/19/2014

The Washington State Senate has passed a bill that would allow utility companies to designate incremental hydroelectric power as "renewable".

ABB wins contract to upgrade Hydro-Quebec transmission system

02/18/2014

Power and automation technology group ABB has won a US$60 million order from Hydro-Quebec to replace "vital components" in its ultra-high transmission system.

Tarbela Hydropower Plant

WAPDA gives Voith contract for Tarbela 4 hydropower plant expansion

02/14/2014

Voith Hydro of Germany and Voith Hydro Shanghai have been awarded a joint contract to supply electro-mechanical works for Pakistan's 1,410-MW Tarbela 4 hydropower project extension.

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Power Machines completes installation of new hydro turbine at Russia's Rybinskaya

02/13/2014

Unit No. 2 at Russia's 356.4-MW Rybinskaya hydroelectric plant has been replaced, according to a release from equipment manufacturer Power Machines.

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Norway's Statkraft reveals hydropower plant rehab plan in latest quarterly report

02/13/2014

Norwegian state-owned utility Statkraft has announced its intention to invest near US$2 billion through 2018 for upgrades and modernization to its hydroelectric power fleet.

Bull Shoals Hydropower Project

U.S. seeks relays, switchboards for 90-MW Norfork, 340-MW Bull Shoals hydro projects

02/13/2014

The Southwestern Power Administration seeks bids to replace protective relay and control switchboard panels at two substations and at 90-MW Norfork and 340-MW Bull Shoals hydropower projects in Arkansas.

Cruachan Pumped-Storage Hydropower Plant

Scottish Power mulls expansion to Cruachan pumped-storage hydropower plant

02/13/2014

European utility Scottish Power is considering a major expansion of its 440-MW Ben Cruachan pumped-storage hydroelectric plant.

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