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

Nimbus Dam

U.S. seeks radial gate repairs at 13.5-MW Nimbus Dam

06/19/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to repair radial gates and perform other refurbishment at 13.5-MW Nimbus Dam on California's American River.

Dam Safety & Security

06/19/2014

Collection of articles covering safety and security of dams and civil structures for June 2014

Lower Monumental Hydropower Project

U.S. seeks thrust bearing shoe refurbishment at 810-MW Lower Monumental, 603-MW Ice Harbor dams

06/19/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to refurbish thrust bearing shoes at 810-MW Lower Monumental and 603-MW Ice Harbor dams on the Snake River in Washington.

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.

Hot Products Preview

06/18/2014

A surprising number of new products are available for the hydroelectric power market. This article contains information on the unique features of just a few of those.

Grand Coulee Dam

U.S. seeks bids to supply outlet bulkheads for 6,809-MW Grand Coulee Dam

06/17/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to supply two outlet bulkheads for the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee Dam hydroelectric project in Washington.

Simon Bolivar Hydropower Project

Venezuela seeks tech support for six-unit rehab at 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

06/16/2014

Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) invites expressions of interest to provide specialized technical support for rehabilitation of six turbine-generators of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project on Venezuela's Caroni River.

Ozark Hydropower Project

U.S. again seeks machining of mechanical components for 115-MW Ozark hydro project

06/16/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again seeks bids to perform final machining of mechanical components for the 115-MW Ozark hydroelectric project on the Arkansas River in Arkansas.

Sardar Sarovar Dam

SSNNL receives permission to raise Sardar Sarovar Dam's height

06/13/2014

The Narmada Control Authority has approved plans to raise the dam wall of India's 1,450-MW Sardar Sarovar hydropower project from 400 feet to about 455 feet.

Seitakorva Hydropower Project

Caverion wins Seitakorva hydropower project upgrade contract

06/12/2014

Finnish utility Kemijoki Oy has selected the Caverion Corporation to increase the capacity at its 110-MW Seitakorva hydropower plant.

Snake and Columbia Rivers

U.S. seeks firms to install governors at 11 Northwest hydro plants

06/12/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to install new digital governors at 11 Corps hydroelectric projects in the Portland, Seattle and Walla Walla districts.

Folsom Dam

U.S. seeks firms for hydro generator machining at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam

06/11/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on firms able to perform machining services for equipment from a hydroelectric generator at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam on California's American River.

Garrison Dam

Corps awards concrete demolition, replacement contract for 517.8-MW Garrison Dam

06/10/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$1.3 million contract to Kovilic Construction Co. Inc. for the rehabilitation and repair work at the 517.8-MW Garrison Dam on the Missouri River in North Dakota.

Michael Harris

Important HydroVision deadlines are approaching

06/09/2014

We've still got several weeks before reaching what I'd generally consider to be the dog days of summer, but being in a slight doldrums now just a bit over a month until HydroVision International 2014, I thought I'd take a quick second this week just to take care of a few housekeeping items.

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Albania seeks supervision for rehabilitation of 11 dams

06/05/2014

Albania's Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration invites expressions of interest from consultants to supervise rehabilitation and modernization of 11 dams in Albania's Drin-Buna and Semani river basins.

HydroVision International

Kiewit, HCMS to be featured in HydroVision International Exhibitor Showcases

06/04/2014

Now in its 20th year, the world's largest hydroelectric power event is pleased to feature two companies as part of a special Exhibiter Showcase at HydroVision International 2014 in Nashville, Tenn.

Harjavalta Hydroelectric Plant

Alstom wins contract for Finland hydropower project modernization

06/04/2014

Project operator Lansi-Suomen Voima Oy has awarded a contract to equipment manufacturer Alstom to provide retrofit and upgrade services at its 72-MW Harjavalta hydropower plant in Finland.

Wolf Creek Dam

U.S. seeks dam safety site stabilization at 270-MW Wolf Creek Dam

06/03/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for dam safety site stabilization work at 270-MW Wolf Creek Dam in Kentucky.

Hungry Horse Hydropower Project

U.S. extends bidding for cavitation repair at 6,809-MW Grand Coulee, 428-MW Hungry Horse

06/02/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids for turbine runner cavitation repair at the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee hydroelectric project in Washington and the 428-MW Hungry Horse hydro project in Montana.

Marek Kobialka

NYPA recognized for restoration work at Robert Moses hydropower plant

05/29/2014

The New York Power Authority has been recognized for superior work practices related to the repair and restoration of the dam face at the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant by the Western New York Chapter of the American Concrete Institute.

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