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

Philpott Hydropower Project

O&M bidding extended again by U.S. for 14-MW Philpott hydro project

05/06/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers further extended the deadline for bids from small businesses to provide operation and maintenance of the Corps' 14-MW Philpott hydroelectric project in Virginia.

U.S. seeks turbine bearing refurbishment at 110-MW Detroit Dam

05/02/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for turbine guide bearing refurbishment at the 110-MW Detroit Dam hydroelectric plant on Oregon's North Santiam River.

Philpott Hydropower Project

U.S. again extends bidding for operation and maintenance of 14-MW Philpott hydro project

05/01/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again extended the deadline for bids from small businesses to provide operation and maintenance of the Corps' 14-MW Philpott hydroelectric project in Virginia.

Bonneville Dam

Corps awards contract for Bonneville Dam hydro turbine guide bearings

05/01/2014

American Babbitt Bearing Inc. has been awarded a contract worth US$479,000 to supply hydro turbine guide bearings for the First Powerhouse at Bonneville Dam.

Ozark Hydropower Project

Corps Little Rock District sets 2014 industry day for hydro, other work

05/01/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District has scheduled an industry day for fiscal year 2014 to talk with contractors about plans for its facilities, including water resources and hydropower projects.

Two contracts awarded for lock rehabilitation at Olmsted Dam

04/30/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded two contracts for lock rehabilitation at Olmsted Dam on the Ohio River in Kentucky.

Pakistan seeks valves to refurbish 243-MW Warsak hydro project

04/30/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply valves as part of work to rehabilitate the 243-MW Warsak hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Kabul River.

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Alstom Grid wins transformer award for 93-MW Lavey hydropower project

04/28/2014

Alstom Grid AG has been awarded a US$2.6 million contract to supply a transformer as part of an expansion of the Lavey hydroelectric plant on Switzerland's Bois-Noir River.

Snoqualmie Falls hydropower project honored with USSD award

04/25/2014

The Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project was selected by the U.S. Society on Dams (USSD) as its Excellence in the Constructed Project award recipient for 2014. The award was presented at the USSD Annual meeting in San Francisco earlier this month. 

Lower Monumental Dam

U.S. seeks firms for rewind, cavitation repair at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam

04/24/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform generator rewinds and turbine cavitation repairs at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

Grand Coulee Dam

New control system on line at 6.8-GW Grand Coulee hydropower plant

04/24/2014

A new control system implemented by communications technology company Real-Time Innovations is now operational at the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee hydroelectric plant.

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French waterways agency seeks refurbishment of Plancher-Bas Dam

04/24/2014

France's navigable waterways agency, Voies Navigables de France (VNF), seeks bids for rehabilitation of Plancher-Bas Dam on the Rahin River in France's Haute-Saone Department.

Dam Safety & Security

04/24/2014

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

Renovation Marries History, Technology and Environment

04/23/2014

The Snoqualmie Falls project in Washington State has undergone an extensive renovation and upgrade program that includes additional power generation, an enhanced experience for visitors and better fish protection.

Common Goal: Partnership Between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and TVA

04/23/2014

Over the past 80 years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Authority have engaged in a dynamic partnership to promote and expand hydropower in the Cumberland and Tennessee river basins.

Phase Checking a Generator after Replacing Instrument Transformers

04/23/2014

This article will explain proper procedures for ensuring a synchronous AC generating unit is in phase with the system when the generator breaker is first closed after work on protection system instrument transformers or after a unit rewind.

Canton Lake Dam

U.S. seeks spillway channel excavation at Canton Lake Dam

04/23/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform the remaining excavation that will allow flows into a new auxiliary spillway at Canton Lake Dam on the North Canadian River in Oklahoma.

Keeyask Hydropower Plant

Canada utility seeks civil engineering for dams, other facilities

04/21/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for a broad range of civil engineering services to its dams, hydroelectric projects and other facilities in Manitoba.

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Italy utility seeks valves for 15.6-MW Mallero 1, 4.4-MW Mallero 2 hydro projects

04/21/2014

Italian renewable energy operator Enel Green Power S.p.A. seeks bids to supply replacement valves for 15.6-MW Mallero 1 and 4.4-MW Mallero 2 hydroelectric projects in Sondrio Province of Italy's Lombardy Region.

Carters Dam

U.S. seeks firms to replace generator-motor stators at 600-MW Carters Dam

04/17/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to manufacture replacement stator components at Carters Pumped-Storage facility, part of the 600-MW Carters Dam hydroelectric project in Georgia.

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