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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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Dam Safety & Security

03/07/2014

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

Replacing a Failed Runner at the Stockton Plant

03/07/2014

Work is under way to replace the single turbine at the 45.2-MW Stockton Power Plant on the Sac River in Missouri. The original unit suffered from blade failure in February 2009 that was attributed to rough operation. The new unit will increase capacity of the facility to 53.5 MW and be commissioned in mid-2014.

Lower Granite Dam

U.S. seeks firms to replace valve in fish pump system at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

03/06/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to replace a currently inaccessible 10-inch valve in the fish pump system of 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

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Pakistan seeks turbine runner, wicket gates for 243-MW Warsak hydro project

03/05/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to rehabilitate a turbine runner and wicket gates of the 243-MW Warsak hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Kabul River.

Lower Monumental Dam

U.S. seeks firms for bridge crane drive control upgrade at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam

03/05/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to upgrade bridge crane VFD drive controls at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam in Washington.

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Corps awards contract for seepage barrier construction at Bolivar Dam

03/04/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$44.2 million contract to Treviicos South Inc. to construct a dam safety seepage barrier at Ohio's Bolivar Dam.

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.

Bratsk Voith Hydro Turbine

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".

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