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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Voith receives order for Mount Coffee hydropower project rehabilitation


Voith has received an order to modernize Francis turbines and deliver new generators, control technology, and electrical and mechanical power plant equipment for Liberia's Mount Coffee hydropower project.

U.S. sets site visit for turbine repairs at 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a site visit for a pending solicitation to repair a turbine in the Second Powerhouse of 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam in Oregon and Washington.

Windemuller wins contract for Soo Locks transformer replacement


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to Windemuller Electric to supply a step-up transformer at Soo Locks.

U.S. to seek maintenance bulkheads for construction at Olmsted Dam on Ohio River


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to fabricate auxiliary maintenance bulkheads at Olmsted Dam on the Ohio River in Kentucky.

Bids due to U.S. for electrical equipment, dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day hydro project


In the wake of the U.S. government shutdown, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers restored the bidding schedule for electrical equipment and for dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

Canada's BC Hydro seeks diving services throughout British Columbia


Canadian utility BC Hydro invites applications for pre-qualification to provide commercial diving services to the hydropower utility at locations throughout British Columbia.

Boosting Hydro Capacity through Refurbishments


By David Appleyard
A swathe of new refurbishment projects looks set to boost hydropower capacity worldwide and extend the life of existing assets.

Condition Monitoring Can Extend Life of Bearings, Turbines and Plants


By Bethany Duarte
Monitoring the operating condition of bearings in a hydropower unit is a vitally important component of an overall plant maintenance and reliability program.

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Corps to restart, enlarge tender for hydro turbine-generator rehab work


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is restarting and substantially enlarging a solicitation for emergency rehabilitation or replacement of hydroelectric turbines, generators, and pump motors in the Corps' Northwestern Region.

EnBW, EDF celebrate completion of 148-MW run-of-river hydropower project


More than 200 representatives from Germany and France gathered this past week to mark the completion of the 148-MW Rheinkraftwerk Iffezheim hydropower plant.

U.S. postpones call for electrical equipment, dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day hydro project


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has delayed plans to seek bids for electrical equipment and for dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

Scottish Water selects Black & Veatch for hydroelectric power retrofit program


Black & Veatch has been selected by Scottish Water to help develop hydroelectric power generating capabilities at a number of the utility's raw water and treated potable water locations.

Nepal seeks design, supervision consultants for rehab of 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydro project


Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) invites expressions of interest from consultants to design and supervise rehabilitation of the 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydroelectric project on the Kali Gandaki River in western Nepal.

Corps awards contract for wire rope, crane work at John Day hydropower plant


Knight Construction & Supply Inc. has won a US$293,171 contract to replace wire rope and perform load testing for an emergency intake crane at the 2,160-MW John Day hydropower plant.

U.S. seeks firms to perform fish passage upgrade at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to upgrade the juvenile fish passage facility at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

Rehabilitating the Francis Units at Chief Joseph


The refurbishment of 10 Francis turbines at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2,620-MW Chief Joseph hydro project has resulted in turbines operating at the highest level of performance achieved for existing designs.

Replacing a Francis Turbine Blade Damaged by Cavitation


When years of gross cavitation at the Pointe du Bois station prompted a turbine blade replacement as opposed to a repair, Manitoba Hydro elected to replace the Francis blades in situ to reduce cost.

Dam Safety & Security


Flooding causes dam safety concerns in Colorado

U.S. resets site visit for turbine runner replacement at 80-MW Denison Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has rescheduled a site visit for bidders to replace two turbine runners at the 80-MW Denison Dam hydroelectric project in Texas.

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