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    Latest Rehabilitation & Repair News

    U.S. again extends bidding to refurbish gates at California's Prosser Creek Dam

    04/02/2013

    The Bureau of Reclamation again extended the deadline for bids to refurbish gates at Prosser Creek Dam in California.

    Dam Safety & Security

    04/01/2013

    Reclamation plans work at Mormon Island, Stampede dams

    Improving Debris Management at Lake Lynn Dam

    04/01/2013

    Personnel safety, cost, efficiency and effectiveness were all determining factors when the operators of Lake Lynn Dam and its associated 51.2-MW powerhouse sought a solution to improve debris management practices. The new solution has prevented mechanical failures and reduction in spillway capacity.

    Turboatom completes work at Kakohvka hydropower plant

    03/28/2013

    Rehabilitation and upgrade work at the Ukraine's Kakhovka hydropower plant is now complete, according to hydroelectric equipment manufacturer Turboatom.

    ASCE gives America's dams "D" grade

    03/27/2013

    A report released by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gives America's dams an overall grade of D.

    Fish ladder repairs begin at Oregon's Leaburg Dam

    03/26/2013

    Efforts to repair a fish ladder at Oregon's Leaburg Dam are under way, sources report.

    U.S. seeks bids to refurbish expansion joints at Brock Reservoir

    03/26/2013

    The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids from small businesses to refurbish expansion joints in the inlet canal of Warren H. Brock Reservoir, which stores Colorado River water in the All-American Canal system in California.

    Voith Hydro signs deal to modernize four Norwegian hydropower projects

    03/26/2013

    Voith Hydro has signed a US$12.9 million deal with Norwegian power provider Statkraft to modernize six turbines at four hydroelectric projects.

    U.S. seeks bids to replace fishway hoists at 810-MW Little Goose

    03/25/2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply replacement hoists on the north shore fishway entrance at 810-MW Little Goose Dam, on the Snake River in Washington.

    U.S. seeks bids to refurbish generators, draft tubes at 250-MW Yellowtail Dam

    03/22/2013

    The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to rewind and refurbish generators as well as to clean and recoat draft tubes, scroll cases, and head covers of the 250-MW Yellowtail Dam hydroelectric project on the Big Horn River in Montana.

    Tanzanian college to offer hydroelectric power courses

    03/21/2013

    An agreement between the Arusha Technical College (ATC) and the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) will allow ATC to become the first institution in Africa to offer practical training in fields pertaining to the hydroelectric power industry.

    Transformers sought by U.S. for 1,312-MW Glen Canyon Dam

    03/21/2013

    The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids from small businesses to replace generator step-up transformers at 1,312-MW Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River.

    FERC reports exemptions sought, granted, amendment approved in February

    03/20/2013

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reports in February it granted a hydro license exemption for a conduit project in California and received applications for two others in California and Oregon.

    U.S. extends bidding to refurbish gates at California's Prosser Creek Dam

    03/19/2013

    The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids to refurbish gates at Prosser Creek Dam in California.

    Small Hydro

    03/19/2013

    Inquiry renewed for firms to refurbish three dams at U.S. Marine base

    03/18/2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reissued a request for information on firms capable of performing design and construction to repair and upgrade three dams on the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va.

    Knight Construction wins contract for rehab work at Corps' Garrison Dam

    03/18/2013

    Knight Construction and Supply Inc. has been awarded a US$1 million contract to perform flood control tunnel interior repairs at the 517.8-MW Garrison Dam.

    U.S. BPA invites energy research proposals to improve Northwest system

    03/14/2013

    The Bonneville Power Administration's Technology Innovation Office invites proposals for energy research to develop technologies to improve operation of the hydropower-based electric system in the Pacific Northwest.

    Afghanistan seeks management of hydro turbine installation at 33-MW Kajaki Dam

    03/14/2013

    Afghanistan's national power utility invites expressions of interest from construction management firms to manage installation of a hydro turbine at 33-MW Kajaki Dam.

    U.S. extends bidding for dam safety civil construction at 3.65-MW Stampede Dam

    03/13/2013

    The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids from small businesses to perform dam safety civil construction at 3.65-MW Stampede Dam on California's Little Truckee River.


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