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

U.S. seeks removable spillway work at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam

08/06/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for modifications to a removable spillway weir used for fish passage at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam in Washington.

Corps seeks bids for lamprey fish passage at 1,780-MW Dalles, 2,160-MW John Day

08/05/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from small businesses to modify fish passage to aid Pacific lamprey at the 1,780-MW Dalles and 2,160-MW John Day hydroelectric projects on the Columbia River.

Visits set for tainter gate rehab at Fall Creek Dam, 80-MW Green Peter Dam

08/05/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled site visits for prospective bidders to perform tainter gate rehab at Fall Creek Dam and 80-MW Green Peter Dam in Oregon.

U.S. again extends date for switchyard circuit breakers at 600-MW Richard B. Russell pumped-storage

08/01/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again extended the deadline for bids to install replacement circuit breakers and to refurbish the switchyard of the 600-MW Richard B. Russell pumped-storage project on the Savannah River in Georgia. 

Deadline extended again by U.S. for dam safety cutoff wall at East Branch Dam

07/31/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers further extended the deadline for bids for dam safety work to construct a deep cutoff wall at East Branch Dam on the East Branch Clarion River in Pennsylvania.

Corps extends bidding for civil construction of basin for Charleroi Locks, Dam

07/30/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids for civil construction of an emptying basin for Charleroi Locks and Dam on the Monongahela River at Charleroi, Pa.

Afghans seek consultants for 100-MW Naghlu hydro rehabilitation project

07/30/2013

Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) invites expressions of interest from consultants to help initiate a new rehabilitation project for the 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric project on Kabul River.

U.S. extends bidding for dam safety seepage barrier at Ohio's Bolivar Dam

07/30/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to construct a dam safety seepage barrier at Bolivar Dam, a flood control structure in northeastern Ohio.

Removal of Maine's Veazie Dam begins

07/29/2013

Removal of the Veazie Dam on Maine's Penobscot River has begun, continuing efforts that will restore nearly 1,000 miles of habitat for a number of sea-run fish species.

Corps seeks civil construction of basin for Charleroi Locks, Dam in Pennsylvania

07/29/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for civil construction of an emptying basin for Charleroi Locks and Dam on the Monongahela River at Charleroi, Pa.

U.S. seeks vertical turbine pump replacement at 250-MW Yellowtail Dam

07/25/2013

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to supply a vertical turbine pump for the 250-MW Yellowtail Dam hydroelectric project on the Big Horn River in Montana.

India utility seeks modernization of 690-MW Salal hydro project

07/24/2013

India's NHPC Ltd. seeks bids for renovation and modernization of the 690-MW Salal hydroelectric project in Jammu & Kashmir State.

Reclamation awards contract for dam safety civil work

07/24/2013

The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a US$45.7 million contract to Suulutaaq Inc. for dam safety civil construction, including an overlay of Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam.

U.S. seeks information for fish passage upgrade at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

07/23/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information from experienced contractors about its proposal to upgrade the juvenile fish passage facility at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

U.S. seeks turbine-generator cooling coils for 250-MW Yellowtail Dam hydro project

07/19/2013

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to supply turbine-generator bearing cooling coils for the 250-MW Yellowtail Dam hydroelectric project on the Big Horn River in Montana.

Dam Safety & Security

07/17/2013

Senate passes federal dam safety act

U.S. seeks circuit breakers, flow meters for 120-MW Parker Dam

07/17/2013

U.S. government agencies are calling for bids to supply substation circuit breakers and acoustic velocity meters for 120-MW Parker Dam on the Colorado River.

First phase of Rio Macho hydropower project modernization complete

07/16/2013

Modernizations at Costa Rica's Rio Macho hydroelectric project will be complete by the end of 2015, electric utility Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) said after recently inaugurating the first two of five generating units.

Asbestos in Hydro Powerhouses: Challenges and Solutions

07/16/2013

Asbestos is a fact of life in the majority of hydroelectric facilities in North America. Owners and operators of these projects discuss how they are dealing with asbestos on a day-to-day basis.

Corps sets industry day for emergency dam repair, infrastructure work in eastern U.S.

07/16/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled an industry day on proposed emergency dam repair and other infrastructure work in the eastern United States.


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