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 bids to refurbish coating systems at Enders Dam

07/08/2013

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to refurbish metalwork coating systems at Enders Dam in Nebraska.

Swiss seek turbine-generator replacements at 27-MW Bramois hydro project

07/05/2013

Contractor Hydro Exploitation SA seeks bids to replace turbine-generators of the 27-MW Bramois hydroelectric project on the Rhone River in Switzerland.

Iberdrola plans expansion of 32-MW San Pedro hydroelectric plant

07/05/2013

Spanish utility Iberdrola has begun construction of a US$66.7 million extension project that will add 25 MW of installed capacity to the San Pedro hydroelectric plant.

U.S. extends bidding to install transformers, electrical equipment at 132.3-MW Gavins Point Dam

07/03/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to install three generator step-up transformers and related electrical equipment at 132.3-MW Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River.

IDB funds upgrade studies for 1,890-MW Salto Grande hydropower plant

07/03/2013

Financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will allow the Comision Tecnica Mixta Salto Grande (CTM) to study areas of potential improvements and modernization at the 1,890-MW Salto Grande hydroelectric plant.

Landsvirkjun awards contract for transformer work at 270-MW Burfell hydropower plant

07/03/2013

Efacec Energia of Portugal has been awarded a contract worth US$19 million to supply generator step-up transformers for the 270-MW Burfell hydroelectric project on the Thjorsa River in southern Iceland.

U.S. again extends bidding to refurbish penstock gates at 120-MW Parker

07/02/2013

The Bureau of Reclamation again extended the deadline for bids from small businesses to paint penstock gates and refurbish fixed-wheel gate assemblies at 120-MW Parker Dam on the Colorado River.

U.S. seeks switchyard circuit breaker installation at 600-MW Richard B. Russell pumped-storage

07/01/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks 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.

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07/01/2013

Malaysia looking to increase hydroelectric power capacity with rehab, new projects

06/28/2013

Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has identified five sites that will help the Malaysian utility raise its hydroelectric power capacity from its current 1,900 MW to more than 3,000 MW by 2020, the company told Asian news sources.

French utility seeks bids to refurbish penstock at 445-MW Pouget hydro project

06/27/2013

Electricite de France (EDF) seeks bids to refurbish and repair a penstock at the 445-MW Pouget hydroelectric project on the Tarn River in France's Aveyron Department.

Pakistan's 22-MW Jabban hydropower plant nears completion

06/26/2013

Members from Pakistan and France were on hand at a ceremony inaugurating the 22-MW Jabban hydroelectric plant after a seven-year rehabilitation project was completed earlier this week.

FERC draft EIS recommends relicensing 82.3-MW Toledo Bend hydro project

06/25/2013

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued a draft environmental impact statement recommending the relicensing of the 81-MW Toledo Bend hydroelectric project on the Sabine River including a 1.3-MW expansion unit for total installed capacity of 82.3 MW.

Voith modernizations at 3,444-MW Ilha Solteira nearing completion

06/24/2013

Voith has begun the final stages in the modernization of the 3,444-MW Ilha Solteira hydropower project, HydroWorld.com has learned.

U.S. seeks firms to machine mechanical components for 115-MW Ozark hydro project

06/24/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform final machining of mechanical components for the 115-MW Ozark hydroelectric project on the Arkansas River in Arkansas.

Alstom, RusHydro extend joint venture for Kubansky hydropower project modernizations

06/21/2013

Energy developer RusHydro and manufacturer Alstom have signed two agreements extending their joint venture, AlstomRusHydroEnergy LLC, for the reconstruction and upgrade of the Kubansky cascade hydroelectric project in southern Russia.

U.S. seeks hydro generator condition monitoring equipment for 980-MW McNary

06/20/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply hydro generator condition monitoring equipment and software for 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

3.9-MW Stanley Adamson small hydropower project back in operation after upgrades

06/20/2013

The 3.9-MW Stanley Adamson small hydropower project is generating power once more after a series of upgrades were completed at the historic facility.

Restoration continues at Minnesota's largest hydropower project

06/19/2013

Minnesota Power is hoping to partially reopen the state's largest hydropower project by the end of the year, marking the end of a year-long restoration project necessitated by flooding in June 2012.

Bids due to refurbish mechanical components of 2,078-MW Hoover Dam

06/19/2013

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to repair, remanufacture, or replace mechanical components needed to refurbish hydroelectric equipment at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam in Arizona and Nevada.


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