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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ABB wins contract to upgrade Hydro-Quebec transmission system


Power and automation technology group ABB has won a US$60 million order from Hydro-Quebec to replace "vital components" in its ultra-high transmission system.

Tarbela Hydropower Plant

WAPDA gives Voith contract for Tarbela 4 hydropower plant expansion


Voith Hydro of Germany and Voith Hydro Shanghai have been awarded a joint contract to supply electro-mechanical works for Pakistan's 1,410-MW Tarbela 4 hydropower project extension.

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Power Machines completes installation of new hydro turbine at Russia's Rybinskaya


Unit No. 2 at Russia's 356.4-MW Rybinskaya hydroelectric plant has been replaced, according to a release from equipment manufacturer Power Machines.

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Norway's Statkraft reveals hydropower plant rehab plan in latest quarterly report


Norwegian state-owned utility Statkraft has announced its intention to invest near US$2 billion through 2018 for upgrades and modernization to its hydroelectric power fleet.

Bull Shoals Hydropower Project

U.S. seeks relays, switchboards for 90-MW Norfork, 340-MW Bull Shoals hydro projects


The Southwestern Power Administration seeks 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.

Cruachan Pumped-Storage Hydropower Plant

Scottish Power mulls expansion to Cruachan pumped-storage hydropower plant


European utility Scottish Power is considering a major expansion of its 440-MW Ben Cruachan pumped-storage hydroelectric plant.

Bonneville Dam

U.S. seeks bids for hydro turbine guide bearings at 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply hydro turbine guide bearings for the First Powerhouse of 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam in Oregon and Washington.

Lewiston Dam

U.S. seeks firms to replace stoplogs at 2.2-MW Lewiston Dam hydro project


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on firms capable of replacing stoplogs at the 2.2-MW Lewiston Dam hydroelectric project on the Trinity River in California.

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Tajikistan seeks rehab consultant for 240-MW Golovnaya hydro project


Utility Barki Tojik Joint Stock Holding Co. invites expressions of interest from consultants to oversee refurbishment of electrical and mechanical equipment at Tajikistan's 240-MW Golovnaya hydropower project.

Trinity Hydropower Project

U.S. seeks firms to refurbish intake equipment, gate shaft at 140-MW Trinity hydro project


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on firms capable of refurbishing intake gate mechanical equipment and a gate shaft at the 140-MW Trinity hydroelectric project on the Trinity River in California.

Tarbela Hydropower Project

Pakistan seeks equipment, spares for 3,480-MW Tarbela hydro project


Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has issued four solicitations for equipment and spares for the 3,480-MW Tarbela hydroelectric project on the Indus River.

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U.S. seeks supplier of parts for Woodward Governor equipment


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information from suppliers able to supply parts, supplies and technical support for Woodward Governor Co. equipment in its Nashville District.

Delhi Dam

Reconstruction of Iowa's Delhi Dam could begin soon


A unanimous decision by the Lake Delhi Combined Recreational Facility & Water Quality Board could mean the process of rebuilding Iowa's Delhi Dam is on its way to beginning.

Dalles Dam

U.S. extends bidding for gantry crane refurbishment at 1,780-MW Dalles Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to refurbish a 35-ton tailrace gantry crane at 1,780-MW Dalles Dam on the Columbia River.

Snoqualmie Falls Hydropower Project

Kleinfelder honored for work on historic Snoqualmie Falls hydropower project


Kleinfelder received the Gold Award for Social, Economic and Sustainable Development from the American Council of Engineering Companies, Washington Chapter for its work in redeveloping the Snoqualmie Falls hydropower project.

Barkley Hydropower Complex

U.S. seeks bids to replace electrical service at 130-MW Barkley Lock and Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for electrical service replacement at Barkley Lock, part of the 130-MW Barkley hydroelectric complex on the Cumberland River in Kentucky.

Kapichira Hydropower Plant Commissioning

Malawi commissions Kapichira hydropower plant expansion


A ceremony held earlier this month marked the official commissioning of the second phase of Malawi's Kapichira hydropower project, builder China Gezhouba Group Corporation reported.

MOunt Coffee Hydropower Plant

Liberia breaks ground on Mount Coffee hydropower plant rehabilitation


Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and other officials attended a ceremony earlier this week that marked the official ground breaking for the 60- to 80-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric project.

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ContourGlobal buys Armenia's 405-MW Vorotan cascade hydropower project


New York-based ContourGlobal has signed an agreement with the Armenian government to purchase and modernize the 405-MW Vorotan hydroelectric project.

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Malawi seeks gates, civil construction, weed collector to upgrade Kamuzu Barrage


The government of Malawi seeks bids for gates, civil construction and a jib crane/weed collector for the upgrade of Kamuzu Barrage at Liwonde on Malawi's Shire River.

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