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    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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    Bidding planned for transformers at U.S. 1,312-MW Glen Canyon Dam


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

    Bosnia to seek bids to refurbish 9.4-MW Una, construct 20-MW Vranduk hydro projects


    Utility Elektroprivreda of Bosnia and Herzegovina plans to seek bids to refurbish the 9.4-MW Una hydroelectric project and to construct the 6.4-MW Una Annex and 20-MW Vranduk hydroelectric projects.

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    Emagineered Solutions installs waterstop at Wanapum Dam

    Inspection of the Tunnel at the Kemano Project


    Loose rock appearing in the water conveyance tunnel at the 1,000-MW Kemano powerhouse was a concern for the owner, who turned to the use of remotely operated vehicles to determine the cause and extent of the problem.

    Plant Rehabilitation: Overhauling the Third Power Plant at Grand Coulee


    Work several years in the making is about to commence at the Third Power Plant of the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee project in Washington. Rehabilitation of all six units, including potential uprating of three of them, will ensure continued reliable operation of this valuable asset and a possible extra 240 MW in generating capacity.

    Firms sought to supply, refurbish mechanical components of 2,078-MW Hoover Dam


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

    Lignum Vitae wins award for bearings at Stevens Creek hydropower plant


    Lignum Vitae North America has been awarded a contract to provide water-lubricated main guide bearings for Unit 2 at the 19-MW Stevens Creek hydropower project.

    Pakistan seeks firms to refurbish turbine-generators at 1,000-MW Mangla Dam


    Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites applications for pre-qualification to refurbish and upgrade two turbine-generators at the 1,000-MW Mangla Dam hydroelectric project.

    Costa Rica seeks transformers to refurbish 120-MW Rio Macho hydro project


    Costa Rica's electric utility seeks bids to supply transformers to help refurbish the 120-MW Rio Macho hydroelectric project on the Macho River.

    Repack-S announces joint sealing system with hydro mechanical applications


    Hydro mechanical parts manufacturer Repack-S has announced a new on-site joint sealing system for large hydropower equipment.

    Nepal's Kulekhani 1 hydropower station hindered by damaged cable


    Production at Nepal's 60-MW Kulekhani 1 hydropower project has been cut in half following a short circuit in a cable, HydroWorld.com has learned.

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


    The Bureau of Reclamation plans to seek 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 southeast of Billings.

    U.S. seeks bids to refurbish gates at California's Prosser Creek Dam


    The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to refurbish gates at Prosser Creek Dam on California's Prosser Creek.

    BC Hydro gets approval for John Hart hydroelectric plant replacement


    The British Columbia Utilities Commission has given a go-ahead for the replacement of the 126-MW John Hart hydropower station, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    Alaskan utility selects NAES to install hydro turbines at Terror Lake


    NAES Power Contractors, Inc. has been selected by the Kodiak Electric Association to install and commission an 11.25 MW vertical Pelton hydro turbine-generator unit at Alaska's Terror Lake hydroelectric plant, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    U.S. seeks bids to refurbish bearing bracket arms at 980-MW McNary Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to refurbish upper bearing bracket arms at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

    U.S. to seek modernization of elevators at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam


    The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on firms able to modernize eight elevators at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam on the Colorado River in Arizona and Nevada.

    Colorado announces dam safety improvements at Beaver Creek Reservoir


    Colorado Parks and Wildlife will begin a two-year repair project to increase dam safety at Beaver Creek Reservoir this summer, allowing its 4,400-acre-foot reservoir to be filled again by mid-2015.

    French engineer seeks equipment rehab at 7.9-MW Chavaroche hydropower project


    Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium invites applications for pre-qualification to replace three turbines and foot valves and to renovate generators of the 7.9-MW Chavaroche hydroelectric project on France's Fier River.

    U.S. seeks firms able to refurbish equipment at 53 hydroelectric projects


    The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information from firms able to provide emergency and routine diagnosis, repair, and refurbishment of mechanical and electrical equipment in up to 53 hydroelectric projects that Reclamation operates in 17 Western states.

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