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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Cold Weather Survival Training for Operators of Remote Hydro Plants

07/21/2014

Personnel who work at remote hydroelectric facilities, like those in the Northern Manitoba area of Canada, may be faced with an overnight stay outdoors. To ensure worker safety, Manitoba Hydro administers a Cold Weather Survival program that equips personnel with the skills they need to survive.

Diving In: Creative Repair Solution at Horse Mesa Dam

07/21/2014

When a unit at Salt River Project's 129-MW Horse Mesa project suffered a catastrophic failure, a creative option was needed to repair the unit, whose intake structure is 160 feet below the lake surface. The solution chosen, called "saturation diving," involved using special equipment to replicate living at underwater pressures during the task.

Lift System Letting You Down? Troubleshooting Problems

07/21/2014

The high-pressure jacking oil system on a hydrodynamic bearing is an often-overlooked component that can cause bearing problems if not properly inspected and maintained.

Dam Safety & Security

07/21/2014

Collection of articles covering safety and security of dams and civil structures for July 2014

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Canada utility seeks intake gates installation for 47-MW Ladore hydro project

07/18/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to install replacement intake gates at the 47-MW Ladore hydroelectric project on the Campbell River in British Columbia.

Lower Granite Dam

U.S. seeks fish passage system overhaul at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

07/17/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform major construction to upgrade the juvenile fish passage facility at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

Fort Randall Dam

U.S. seeks bids for switchyard upgrades at 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

07/16/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to upgrade the switchyard at the 320-MW Fort Randall hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

Chief Joseph Dam

U.S. seeks generator thrust bearing coolers for 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam

07/14/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply generator thrust bearing coolers for 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington.

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French engineer seeks trash rake for 7.9-MW Chavaroche hydro project

07/11/2014

Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium seeks bids to supply a replacement trash rake for the 7.9-MW Chavaroche hydroelectric project on France's Fier River.

Dalles Dam

U.S. seeks firms to supply transformers for 1,780-MW Dalles Dam

07/11/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to supply 19 transformers for 1,780-MW Dalles Dam on the Columbia River.

Lower Granite Hydropower Project

Corps awards contract to modify fish channel at 810-MW Lower Granite hydropower project

07/11/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$2.7 million contract to Engineered Heavy Services LLC to modify a juvenile fish collection channel at the 810-MW Lower Granite hydropower project.

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Colorado's Big Thompson hydroelectric plant reopens after flood damages

07/09/2014

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said the Big Thompson hydroelectric power plant in Colorado is back online after a September flood caused damages.

Vancouver Island

Canada utility seeks engineering to refurbish Salmon River Dam

07/09/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids for engineering design services to refurbish Salmon River Diversion Dam in British Columbia.

Simon Bolivar Hydropower Plant

Venezuela seeks inspection of equipment to upgrade six units of 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

07/08/2014

Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) invites expressions of interest to perform factory inspection of equipment required for modernization of six turbine-generators of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project on Venezuela's Caroni River.

Trinity Hydropower Project

U.S. seeks refurbishment of cooling water systems at 140-MW Trinity hydro project

07/02/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to rebuild the cooling water strainers used in the generator and bearing cooling water systems at the 140-MW Trinity hydroelectric project on the Trinity River in California.

FWEE Hydro Cache Challenge

FWEE invites public to learn more about hydropower projects with geocaching

07/02/2014

The Foundation for Water & Energy Education is offering a new program to help encourage the public to learn about hydroelectric power projects within America's Pacific Northwest.

Rehabilitation of Turbines at the Ohakuri Hydro Power Station

07/01/2014

Turbine rehabilitation at the 112 MW Ohakuri Hydro Power Station in New Zealand was owner Mighty River Power's most complex program of works of any it had previously performed.

Libby Dam

U.S. seeks firms for electrical equipment replacement at 525-MW Libby Dam

07/01/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of replacing electrical distribution equipment at 525-MW Libby Dam and powerhouse on the Kootenai River in Montana.

HRW Briefings

07/01/2014

News on the global hydroelectric industry from July-August 2014

Center Hill Dam

Voith Hydro wins contract for Center Hill Dam turbine-generator unit rehab

07/01/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineershas awarded a US$47.2 million contract to Voith Hydro Inc. to refurbish turbine-generators at the 135-MW Center Hill Dam in Tennessee.

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