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    U.S. extends bidding for dam safety civil construction at 3.65-MW Stampede Dam


    The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids from small businesses to perform dam safety civil construction at 3.65-MW Stampede Dam on California's Little Truckee River.

    NAES wins contract for hydro turbine installation


    NAES Power Contractors has been selected to provide labor and supervision for the installation of three 5.3 MW hydro turbines for Alaska's Blue Lake hydroelectric plant expansion.

    FERC reports three hydropower units commissioned in January


    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reports two hydro project expansions and a newly exempted project were placed in service in January.

    Costa Rica seeks transformers for 305.5-MW Reventazon hydro project


    Costa Rica's electric utility seeks bids to supply step-up transformers for the 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric project in the Siquirres area of Costa Rica's Limon Province.

    Corps completes pile concrete work at Wolf Creek Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Nashville District has poured concrete for the last pile of the Wolf Creek Dam's barrier wall as part of a dam safety improvement project, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    U.S.-funded repairs at Pakistan's Tarbela hydropower project complete


    A U.S.-funded expansion of Pakistan's 3,480-MW Tarbela hydropower project is now complete, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    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.

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