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

Rehabilitating the Francis Units at Chief Joseph

10/15/2013

The refurbishment of 10 Francis turbines at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2,620-MW Chief Joseph hydro project has resulted in turbines operating at the highest level of performance achieved for existing designs.

Dam Safety & Security

10/15/2013

Flooding causes dam safety concerns in Colorado

U.S. resets site visit for turbine runner replacement at 80-MW Denison Dam

10/10/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has rescheduled a site visit for bidders to replace two turbine runners at the 80-MW Denison Dam hydroelectric project in Texas.

U.S. seeks firms to supply draft tube bulkheads for 980-MW McNary Dam

10/09/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small firms capable of supplying draft tube bulkheads for 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

NB Power hires group to evaluate future of 672-MW Mactaquac hydropower plant

10/09/2013

Canadian utility NB Power has sought the services of a group of internationally recognized scientists in determining future options for its 672-MW Mactaquac hydropower project.

Voith supplies hydro turbines for three European projects

10/09/2013

Voith has completed work at a pair of Austrian hydroelectric projects and received an order for another in Norway, the international manufacturer announced.

Knight Construction wins contract for gate rehab at Green Peter hydropower plant

10/08/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$3.5 million contract to Knight Construction & Supply Inc. for tainter gate rehabilitation at the 80-MW Green Peter hydropower project in Oregon.

BC Hydro seeks crane upgrades for 1,000-MW expansion of Mica hydro project

10/07/2013

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids for maintenance and upgrades to two overhead gantry cranes needed for a 1,000-MW expansion of the 1,085-MW Mica hydroelectric project on the Columbia River in British Columbia.

U.S. again extends bidding to replace switchgear, electrical equipment at 428-MW Hungry Horse Dam

10/04/2013

The Bureau of Reclamation again extended the deadline for bids to replace switchgear and related electrical equipment at the 428-MW Hungry Horse hydroelectric project in Montana.

WAPA awards contract for transformer at 1,312-MW Glen Canyon hydroelectric plant

10/04/2013

Yellowstone Electric Co. has won a US$1 million contract to supply a transformer for the 1,312-MW Glen Canyon hydroelectric plant on the Colorado River.

Liberia seeks site rehabilitation work at 60- to 80-MW Mount Coffee hydro project

10/04/2013

The government of Liberia invites applications for post-qualification and bids to perform site rehabilitation work at the 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric project in Liberia.

Endesa, ABB centralizing control of 17 Chilean hydropower projects

10/03/2013

Endesa is implementing an ABB system that will allow it to monitor and control 17 hydropower plants from its headquarters in Santiago, the Chilean utility company said.

Brazilian hydropower technology manufacturer Voith celebrates awards

10/03/2013

Voith Hydro's Brazilian branch was recently recognized for a pair of honors, the global hydropower technology conglomerate has announced.

U.S. seeks machining of mechanical components for 115-MW Ozark hydro project

10/02/2013

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

Knight Construction wins award for Fall Creek Dam gate rehabilitation

10/02/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$2.1 million contract to Knight Construction & Supply Co. for tainter gate rehabilitation at the Fall Creek Dam in Oregon.

Abide International wins award for New Hogan Dam gate retrofitting

10/01/2013

Abide International has won a US$6.7 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to retrofit spillway gates at New Hogan Dam on the Calaveras River in central California.

Canada utility seeks information on spillway work for W.A.C. Bennett Dam

09/30/2013

Canada utility BC Hydro seeks information from contractors on a draft solicitation for rehabilitation of a spillway chute at W.A.C. Bennett Dam, site of the 2,730-MW G.M. Shrum hydroelectric project.

TransAlta selects Lignum Vitae for Horseshoe hydropower plant bearings

09/27/2013

Lignum Vitae North America has been awarded a contract to provide a water-lubricated thrust bearing for the 14-MW Horseshoe hydropower plant in Alberta.

U.S. to seek gantry crane refurbishment at 1,780-MW Dalles Dam

09/27/2013

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

Switzerland's SBB AG awards contract for small hydropower plant overhaul

09/27/2013

Gebruder Meier of Switzerland has won a contract worth US$1.61 million to overhaul two generator units at the 7.6-MW Massaboden small hydropower plant.


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