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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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Rehab contract awarded for France's 2-MW Bimont micro hydro project


Tractebel Engineering SA has been awarded a US$438,390 contract to supervise renovations and foundation drainage of the 2-MW Bimont micro hydroelectric plant.

Renfrew breaks ground on small hydro project upgrade


Upgrades to Renfrew Power Generation's Thomas Low Generating Station will see the micro hydroelectric project's output capacity double to 4 MW.

Swiss railway seeks generator overhaul at 7.6-MW Massaboden hydro project


A unit of Swiss federal railway SBB AG seeks bids for generator overhaul of two units of the 7.6-MW Massaboden hydroelectric project on the Rhone River in Switzerland.

Andritz modernizations increasing output at Ybbs-Persenbeug hydro project


Austrian energy provider Verbund has awarded Andritz Hydro a contract to modernize the 236-MW Ybbs-Persenbeug hydropower project.

U.S. seeks cable replacement at 96-MW Greers Ferry hydro project


The Southwestern Power Administration seeks bids from small businesses to replace control and power cables of the 96-MW Greers Ferry hydroelectric project on Arkansas' Little Red River.

Voith consortium to refurbish hydro turbines at Inga 1


Voith has been awarded a US$76 million contract by utility Societe Nationale d'Electricite (SNEL) to rehabilitate two turbine units inside the 350-MW Inga 1 hydro project, the company has announced.

Bidding extended for hydro generator overhauls at 1,312-MW Glen Canyon Dam


The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids for four hydro generator overhauls at 1,312-MW Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River.

Swiss seek to refurbish anti-corrosion coatings at 290-MW Fionnay hydro project


Contractor Hydro Exploitation SA seeks bids to refurbish anti-corrosion coatings on metalwork on units of the 290-MW Fionnay hydroelectric project, a development of Switzerland's 2,099-MW Cleuson-Dixence hydroelectric complex.

U.S. seeks firms for hydro governors, switchgear at 14-MW Philpott hydro project


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to supply hydro governors, switchgear, and voltage regulators for the 14-MW Philpott hydroelectric project in Virginia.

Belgium utility again seeks turbine-generators at 9.15-MW Andenne hydro project


Belgium utility EDF Luminus nv has renewed a call for bids for replacement of two turbine-generator units at the 9.15-MW Andenne hydroelectric project on Belgium's Meuse River.

Rehab work continues at Nepal's Kulekhani 2 hydropower project


Nepal's Kulekhani hydroelectric plant is back in partial operation following a fire in April, sources report.

U.S. seeks stoplogs for spillway repair work at Harlan County Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to fabricate and install stoplogs for spillway repair work to rehabilitate spillway gates at Harlan County Dam in Nebraska.

Corps seeks emergency rehabilitation project firms for Great Lakes, Ohio


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information from firms capable of performing emergency rehabilitation project work at dams and other facilities in its Great Lakes and Ohio River Division of the eastern United States.

Bidding expected to refurbish mechanical components of 2,078-MW Hoover Dam


The Bureau of Reclamation announced it expects to seek bids to repair, remanufacture, or replace mechanical components needed to refurbish hydroelectric equipment at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam in Arizona and Nevada.

U.S. seeks bids to refurbish penstock gates at 120-MW Parker


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids from small businesses to paint penstock gates and refurbish fixed-wheel gate assemblies at 120-MW Parker Dam on the Colorado River.

RusHydro, Mainstream Energy to rehabilitate pair of Nigerian hydropower projects


JSC RusHydro has signed a deal that will see the Russian energy conglomerate manage and modernize a pair of hydroelectric projects in Nigeria.

Rehabilitations coming for Gorge Dam spillway gates


Utility company Seattle City Light has announced its plan to rehabilitate to spillway gates at the Gorge Dam in Newhalem this summer, requiring water levels in Gorge Lake to be lowered for the work.

ADB makes loan for Sevan-Hrazdan cascade modernization project


JSC RusHydro has secured a US$25 million loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) that will be used for the modernization of hydropower projects in Armenia's Sevan-Hrazdan Cascade.

EdM selects consortium for hydropower plant rehab projects


A contract signed by state-owned power company Electricidade de Mozambique (EdM) and a French consortium will allow for the repair of the Mavuzi and Chicamba hydropower plants.

U.S. seeks motor-generator cleaning at 200-MW Mt. Elbert Pumped-Storage


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids from small businesses to clean motor-generators at the 200-MW Mt. Elbert Pumped-Storage project near Leadville, Colo.

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