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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Corps seeks civil construction of basin for Charleroi Locks, Dam in Pennsylvania


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for civil construction of an emptying basin for Charleroi Locks and Dam on the Monongahela River at Charleroi, Pa.

U.S. seeks vertical turbine pump replacement at 250-MW Yellowtail Dam


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to supply a vertical turbine pump for the 250-MW Yellowtail Dam hydroelectric project on the Big Horn River in Montana.

India utility seeks modernization of 690-MW Salal hydro project


India's NHPC Ltd. seeks bids for renovation and modernization of the 690-MW Salal hydroelectric project in Jammu & Kashmir State.

Reclamation awards contract for dam safety civil work


The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a US$45.7 million contract to Suulutaaq Inc. for dam safety civil construction, including an overlay of Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam.

U.S. seeks information for fish passage upgrade at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information from experienced contractors about its proposal to upgrade the juvenile fish passage facility at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

U.S. seeks turbine-generator cooling coils for 250-MW Yellowtail Dam hydro project


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to supply turbine-generator bearing cooling coils for the 250-MW Yellowtail Dam hydroelectric project on the Big Horn River in Montana.

Dam Safety & Security


Senate passes federal dam safety act

U.S. seeks circuit breakers, flow meters for 120-MW Parker Dam


U.S. government agencies are calling for bids to supply substation circuit breakers and acoustic velocity meters for 120-MW Parker Dam on the Colorado River.

First phase of Rio Macho hydropower project modernization complete


Modernizations at Costa Rica's Rio Macho hydroelectric project will be complete by the end of 2015, electric utility Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) said after recently inaugurating the first two of five generating units.

Asbestos in Hydro Powerhouses: Challenges and Solutions


Asbestos is a fact of life in the majority of hydroelectric facilities in North America. Owners and operators of these projects discuss how they are dealing with asbestos on a day-to-day basis.

Corps sets industry day for emergency dam repair, infrastructure work in eastern U.S.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled an industry day on proposed emergency dam repair and other infrastructure work in the eastern United States.

How Hydro Facility Owners are "Doing More with Less"


Analysis of 10 years of data collected from owners and operators of hydroelectric facilities reveals several important trends. The common theme seems to be the need to do more with less, in regards to staffing, maintenance, support and more.

Modernization of the Ohio Falls Hydropower Plant


The 85-MW Ohio Falls hydropower plant in Kentucky is actively providing clean, renewable electricity in an area known for its coal-fired facilities. Currently, the plant is undergoing modernization to further make its imprint on the region's energy resource map.

Expansion complete at Germany's largest run-of-river hydropower project


Germany's largest run-of-river hydropower project is now in full operation, following the installation of a new turbine by utility Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG (EnBW).

U.S. seeks generator rotor refurbishment at 17.29-MW Green Springs hydro project


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids for generator rotor refurbishment at the 17.29-MW Green Springs hydropower plant in Oregon.

PPL Montana celebrates completion of 60-MW Rainbow hydropower plant


Utility company PPL Montana officially dedicated its 60-MW Rainbow Dam hydropower plant with a ceremony that attracted state and local officials earlier this week.

Experts from Australia, Canada, France & U.S. to share viewpoints on hydroelectric generator maintenance


An international panel of experts will gather this month to discuss hydroelectric generator maintenance and other issues of concern to developers, owners and operators of all hydropower projects.

U.S. seeks bids to refurbish coating systems at Enders Dam


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to refurbish metalwork coating systems at Enders Dam in Nebraska.

Swiss seek turbine-generator replacements at 27-MW Bramois hydro project


Contractor Hydro Exploitation SA seeks bids to replace turbine-generators of the 27-MW Bramois hydroelectric project on the Rhone River in Switzerland.

Iberdrola plans expansion of 32-MW San Pedro hydroelectric plant


Spanish utility Iberdrola has begun construction of a US$66.7 million extension project that will add 25 MW of installed capacity to the San Pedro hydroelectric plant.

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