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

RusHydro begins spillway replacement at 30-MW Yegorlykskaya hydro plant

11/07/2013

Russian conglomerate JSC RusHydro has begun constructing a new spillway at its 30-MW Yegorkykskaya hydropower plant as part of a rehabilitation and modernization effort at its projects along the Kuban River.

U.S. seeks barrier screens, stoplogs for 980-MW McNary Dam

11/06/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply vertical barrier screen mesh panels for 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

Austria utility seeks tunnel rehab at 9.58-MW Opponitz

11/05/2013

Vienna utility Wien Energie GmbH seeks bids for tunnel rehab at the 9.58-MW Opponitz hydroelectric project on Austria's Ybbs River.

Transformers Services wins award for upgrade work at 1,076-MW Bonneville Lock and Dam

11/05/2013

Transformer Services Inc. has won a US$3 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to refurbish step-up transformers at the 1,076-MW Bonneville Lock and Dam's Second Powerhouse.

Corps awards seal assemblies contract for McNary Dam

11/05/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$60,300 contract to Seals Unlimited Inc. to supply stoplog seal assemblies for the 980-MW McNary Dam.

U.S. extends bidding to refurbish turbine-generators at 135-MW Center Hill Dam

11/05/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to refurbish turbine-generators at 135-MW Center Hill Dam in Tennessee.

Dam Safety & Security

11/05/2013

Erosion, seepage found at Turner Shoals Dam

U.S. extends bidding for dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day hydro project

10/31/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids for dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

Voith receives order for Mount Coffee hydropower project rehabilitation

10/30/2013

Voith has received an order to modernize Francis turbines and deliver new generators, control technology, and electrical and mechanical power plant equipment for Liberia's Mount Coffee hydropower project.

U.S. sets site visit for turbine repairs at 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam

10/29/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a site visit for a pending solicitation to repair a turbine in the Second Powerhouse of 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam in Oregon and Washington.

Windemuller wins contract for Soo Locks transformer replacement

10/28/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to Windemuller Electric to supply a step-up transformer at Soo Locks.

U.S. to seek maintenance bulkheads for construction at Olmsted Dam on Ohio River

10/28/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to fabricate auxiliary maintenance bulkheads at Olmsted Dam on the Ohio River in Kentucky.

Bids due to U.S. for electrical equipment, dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day hydro project

10/24/2013

In the wake of the U.S. government shutdown, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers restored the bidding schedule for electrical equipment and for dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

Canada's BC Hydro seeks diving services throughout British Columbia

10/22/2013

Canadian utility BC Hydro invites applications for pre-qualification to provide commercial diving services to the hydropower utility at locations throughout British Columbia.

Boosting Hydro Capacity through Refurbishments

10/22/2013

By David Appleyard
A swathe of new refurbishment projects looks set to boost hydropower capacity worldwide and extend the life of existing assets.

Condition Monitoring Can Extend Life of Bearings, Turbines and Plants

10/22/2013

By Bethany Duarte
Monitoring the operating condition of bearings in a hydropower unit is a vitally important component of an overall plant maintenance and reliability program.

HRW Briefings

10/22/2013

Corps to restart, enlarge tender for hydro turbine-generator rehab work

10/22/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is restarting and substantially enlarging a solicitation for emergency rehabilitation or replacement of hydroelectric turbines, generators, and pump motors in the Corps' Northwestern Region.

EnBW, EDF celebrate completion of 148-MW run-of-river hydropower project

10/22/2013

More than 200 representatives from Germany and France gathered this past week to mark the completion of the 148-MW Rheinkraftwerk Iffezheim hydropower plant.

U.S. postpones call for electrical equipment, dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day hydro project

10/21/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has delayed plans to seek bids for electrical equipment and for dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

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