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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Swiss utility seeks turbine-generators for Serrieres hydro project

10/16/2014

Swiss utility Viteos SA seeks bids to supply turbine-generators for the Serrieres hydroelectric project on the Serrieres River at Neuchatel.

Austria utility completes rehabilitation of 12.62-MW Opponitz hydropower project

10/16/2014

Vienna utility Wien Energie GmbH has completed rehabilitation of the 90-year-old, 12.62-MW Opponitz hydroelectric project on Austria's Ybbs River.

U.S. extends switchyard upgrade bidding again for 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

10/15/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has further extended bidding and is keeping the solicitation on temporary hold for a switchyard upgrade at the 320-MW Fort Randall hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

Liberia seeks construction camp for 60- to 80-MW Mount Coffee hydro project rehab

10/15/2014

The government of Liberia seeks bids to build the project construction camp and to provide camp services for the 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric project, which is undergoing rehabilitation.

Dam safety work sought on plunge pool of Africa's Kariba Dam

10/14/2014

The European Development Fund invites applications for pre-qualification to perform dam safety work to reshape the plunge pool of Kariba Dam, site of three hydroelectric projects on the border of Zambia and Zimbabe.

Russian supplier installs final generator at 6,400-MW Sayano-Shushenskaya hydro project

10/14/2014

Russian equipment manufacturer Power Machines reports it completed installation of a final giant generator rotor at the 6,400-MW Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric project in Siberia.

Corps officials witness model testing of new units for 135-MW Center Hill hydro project

10/14/2014

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials found a Voith Hydro scale model turbine met or exceeded their requirements for replacement hydropower turbines at 135-MW Center Hill Dam in Tennessee.

Canada utility seeks replacement of intake gate hoist at 33-MW Clowhom hydro project

10/13/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to replace an intake maintenance gate hoist at the 33-MW Clowhom hydroelectric project on the Clowhom River on the lower mainland of British Columbia.

U.S. stimulus money helps upgrade 8.5-MW Station 2 hydro project in New York

10/13/2014

The federal government has awarded $2.8 million in stimulus money to Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. for improvements at RG&E's 8.5-MW Station 2 hydroelectric project on New York's Genesee River.

U.S. extends bidding for stator replacement at 600-MW Carters Dam

10/13/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to manufacture replacement stator components at Carters Pumped-Storage facility, part of the 600-MW Carters Dam hydroelectric project in Georgia.

Lessons Learned: Spurious SCADA

10/10/2014

George was annoyed. Almost every hydroelectric power project he had worked on over the past 20-odd years experienced problems with the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, always detected when the system was being commissioned.

Using an ROV to Repair a Leaking Surge Shaft

10/10/2014

Excess seepage revealed during routine monitoring of the 1,020 MW Tala powerhouse and dam led to the use of a remotely operated vehicle to both find and repair the source of the leakage.

Advances in Sealing Systems for Water Turbines

10/09/2014

How advanced sealing systems reduce operations and maintenance headaches

U.S. awards excitation system contract for 132-MW Amistad hydro project

10/09/2014

Seaboard Controls Inc. has received a contract to replace the excitation system of two 33-MW turbine-generators in the U.S. power plant at 132-MW Amistad Dam at Del Rio, Texas.

Venezuela seeks engineering services to upgrade 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

10/09/2014

Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) invites expressions of interest to provide engineering services for modernization of six turbine-generators of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project on Venezuela's Caroni River.

U.S. seeks renovation, operation, maintenance of 422-MW Hartwell hydro project

10/09/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, renovation and operation of 422-MW Hartwell Dam on Georgia's Savannah River.

World News

10/08/2014

News on the global hydroelectric industry from September-October 2014

U.S. seeks firms to supply intake gates, draft tube bulkheads for 2,160-MW John Day Dam

10/07/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to fabricate and supply intake gates and draft tube bulkheads for turbine maintenance at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

U.S. seeks firms for bridge crane rehabilitation at 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

10/06/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to carry out mechanical and structural rehabilitation of bridge cranes and a lifting beam at the 320-MW Fort Randall hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

French consortium to refurbish dams, build fish passage on Somme River

10/06/2014

France's Somme Department has awarded a contract to a French consortium to rehabilitate three dams and to construct fish passage at two of them on the Somme River.


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