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

Attend a free webinar on rehabilitation of penstocks and structures vs. replacement

11/21/2014

Fibrwrap is hosting a free webinar, in conjunction with HydroWorld.com, on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 12 pm central time.

U.S. to seek bids for unit circuit breakers at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam

11/21/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation plans to seek bids for unit circuit breakers and associated equipment for 2,078-MW Hoover Dam in Arizona and Nevada.

Dam Safety & Security

11/20/2014

Collection of articles covering safety and security of dams and civil structures

Canadian Spotlight

11/20/2014

The latest hydropower industry news from Canada

Reivax wins awards for exciter replacements at two North American hydropower projects

11/20/2014

Power technology group Reivax North America has received a pair of rehabilitation and upgrade awards for work at hydropower projects in Arkansas and Washington.

Testing a Power System Frequency Control Product

11/19/2014

Hydro-Québec in Canada and Svenska Kraftnät in Sweden have used a new power system frequency control test bench to accurately model the prime mover and speed governor of a synchronous generator.

Restoring Production at Innergex's Miller Creek Facility

11/19/2014

Rehabilitation and upgrades of the Miller Creek Hydroelectric Facility have allowed new owner Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. to maximize its investment.

Nova Group wins contract for electrical work at 1,076-MW Bonneville hydropower project

11/19/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$23 million contract to Nova Group Inc. to replace main unit circuit breakers and instrument transformers for the First Powerhouse at Bonneville Dam.

U.S. seeks firms for windings, cavitation repair at 402-MW Dworshak hydro project

11/18/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform winding replacement and cavitation repair of the Unit 3 turbine-generator at the 402-MW Dworshak Dam hydroelectric project in Idaho.

Wanapum, Priest Rapids rehab projects contribute to Grant PUD rate increase

11/17/2014

Ongoing repairs and upgrades to the Wanapum and Priest Rapids dams will translate to slightly higher rates for ratepayers, according to the Grant County Public Utilities District.

Minnesota's 71-MW Thomson hydropower plant back on line after two-year rehab

11/14/2014

Minnesota Power's 71-MW Thomson hydropower plant is generating energy for the first time since being knocked out of service by record flooding more than two years ago.

U.S. seeks work on hydro, dams, other sites in Southeast

11/14/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for construction, rehabilitation and other work at hydroelectric projects, dams, and other facilities in its South Atlantic Division.

Pakistan seeks transformers, crane refurbishment for 1,000-MW Mangla hydro project

11/14/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply generator step-up transformers and to refurbish powerhouse cranes for the 1,000-MW Mangla Dam hydroelectric project.

Voith hydro turbine photo wins press competition

11/14/2014

The above photograph of a Francis hydro turbine runner being manufactured by Voith was declared the winner of the PR Bild Award for Germany. 

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

11/14/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for 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.

New Mexico county seeks generator rewind for 8-MW El Vado hydro project

11/12/2014

Los Alamos County invites applications for pre-qualification for a hydroelectric generator rewind project at the 8-MW El Vado hydro project on Rio Chama in New Mexico.

Restoration of Russia's 6,400-MW Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plant complete

11/12/2014

A ceremony marking the commissioning of the tenth and final hydro turbine at Russia's Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plant marks the end of a five-year restoration process, owner JSC RusHydro announced this week.

Venezuela again extends engineering call to upgrade 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

11/12/2014

Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) again extended the deadline for 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.

Higher rates could help pay for hydropower project upgrades, rehab in Newfoundland and Labrador

11/11/2014

Provincial energy corporation Nalcor Energy has filed an amended General Rate Application (GRA) via its subsidiary, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, that could increase the province's electricity rates to help pay for modernization and upgrade programs.

Canada utility seeks crane bus bar for 5,428-MW Churchill Falls hydro project

11/11/2014

Canada utility Nalcor Energy seeks bids to supply a replacement bus bar for the east powerhouse crane at the 5,428-MW Churchill Falls hydroelectric project on the Churchill River in Newfoundland and Labrador Province.

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