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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JICA to provide funding for 168-MW Baluchaung 2 hydropower plant upgrades

01/29/2015

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has agreed to provide US$67 million to Myanmar's Electric Power Corporation to help replace machinery at Myanmar's 168-MW Baluchaung 2 hydropower plant.

U.S. extends bidding for station service replacement at 36-MW Kortes hydro project

01/29/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids to perform station service equipment replacement at the 36-MW Kortes hydroelectric plant in Wyoming.

Rehabilitation on high-hazard 3.3-MW Brainerd hydroelectric facility dam apron raises concerns

01/29/2015

Concern with regard to repair of the dam’s concrete spillway apron was raised in a public forum at the Brainerd Public Utilities (BPU) Commission meeting held Jan. 27.

U.S. revises, again extends switchyard upgrade tender for 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

01/28/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has revised a solicitation package and again extended the bidding deadline for a switchyard upgrade at the 320-MW Fort Randall hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

U.S. seeks turbine cavitation repair at 58-MW Clarence Cannon Dam

01/27/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for turbine cavitation repair at the 58-MW Clarence Cannon Dam hydroelectric project in northeast Missouri.

Canada utility extends call for crane, hoist services at B.C. hydropower projects

01/26/2015

Canadian utility BC Hydro has extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to perform services to cranes and hoists at hydroelectric projects throughout the utility's system in British Columbia.

Canada utility seeks crane inspection, repair for Manitoba hydro projects

01/23/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for crane and hoist inspection and repair services for its hydroelectric projects in Manitoba.

Repairs to Nepal's 10-MW Sunkoshi hydropower plant estimated at more than US$2.4 million

01/22/2015

Repairs to the Nepal Electricity Authority's 10-MW Sunkoshi hydropower plant are estimated at about US$2.44 million following a landslide that damaged the project last August.

U.S. DOE invites applications for hydropower incentive payments

01/22/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy invites applications for hydropower incentive payments to developers who have added hydropower generating capacity to existing facilities.

Canada’s US$2.2 billion Lower Mattagami hydroelectric project provides power and empowerment

01/21/2015

Total capacity has increased from 486 MW to 924 MW at four fully operational redeveloped hydroelectric projects on the Mattagami River, according to Ontario Power Generation (OPG), thanks to the newly commissioned US$2.2 billion Lower Mattagami hydroelectric project in the Moose River Basin of northeastern Ontario, Canada.  

U.S. seeks firms to replace switchgear at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam

01/21/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on firms able to replace 480-volt switchgear at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam in Arizona and Nevada.

French agency seeks bottom outlet refurbishment at 5.9-MW Panneciere hydro project

01/19/2015

France's Seine River Basin agency seeks bids to rehabilitate the bottom outlet valve of the 5.9-MW Panneciere hydroelectric project on the Yonne River in France's Nievre Department.

Dam safety and rehabilitation at 1,050-MW Kariba hydroelectric project require about US$300 million

01/16/2015

After being constructed on the Zambezi River between 1956 and 1959 by the then-Federation of Northern and Southern Rhodesia and Nyasaland (Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi), the dam impounding water for the 1,050-MW Kariba project requires an estimated US$300 million for rehabilitation to continue safe operation, according to the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA). 

French engineer seeks trashrack, fish passage for 8-MW Pebernat hydro project

01/16/2015

Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium seeks bids to supply and install a trashrack and downstream fish passage at the 8-MW Pebernat hydroelectric project on the Ariege River in France's Ariege Department.

U.S. seeks firms to rewind generators at 140-MW Trinity hydro project

01/15/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on firms able to rewind generators at the 140-MW Trinity hydroelectric project on the Trinity River in California.

U.S. again extends bidding for bridge crane rehab at 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

01/15/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again extended the deadline for 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.

U.S. extends call for spillway gate maintenance at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam

01/13/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to perform spillway gate lifecycle maintenance at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington.

Slovakia water agency seeks refurbishment of 10 small hydro projects

01/13/2015

Slovakia's water management agency seeks bids to reconstruct and modernize 10 small hydropower projects.

Mount Coffee hydro plant rehab delayed

Mount Coffee hydro plant completion date delayed due to Ebola virus

01/09/2015

Completion of rehabilitation work at the 64-MW Mount Coffee hydro plant in Liberia has been delayed by a year due to the spread of the Ebola virus, according to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. 

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Canada utility seeks crane, hoist services for B.C. hydropower projects

01/09/2015

Canadian utility BC Hydro invites applications for pre-qualification to perform services to cranes and hoists at hydroelectric projects throughout the utility's system in British Columbia.

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