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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Afghans seek spare parts, consumables for 100-MW Naghlu hydro project

12/18/2014

Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) seeks bids to supply spare parts and consumables for the 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric project, which is being rehabilitated on Afghanistan's Kabul River.

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

12/16/2014

Venezuela's national utility further extended the deadline for expressions of interest for engineering services to modernize six turbine-generators of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project.

EIB, other lending institutions invest in Guinea hydropower plant upgrades

12/15/2014

Financing by the European Investment Bank will increase the cumulative output capacity at four Guinea hydropower plants from 75 MW to 122 MW.

U.S. seeks firms to replace governors at six Missouri River hydro projects

12/15/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to manufacture and supply up to 36 digital governors to six major hydroelectric projects on the Missouri River.

U.S. seeks firms for bank stabilization at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam

12/11/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to stabilize the right bank of the American River about 1,000 feet downstream from 198.72-MW Folsom Dam in California.

Voith Hydro posts increase in 2014

12/10/2014

Global technology group Voith GmbH has reported an overall increase in its volume orders through its 2013-14 fiscal year, highlighted in part by a strong performance by its hydroelectric power arm.

U.S. extends turbine refurbishment bidding for 28.5-MW Minidoka hydro project

12/10/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids to overhaul two hydropower turbines at the Allen E. Inman power plant of the 28.5-MW Minidoka hydroelectric project on the Snake River in Idaho.

U.S. seeks commodity agreements for hydro projects in Northwest

12/09/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply six types of construction commodities under blanket purchase agreements for hydroelectric projects in the Corps' Walla Walla District.

Czech utility extends bidding for turbine-generator overhaul at 120-MW Lipno 1 hydro project

12/09/2014

Czech utility CEZ a.s. has extended the deadline for bids for mechanical overhaul of turbine-generator TG1 at the 120-MW Lipno 1 hydroelectric project on the Vlatava River in the Czech Republic.

Dam Safety & Security

12/05/2014

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

Historic Stevens Creek Facility Adapts to a Century of Change

12/05/2014

The 18.8-MW Stevens Creek facility has operated reliably since it was commissioned in 1914, despite a host of changes. This historic plant is the newest inductee into the Hydro Hall of Fame and stands as a testament to the enduring nature of hydro projects.

Canada utility seeks hydropower equipment health assessments

12/05/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks proposals for engineering consulting services to perform equipment health rating assessments of the utility's hydroelectric facilities in British Columbia.

American Babbitt delivers two bearings for Bonneville hydropower project rehab

12/05/2014

West Virginia-based manufacturer American Babbitt Bearing has completed and delivered two turbine guide bearings for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' First Powerhouse and Bonneville Dam.

Command, control systems sought for six French hydro projects

12/04/2014

Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium seeks bids to renovate the command and control systems of six hydroelectric projects operated by Electricite de France on the lower Maulde River in France.

U.S. extends, to revise switchyard upgrade tender for 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

12/04/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to issue a revised 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.

Canada utility seeks transformers for 180-MW Bridge River 1, other facilities

12/03/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro invites applications for pre-qualification to supply transformers to various BC Hydro facilities including the 180-MW Bridge River 1 hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

U.S. sets industry day on dam safety work at 135-MW Center Hill Dam

12/01/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued draft technical plans and scheduled an industry day about a proposed roller-compacted-concrete berm to reinforce an earthen saddle dam at 135-MW Center Hill Dam in Tennessee. Registration is due Dec. 12 for the Dec. 16 industry day and site visit. 

Ukraine seeks rehab of control, protection systems for 444-MW Kaniv hydro project

11/26/2014

PJSC UkrHydroEnergo seeks bids for rehabilitation of control and protection systems of the 444-MW Kaniv hydroelectric project on Ukraine's Dnieper River.

U.S. seeks concrete saw cutting for bulkhead system at Ohio River's Emsworth Dam

11/26/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform concrete saw cutting of new maintenance bulkhead recesses at the Corps' Emsworth Locks and Dam on the Ohio River just downstream from Pittsburgh.

Nepal seeks auxiliary system parts for rehab of 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydro project

11/25/2014

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) seeks bids for powerhouse auxiliary system parts for rehabilitation of the 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydroelectric project on the Kali Gandaki River in western Nepal.

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