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

Savske Elektrarne Ljubljana

Slovenia utility seeks refurbishment of 200-kW Goricane hydro project

05/22/2015

Slovenia hydropower utility Savske Elektrarne Ljubljana d.o.o. seeks bids for construction to refurbish the 200-kW Goricane hydropower project in Slovenia.

Lairg Dam damaged by vandals

Vandals damage Lairg Dam in Scottish Highlands

05/21/2015

According to a report by Scottish television station STV, 18 boulders were dislodged from the base of Lairg Dam, in the Scottish Highlands, and placed in the water.

Trinity Hydropower Project

U.S. seeks intake refurbishment, extends call for generator rewinds at 140-MW Trinity hydro project

05/20/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids for intake mechanical equipment refurbishing and gate shaft refurbishing at the 140-MW Trinity hydroelectric project on the Trinity River in California.

“Ebola-free” Liberia resumes US$230 million rehabilitation project at 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric facility

05/20/2015

Rehabilitation and upgrade work was suspended at the 64-MW Mount Coffee hydroelectric facility near Monrovia, Liberia, on the Saint Paul River in early August 2014, following the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 4,600 people.  

Dam Safety & Security

05/20/2015

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

Minidoka Dam

Reclamation welcomes public to Minidoka Dam spillway reopening ceremony

05/19/2015

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is celebrating the completion of a new spillway at the 28.5-MW Minidoka hydropower plant with a public ceremony May 27.

Melje Hydropower Plant

Slovenia utility seeks transformer, other equipment for 2.26-MW Melje hydro project

05/19/2015

Hydro operator Dravske Elektrarne Maribor d.o.o. (DEM) seeks bids to supply a transformer and other equipment for rehabilitation of the 2.26-MW Melje hydroelectric project on Slovenia's Drava River.

The Challenge of Manufacturing Bearings for Bonneville's First Powerhouse

05/19/2015

When access to spare parts for the Bonneville First Powerhouse became a critical issue, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ordered two spare bearings. The bearings have been delivered, after a challenging design and manufacturing process.

U.S. seeks generator windings replacement at 402-MW Dworshak hydro project

05/18/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to replace generator windings of the Unit 3 turbine-generator at the 402-MW Dworshak Dam hydroelectric project in Idaho.

India shelves 3,097-MW Etalin hydroelectric project and restarts five small-hydro schemes

05/14/2015

India’s Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has shelved the run-of-river 3,097-MW Etalin hydroelectric project in Arunachal Pradesh, but in the northeastern most Indian state, five small-hydro projects are again active.  

U.S. seeks crane inspection at 980-MW McNary Dam

05/13/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform crane and crane rail inspection services at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

Serbia seeks environmental expert, engineer for small hydro rehab, development

05/13/2015

Serbia utility Elektroprivreda Srbije invites expressions of interest from consulting firms to serve as environmental expert and independent engineer for its small hydropower rehabilitation and development program.

Manitoba Hydro seeks refurbishment of turbine-generator at 88-MW Pine Falls hydro project

05/13/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for mechanical work to refurbish a turbine-generator at the 88-MW Pine Falls hydroelectric project on the Winnipeg River in Canada's Manitoba Province.

French engineer seeks replacement turbines for 3.2-MW Mesce hydro project

05/12/2015

Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium seeks bids to supply two replacement turbines for the 3.2-MW Mesce hydroelectric project at Tende in France's Alpes Maritimes Department.

U.S. again extends call for station service replacement at 27-MW Anderson Ranch Dam hydro project

05/12/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation further extended the deadline for bids to replace a station service substation and related equipment at the 27-MW Anderson Ranch Dam hydro project in Idaho.

Canada utility extends switchgear call, seeks excitation for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

05/11/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to supply switchgear and bus duct for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project and issued another solicitation seeking excitation systems for the project.

Alstom wins contract for Carters pumped-storage stator replacements

05/11/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to Alstom Power Inc. to manufacture replacement stator components at Carters Pumped-Storage facility, part of the 600-MW Carters hydropower project in Georgia.

U.S. sets site visit for generator windings replacement at 402-MW Dworshak hydro project

05/11/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a site visit for firms interested in performing winding replacement of the Unit 3 turbine-generator at the 402-MW Dworshak Dam hydroelectric project in Idaho.

Manitoba Hydro seeks excitation transformers for 1,340-MW Limestone, 250-MW Kelsey hydro projects

05/06/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to supply excitation transformers for the 1,340-MW Limestone and 250-MW Kelsey hydroelectric projects on the Nelson River in Manitoba.

Valves sought for Peru's 798-MW Santiago Antunez de Mayolo, 210-MW Restitucion hydro projects

05/06/2015

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) seeks bids to supply valves and hydraulic controls for rehabilitation of Peru's 798-MW Santiago Antunez de Mayolo and 210-MW Restitucion hydroelectric projects.

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