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Coatings Mitigate Butterfly Valve Leakage

Coatings Mitigate Valve Leakage

Water flowing through the penstocks at 90-MW Cushman 2 resulted in pits and eroded valves on the butterfly valves. Tacoma Power used silicon carbide-filled epoxy to restore the valve seats, then ap... Read More
Using HDPE Pipe in Guatemala

Using HDPE Pipe in Guatemala

Rather than steel pipe, Grupo Secacao chose high-density polyethylene pipe to transport water over the mountains  for its new station on the Choloma River. This more flexible material was bett... Read More
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Phoenix Electric offers electrical components for hydropower projects

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Latest Technology & Equipment News

Eliot Meyer

Eliot Meyer: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

03/04/2015

The Hydro Research Foundation is actively supporting graduate students to conduct research related to conventional and pumped storage hydropower.

OWA studying waterpower reference centre

Information-sharing center studied for waterpower in Canadian province of Ontario

03/04/2015

The Ontario Waterpower Association has awarded a contract to complete a feasibility study for the proposed Waterpower Reference Centre.

Kambarata Hydropower Project Map

Bank seeks financial, engineering audit of Kyrgyzstan's 360-MW Kambarata 2

03/03/2015

The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a financial and engineering audit of a project to install a second generating unit at the 360-MW Kambarata hydroelectric project in Kyrgyzstan.

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HCMS wins Corps contract for cavitation repairs at 58-MW Clarence Cannon hydroelectric plant

03/03/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to Hydro Consulting and Maintenance Services Inc. for turbine cavitation repairs at the 58-MW Clarence Cannon hydroelectric plant in northeast Missouri.

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U.S. Reclamation seeks technical services for its hydrologic database

03/03/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to provide technical services to maintain and further develop its Hydrologic Database System.

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Swiss utility seeks to replace turbine-generator at 2.5-MW Arni hydro project

03/03/2015

Lucerne utility ewl Kabelnetz AG seeks bids to replace the turbine-generator unit of the 2.5-MW Arni hydroelectric project in Switzerland.

IHA young researchers award for hydro

International Hydropower Association debuts Young Researcher Award

03/03/2015

The International Hydropower Association has established a new award, called the Young Researcher Award, to recognize and reward emerging talent in the hydropower sector.

Karuma Hydroelectric Plant

Alstom receives turbine order for Uganda's 600-MW Karuma hydropower plant

03/03/2015

Chinese engineering and construction company Sinohydro has awarded Alstom a US$65 million contract to provide equipment and technical services for Uganda's Karuma hydropower plant.

Controls & Automation

Scate Automation SAS wins bid for 9-MW Naussac hydropower plant control overhaul

02/17/2015 Scate Automation SAS has been awarded a US$711,243 contract to modernize...

France's VNF awards contract for Plancher-Bas Dam rehabilitation

02/17/2015 France's navigable waterways agency, Voies Navigables de France (VNF), h...

Generators & Electrical Components

Rusumo Falls

Nile Lakes states pre-qualify firms to build, equip 80-MW Rusumo Falls hydro project

03/02/2015 Nile Equatorial Lakes states invite applications for pre-qualification t...

U.S. seeks generator model validation testing at nine Corps hydro projects

02/27/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform generator model v...

Turbines & Mechanical Components

Kambarata Hydropower Project Map

Bank seeks financial, engineering audit of Kyrgyzstan's 360-MW Kambarata 2

03/03/2015 The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) invites expressions of interest from...
Clarence Cannon Dam

HCMS wins Corps contract for cavitation repairs at 58-MW Clarence Cannon hydroelectric plant

03/03/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to Hydro Consult...

Research & Development

Eliot Meyer

Eliot Meyer: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

03/04/2015 The Hydro Research Foundation is actively supporting graduate students t...
OWA studying waterpower reference centre

Information-sharing center studied for waterpower in Canadian province of Ontario

03/04/2015 The Ontario Waterpower Association has awarded a contract to complete a ...

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