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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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Reserve a spot in the HydroVision Brasil 2014 VibroSystM Machine Condition Monitoring Course today

09/22/2014

VibroSystM's Machine Condition Monitoring Course being offered in conjunction with HydroVision Brasil 2014 is a must-attend event for all those working with hydro generators and machinery.

U.S. awards tainter gate repair contract for Nebraska's Harlan County Dam

09/22/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $25.7 million contract to OCCI Inc. to repair tainter gates at Harlan County Dam in Nebraska.

U.S. seeks generator-motor stator replacement at 600-MW Carters Dam

09/22/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to manufacture replacement stator components at Carters Pumped-Storage facility, part of the 600-MW Carters Dam hydroelectric project in Georgia.

Kyrgyzstan seeks consultants for refurbishment of 1,200-MW Toktogul hydro project

09/19/2014

Kyrgyzstan utility Electric Power Plants (EPP) seeks expressions of interest from consultants to assist in Phases 2 and 3 of the rehabilitation of the 1,200-MW Toktogul hydroelectric project on Kyrgyzstan's Naryn River.

U.S. seeks turbine, generator bearings for hydro projects in Northwest

09/19/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for babbitted bearing refurbishment and replacement at Corps hydroelectric projects in the Pacific Northwest.

Voith wins award for Lam Ta Khong pumped-storage plant expansion

09/19/2014

The Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand has awarded a contract worth US$64.3 million to Voith Hydro to supply electro-mechanical equipment for an expansion of the 500-MW Lam Ta Khong pumped-storage hydropower plant.

U.S. seeks gate roller chains for three hydro projects in Northwest

09/17/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to fabricate and supply intake gate roller chains for three major hydroelectric projects on the Snake and Columbia rivers.

Alstom to supply turbine, generator for EVN's Thac Mo hydroelectric plant expansion

09/17/2014

Asian utility Electricity of Vietnam has awarded Alstom a US$16.9 million contract to supply a turbine and generator for its expansion of the Thac Mo hydropower plant.

Controls & Automation

Iberdrola modernizes 45 small hydro projects in Spain

09/05/2014 Spanish utility Iberdrola reports it has modernized 45 of its 92 small h...

French waterways agency seeks inspection of dams, reservoirs

08/28/2014 France's navigable waterways agency seeks bids for comprehensive technic...

Generators & Electrical Components

U.S. seeks generator-motor stator replacement at 600-MW Carters Dam

09/22/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to manufacture replacement s...

Alstom to supply turbine, generator for EVN's Thac Mo hydroelectric plant expansion

09/17/2014 Asian utility Electricity of Vietnam has awarded Alstom a US$16.9 millio...

Turbines & Mechanical Components

Reserve a spot in the HydroVision Brasil 2014 VibroSystM Machine Condition Monitoring Course today

09/22/2014 VibroSystM's Machine Condition Monitoring Course being offered in conjun...

U.S. awards tainter gate repair contract for Nebraska's Harlan County Dam

09/22/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $25.7 million contract to...

Research & Development

Early bird registration rate still available for HydroVision Brasil

09/11/2014 Register by Friday, Sept. 12 for the HydroVision Brasil conference and e...

Deadline for HydroVision Brasil 2014 Projects of the Year nominations ends September 10

09/04/2014 PennWell do Brasil, organizer of Power Brasil Events, is still accepting...


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