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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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Women with Hydro Vision winners

2015 class of Women with Hydro Vision Award recipients announced

07/03/2015

PennWell’s Hydro Group is pleased to announce the second annual class of recipients of the Women with Hydro Vision award.

U.S. again extends bidding for arc flash mitigation at 25.5-MW Minidoka, 176.5-MW Palisades hydro projects

07/02/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation again extended bidding to provide arc flash mitigation at the 25.5-MW Minidoka and 176.564-MW Palisades hydroelectric projects in Idaho. 

U.S. Department of Commerce official Chandra Brown joins HydroVision keynote lineup

07/02/2015

Organizers of the world's largest hydroelectric power event are pleased to announce the addition of Chandra Brown, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Manufacturing with the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration, as a keynote speaker at the upcoming HydroVision International 2015 conference and exhibition.

Turbine components sought for Peru's 210-MW Restitucion hydro project

07/02/2015

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) seeks bids to supply mechanical components for hydropower turbines of the 210-MW Restitucion hydroelectric project in Peru.

U.S. extends call to replace generator windings at 402-MW Dworshak hydro project

07/02/2015

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

Voith completes upgrades at Switzerland's 11-MW Ruchlig small hydropower plant

07/01/2015

The rehabilitation and upgrade of Switzerland's 11-MW Ruchlig hydropower plant will benefit both its operator and the environment, global technology manufacturer Voith said.

Manitoba Hydro again extends call for turbine-generators at Canada's 78-MW Pointe du Bois hydro project

06/30/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro again extended the deadline for proposals to design, supply and install turbines, generators and related equipment at the 78-MW Pointe du Bois hydroelectric project on the Winnipeg River in Manitoba.

U.S. Reclamation invites small businesses to outreach event

06/29/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation invites small businesses seeking to do business with the agency to attend a small business outreach event July 13.

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Hydro project parts manufacturer releases new resource guide

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GGB Bearings

Hydro technology manufacturer announces new bearings

GGB Bearing Technology is now offering two new metallic bearing materials, the hydro pr...
Flow Science

Hydro technology company Flow Science announces software upgrades

Flow Science, Incl. has released a new version of its computational fluid dynamics (CFD...
Saab Seaeye

Saab Seaeye opens new Houston office

Hydro technology manufacturer Saab Seaeye has expanded its international presence with ...
Phoenix Electric

Phoenix Electric offers electrical components for hydropower projects

Phoenix Electric Corporation offers custom-made high-current switchgear with applicatio...

Controls & Automation

Sweet Success: Rehabilitating Governor Controls at a Century-Old Facility

06/29/2015 Upgrading from mechanical to digital controls on venerable hydroelectric...

U.S. seeks relays, switchgear for 21.5-MW St. Marys Falls hydro project

06/24/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to replace protective relays...

Generators & Electrical Components

U.S. again extends bidding for arc flash mitigation at 25.5-MW Minidoka, 176.5-MW Palisades hydro projects

07/02/2015 The Bureau of Reclamation again extended bidding to provide arc flash mi...

U.S. extends call to replace generator windings at 402-MW Dworshak hydro project

07/02/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to r...

Turbines & Mechanical Components

U.S. Department of Commerce official Chandra Brown joins HydroVision keynote lineup

07/02/2015 Organizers of the world's largest hydroelectric power event are pleased ...

Turbine components sought for Peru's 210-MW Restitucion hydro project

07/02/2015 The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) seeks bids to sup...

Research & Development

R&D Forum

06/29/2015

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower

Marine and hydrokinetic test bed EMEC announces restructuring

06/16/2015 The European Marine Energy Centre has announced its intention to restruc...

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