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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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Maine names Kleinschmidt, ORPC, TRC to inventory hydropower potential

10/30/2014

The Governor's Energy Office has named Kleinschmidt Associates, in partnership with hydrokinetic developer Ocean Renewable Power Co. and engineering firm TRC, to update Maine's inventory of undeveloped hydropower potential.

U.S. eyes labor agreements for hydro turbine work at 603-MW Ice Harbor, 980-MW McNary dams

10/30/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is surveying whether it would be appropriate to use Project Labor Agreements for major hydropower turbine supply or installation at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River or at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

U.S. awards gate fabrication contract for Montgomery Locks and Dam

10/29/2014

Steward Machine Co. Inc. has received a $4 million contract to fabricate replacement gates for the Corps' Montgomery Locks and Dam on the Ohio River near Beaver, Pa.

U.S. seeks firms for gantry crane testing at 43.5-MW Jim Woodruff hydro project

10/28/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to load test two gantry cranes at 43.5-MW Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam on the Florida-Georgia border.

GRDA 130-MW Robert S. Kerr Dam

GRDA celebrates 50 years of hydroelectricity at the 130-MW Robert S. Kerr Dam (Video)

10/28/2014

“Grand indeed,” is what many attendees said while in attendance at the Grand River Dam Authority’s 130-MW Robert S. Kerr Dam at Lake Hudson in Mayes County, north of Locust Grove, Okla. The facility marked its 50th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 25. 

Keith Martin: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

10/27/2014

The Hydro Research Foundation is actively supporting graduate students to conduct research related to conventional and pumped storage hydropower.  These students are funded through the Department of Energy’s Water Power Program and industry partners through a five year US$3.7 million dollar grant.

Missouri firm to refurbish, paint tainter gates at Arkansas' 340-MW Bull Shoals Dam

10/24/2014

Hartman-Walsh Painting Co. has received a $3.8 million contract to refurbish and paint tainter gates at 340-MW Bull Shoals Dam on Arkansas' White River.

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

10/24/2014

Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest to provide engineering services for modernization of six turbine-generators of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project on Venezuela's Caroni River.

Controls & Automation

Finland firm to provide automation, electrical work to upgrade 72-MW Harjavalta hydro project

10/23/2014 Project operator Lansi-Suomen Voima Oy has awarded a contract to equipme...

Reversible PTFE thrust bearing commissioned at OPG plant, a first in North America

10/22/2014 This month, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) commissioned the first succes...

Generators & Electrical Components

Macedonia water agency seeks repairs, maintenance of hydropower plants

10/23/2014 Macedonia water management agency JP Strezevo seeks bids for repairs and...
Grand Rapids Hydro Project

Canada utility seeks engineering for fire protection systems at 479-MW Grand Rapids hydro project

10/22/2014 Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to serve as advocate engineer...

Turbines & Mechanical Components

U.S. eyes labor agreements for hydro turbine work at 603-MW Ice Harbor, 980-MW McNary dams

10/30/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is surveying whether it would be approp...

U.S. awards gate fabrication contract for Montgomery Locks and Dam

10/29/2014 Steward Machine Co. Inc. has received a $4 million contract to fabricate...

Research & Development

Maine names Kleinschmidt, ORPC, TRC to inventory hydropower potential

10/30/2014 The Governor's Energy Office has named Kleinschmidt Associates, in partn...

Keith Martin: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

10/27/2014 The Hydro Research Foundation is actively supporting graduate students t...


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