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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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Atlantis strikes deal to acquire marine energy tech company from Siemens

05/01/2015

Tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Marine Current Turbines Ltd. from Siemens AG in an all-share deal, pending certain conditions being met.

U.S. extends bidding for rewind, cavitation repair at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam

05/01/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids for generator rewinds and turbine cavitation repairs at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

Amistad Dam crane accident

Two workers missing after crane accident at Amistad Dam

04/30/2015

Two employees of the United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission are missing after a crane accident occurred on Wednesday, April 29 at Amistad Dam. 

Serbia seeks electrical, mechanical equipment to refurbish seven small hydro projects

04/28/2015

Serbia utility Elektroprivreda Srbije seeks bids to supply and install electrical and mechanical equipment for reconstruction of seven small hydroelectric projects totaling 9.98 MW.

More generator equipment sought for Peru's 798-MW Santiago Antunez de Mayolo hydro project

04/28/2015

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) seeks bids to supply generator rotor poles and slip rings for generator rehabilitation at Peru's 798-MW Santiago Antunez de Mayolo hydroelectric project.

DOE looking for tech boom with new Wave Energy Prize

04/27/2015

A new prize purse announced by the U.S. Department of Energy could feed more than $2 million into wave energy technology research and development.

DOE Hydropower Market Report

U.S. DOE releases first-of-its-kind Hydropower Market Report

04/27/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy announces availability of its 2014 Hydropower Market Report, the first ever report to quantify the current size, scope and variability of hydropower supplies in the U.S.

U.S. seeks firms to supply stoplogs to 603-MW Ice Harbor, 810-MW Little Goose hydro projects

04/24/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to fabricate and deliver draft tube stoplogs for the 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam and 810-MW Little Goose Dam hydroelectric projects.

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Hydro project parts manufacturer releases new resource guide

Hydro project parts and technology manufacturer Parker Hannifin Corporation has release...
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

Amistad Dam crane accident

Two workers missing after crane accident at Amistad Dam

04/30/2015 Two employees of the United States Section of the International Boundary...

U.S. seeks governor installation at nine Northwest hydro plants

04/23/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to install new digital gover...

Generators & Electrical Components

More generator equipment sought for Peru's 798-MW Santiago Antunez de Mayolo hydro project

04/28/2015 The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) seeks bids to sup...

Senegal River agency seeks environmental, feasibility work for hydro rehab, grid expansion

04/22/2015 A unit of the multi-nation Senegal River management agency invites expre...

Turbines & Mechanical Components

Atlantis strikes deal to acquire marine energy tech company from Siemens

05/01/2015 Tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources Ltd. has reached an agreement ...

U.S. extends bidding for rewind, cavitation repair at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam

05/01/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids for ...

Research & Development

DOE looking for tech boom with new Wave Energy Prize

04/27/2015 A new prize purse announced by the U.S. Department of Energy could feed ...
DOE Hydropower Market Report

U.S. DOE releases first-of-its-kind Hydropower Market Report

04/27/2015 The U.S. Department of Energy announces availability of its 2014 Hydropo...

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