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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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Corps to test new 52-MW turbine-generator at Missouri's Stockton Dam

10/01/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing for testing and operation of a new 52-MW hydropower turbine replacing the original 45.2-MW unit at Stockton Dam hydroelectric project in Missouri.

Voith to equip hydro projects 695-MW Keeyask in Canada, 46.6-MW Rajamandala in Indonesia

10/01/2014

Units of Voith Hydro have received contracts to equip the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project in Canada and the 46.6-MW Rajamandala hydro project in Indonesia.

Bosnia names seven pre-qualifiers for construction of 20-MW Vranduk hydropower project

09/30/2014

Utility Elektroprivreda of Bosnia and Herzegovina has pre-qualified seven groups to bid for construction of the 20-MW Vranduk hydroelectric project in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

U.S. seeks impeller replacements, stator rewinds at 314-MW Keys Pump-Generating hydro plant

09/30/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to supply impeller replacements and stator rewinds at the 314-MW John W. Keys III Pump-Generating plant at Grand Coulee Dam.

Abengoa-Siemens to construct substation at Costa Rica's 305.5-MW Reventazon hydro project

09/30/2014

Abengoa of Spain and Siemens of Germany have received a contract to equip and construct a substation for the 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric project in the Siquirres area of Costa Rica's Limon Province.

U.S. awards mechanical component machining contract at 115-MW Ozark hydro project

09/30/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $1.16 million contract to Highway Machine Co. to perform final machining of mechanical components for the 115-MW Ozark hydroelectric project on the Arkansas River in Arkansas.

Haiti seeks instrumentation for 54-MW Peligre, Canneau dams

09/29/2014

Haiti's agriculture ministry seeks bids to supply gages and monitoring instrumentation at the 54-MW Peligre Dam hydroelectric project and at Canneau Dam on Haiti's Artibonite River.

Gilkes completes work on 700-kW Neaty micro hydro plant

09/29/2014

The 700-kW Neaty micro hydroelectric project is now in operation, according to equipment supplier Gilkes Energy.

Controls & Automation

Haiti seeks instrumentation for 54-MW Peligre, Canneau dams

09/29/2014 Haiti's agriculture ministry seeks bids to supply gages and monitoring i...

Iberdrola modernizes 45 small hydro projects in Spain

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

Generators & Electrical Components

Abengoa-Siemens to construct substation at Costa Rica's 305.5-MW Reventazon hydro project

09/30/2014 Abengoa of Spain and Siemens of Germany have received a contract to equi...

U.S. again extends deadline for circuit breakers, transformers at 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam

09/26/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again extended the deadline for bids to...

Turbines & Mechanical Components

Voith to equip hydro projects 695-MW Keeyask in Canada, 46.6-MW Rajamandala in Indonesia

10/01/2014 Units of Voith Hydro have received contracts to equip the 695-MW Keeyask...

Bosnia names seven pre-qualifiers for construction of 20-MW Vranduk hydropower project

09/30/2014 Utility Elektroprivreda of Bosnia and Herzegovina has pre-qualified seve...

Research & Development

Corps to test new 52-MW turbine-generator at Missouri's Stockton Dam

10/01/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing for testing and operation ...

Sue Nee Tan: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

09/29/2014 The Hydro Research Foundation is actively supporting graduate students t...


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