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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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Latest Technology & Equipment News

HydroVision International 2015 keynote speakers announced

04/17/2015

The organizers of HydroVision International 2015 are pleased to announce three keynote speakers confirmed for the opening session of the upcoming conference and exhibition.

EPRI names board chair

Quinones elected chair of Electric Power Research Institute

04/17/2015

Gil C. Quinones has been elected chairman of the Board of Directors for the Electric Power Research Institute.

French engineer seeks gates, turbines for two hydro projects

04/17/2015

Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium seeks bids to supply gates to the Saint-Pierre-en-Faucigny hydro project and turbines to the 1.86-MW Hautefage hydro project. 

Alstom awarded contract for turbine upgrades at Sweden's 327-MW Ligga hydropower project

04/16/2015

Alstom Renewable Sweden AB has been selected by Vattenfall Vattenkraft AB to upgrade one of three turbine units at the 327-MW hydropower plant in Sweden.

CDA forms working group

Canadian Dam Association forms working group to address dam design and construction

04/16/2015

The Canadian Dam Association has created a Working Group on Design and Construction to address the issues of design and construction of dams and how the subject is covered by the current Dam Safety Guidelines and associated Technical Bulletins.

U.S. seeks OS&Y valves for piping system at 980-MW McNary Dam

04/16/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply 10 valves for the piping system at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

Swiss utility seeks turbine-generators for 170-kW Seyon Aval hydro project

04/16/2015

Swiss utility Viteos SA seeks bids to supply turbine-generators for the 170-kW Seyon Aval hydroelectric project on the Seyon River at Neuchatel.

India's 330-MW Alaknanda hydropower plant enters commercial operation

04/15/2015

Indian infrastructure group GVK has put the first unit at its 330-MW Alaknanda hydropower plant into commercial operation, following synchronization with the country's northern grid earlier this month.

Controls & Automation

French water utility seeks turbine-generator rehab at 1.8-MW Merwent Dam hydro project

04/14/2015 A French municipal water supplier seeks bids to refurbish turbine-genera...
Golovnaya Hydropower Plant

Tajikistan seeks rehab construction of 240-MW Golovnaya hydro project

03/30/2015 Utility Barki Tojik Joint Stock Holding Co. seeks bids for construction ...

Generators & Electrical Components

Swiss utility seeks turbine-generators for 170-kW Seyon Aval hydro project

04/16/2015 Swiss utility Viteos SA seeks bids to supply turbine-generators for the ...

U.S. seeks station service equipment replacement at 27-MW Anderson Ranch Dam hydro project

04/10/2015 The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to replace a station service substa...

Turbines & Mechanical Components

French engineer seeks gates, turbines for two hydro projects

04/17/2015 Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium seeks bids to supply gates to the Saint...

Alstom awarded contract for turbine upgrades at Sweden's 327-MW Ligga hydropower project

04/16/2015 Alstom Renewable Sweden AB has been selected by Vattenfall Vattenkraft A...

Research & Development

HydroVision International 2015 keynote speakers announced

04/17/2015 The organizers of HydroVision International 2015 are pleased to announce...
EPRI names board chair

Quinones elected chair of Electric Power Research Institute

04/17/2015 Gil C. Quinones has been elected chairman of the Board of Directors for ...

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