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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

U.S. seeks penstock valves, wicket gate seals for 49-MW Lost Creek Dam

08/29/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply replacement penstock butterfly valves and wicket gate seals at 49-MW Lost Creek Dam on Oregon's Rogue River.

U.S. extends deadlines for transformer, electrical upgrades at 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam

08/28/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended deadlines for bids to perform transformer and electrical equipment upgrades at the first and second powerhouses of 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam in Oregon and Washington.

French waterways agency seeks inspection of dams, reservoirs

08/28/2014

France's navigable waterways agency seeks bids for comprehensive technical inspections of dams, reservoirs and other structures on waterways in its northeastern territory in France.

Porse takes new position with Mavel Americas

08/28/2014

N. Christian Porse is now project manager with Mavel Americas Inc.

U.S. awards Lower St. Anthony Falls Dam machinery, control, lighting rehab

08/28/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract to BBA Construction LLC to replace central control station electrical equipment at its Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam in Minneapolis.

U.S. seeks hydrologic, hydraulic engineering in Southwest

08/28/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest from firms to provide hydrologic and hydraulic engineering and design services and related software development in the Corps' Southwestern Division.

Belgium region names Siemens for waterways, hydro system management

08/27/2014

The integrated hydrologic management agency of Belgium's Wallonia Region has awarded a contract to Siemens SA to provide and maintain operational tools to manage flows of waterways and the hydropower system in the region.

ABB to supply electrical equipment to India's 96-MW Dikchu hydro project

08/27/2014

Power equipment supplier ABB has won a contract to supply electrical balance of plant to the 96-MW Dikchu hydroelectric project in India's Sikkim State.

Controls & Automation

French waterways agency seeks inspection of dams, reservoirs

08/28/2014 France's navigable waterways agency seeks bids for comprehensive technic...

Belgium region names Siemens for waterways, hydro system management

08/27/2014 The integrated hydrologic management agency of Belgium's Wallonia Region...

Generators & Electrical Components

U.S. extends deadlines for transformer, electrical upgrades at 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam

08/28/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended deadlines for bids to perf...

U.S. awards Lower St. Anthony Falls Dam machinery, control, lighting rehab

08/28/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract to BBA Construction ...

Turbines & Mechanical Components

U.S. seeks penstock valves, wicket gate seals for 49-MW Lost Creek Dam

08/29/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply replacement pensto...

Porse takes new position with Mavel Americas

08/28/2014

N. Christian Porse is now project manager with Mavel Americas Inc.

Research & Development

U.S. seeks hydrologic, hydraulic engineering in Southwest

08/28/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest from fi...

TSB, OERA announce funding for tidal energy technology development

08/26/2014 The U.K. Technology Strategy Board and Nova Scotia's Offshore Energy Res...


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