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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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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.

Venezuela names Dongfang to refurbish six units at 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

10/24/2014

Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) has awarded a contract to Dongfang Electric Machinery Co. Ltd. of China for comprehensive modernization of six turbine-generators in Powerhouse 1 of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project on Venezuela's Caroni River.

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 equipment supplier VEO to supply automation and electrical systems for upgrade of the 72-MW Harjavalta hydropower project in Finland to 110 MW.

Macedonia water agency seeks repairs, maintenance of hydropower plants

10/23/2014

Macedonia water management agency JP Strezevo seeks bids for repairs and maintenance of equipment for hydropower projects.

Schottel completes full-scale test of marine turbine in Strangford Lough

10/23/2014

German marine propulsion manufacturer Schottel has announced successful tests of a full-scale hydrokinetic turbine in Northern Ireland's Strangford Lough.

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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 successfully reversible polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) thrust bearing in North America at the 175-MW Sir Adam Beck Pump Storage Generating Station, on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, according to OPG officials. 

Gallo to succeed Frank as president and CEO of hydro equipment manufacturer Voith Hydro

10/22/2014

Bob Gallo, current executive director of the Voith Corporate Service Center in North America, will succeed Kevin Frank as president and CEO of hydro equipment manufacturer Voith Hydro in York, Pa. 

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

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 refur...

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 ex...

Research & Development

Schottel completes full-scale test of marine turbine in Strangford Lough

10/23/2014 German marine propulsion manufacturer Schottel has announced successful ...

Aquamarine Power Ltd. hires new CEO and dives into hydro technology deployment

10/21/2014 Aquamarine Power Ltd. continues its development of new hydro technology ...


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