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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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Prudential to invest in U.K.'s 320-MW Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay power project

10/21/2014

Insurer and financial services firm Prudential has agreed to become a "cornerstone investor" in the 320-MW Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay tidal power project in the Wales. 

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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 and the Edinburgh, Scotland-based wave energy company has also selected John Malcolm as its new Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO, Martin McAdam, stepped down after serving in the post since 2007.  

Haiti seeks hydro-mechanical equipment rehab for Canneau Dam

10/21/2014

Haiti's agriculture ministry seeks bids to renovate hydro-mechanical equipment at Canneau Dam on Haiti's Artibonite River. 

BC Hydro upgrades canal, replaces switchgear at two hydro projects

10/21/2014

BC Hydro crews have drained Kootenay Canal in order to upgrade the canal lining at the 572.2-MW Kootenay Canal hydroelectric project in British Columbia. 

U.S. to seek rewinds for 86.4-MW Blue Mesa, excitation for three hydro projects

10/20/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation plans to seek bids to rewind two generators at the 86.4-MW Blue Mesa hydropower plant and to supply excitation systems for Blue Mesa and two other hydro plants in the 1,747.184-MW Colorado River Storage Project. 

New York Power Authority’s 2,525-MW Niagara Power Project

NYPA awards $5.3 million for infrastructure rehabilitation at two hydropower facilities

10/20/2014

Infrastructure rehabilitation is headed to the east coast after Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) was awarded a $4.9 million contract and Hatch Associates Consultants Inc. received a contract for $434,600 from the New York Power Authority (NYPA).

Canada utility seeks governors for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

10/16/2014

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to supply governors for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project being built on the Lower Nelson River in Manitoba.

Swiss utility seeks turbine-generators for Serrieres hydro project

10/16/2014

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

Controls & Automation

BC Hydro upgrades canal, replaces switchgear at two hydro projects

10/21/2014 BC Hydro crews have drained Kootenay Canal in order to upgrade the canal...

U.S. to seek rewinds for 86.4-MW Blue Mesa, excitation for three hydro projects

10/20/2014 The Bureau of Reclamation plans to seek bids to rewind two generators at...

Generators & Electrical Components

U.S. extends switchyard upgrade bidding again for 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

10/15/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has further extended bidding and is kee...

Russian supplier installs final generator at 6,400-MW Sayano-Shushenskaya hydro project

10/14/2014 Russian equipment manufacturer Power Machines reports it completed insta...

Turbines & Mechanical Components

Prudential to invest in U.K.'s 320-MW Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay power project

10/21/2014 Insurer and financial services firm Prudential has agreed to become a &q...

Haiti seeks hydro-mechanical equipment rehab for Canneau Dam

10/21/2014 Haiti's agriculture ministry seeks bids to renovate hydro-mechanical equ...

Research & Development

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 ...

MHK technology developer Minesto honored with WWL Orcelle Award

10/14/2014 Marine energy technology developer Minesto AB was honored as the 2014 re...


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