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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 gate roller chains for three hydro projects in Northwest

09/17/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to fabricate and supply intake gate roller chains for three major hydroelectric projects on the Snake and Columbia rivers.

Alstom to supply turbine, generator for EVN's Thac Mo hydroelectric plant expansion

09/17/2014

Asian utility Electricity of Vietnam has awarded Alstom a US$16.9 million contract to supply a turbine and generator for its expansion of the Thac Mo hydropower plant.

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

09/16/2014

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

Voith Hydro wins contract for Priest Rapids hydro turbine rehabilitations

09/16/2014

Voith Hydro has been awarded a contract to rehabilitate and upgrade 10 Kaplan turbine units at Washington's 912-MW Priest Rapids hydropower plant.

Latin lender funds Colombia's 19.9-MW El Molino, 19.9-MW San Matias hydro projects

09/12/2014

The Inter-American Investment Corp. (IIC) has approved a US$12 million loan for development, construction and operation of the 19.9-MW El Molino and 19.9-MW San Matias hydroelectric projects on Colombia's San Matias River.

Early bird registration rate still available for HydroVision Brasil

09/11/2014

Register by Friday, Sept. 12 for the HydroVision Brasil conference and exhibition in Sao Paulo to receive the early registration discount.

U.S. seeks firms to supply turbine maintenance platform for 2,160-MW John Day Dam

09/11/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to fabricate and supply a turbine maintenance platform for main unit turbines at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

Developer seeks construction of 38.12-MW Mati hydro complex in Albania

09/10/2014

Austria hydropower developer Enso Hydro seeks bids to construct the three-plant, 38.12-MW Mati hydropower complex on the Mati River in Albania.

Controls & Automation

Iberdrola modernizes 45 small hydro projects in Spain

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

French waterways agency seeks inspection of dams, reservoirs

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

Generators & Electrical Components

Alstom to supply turbine, generator for EVN's Thac Mo hydroelectric plant expansion

09/17/2014 Asian utility Electricity of Vietnam has awarded Alstom a US$16.9 millio...

Developer seeks construction of 38.12-MW Mati hydro complex in Albania

09/10/2014 Austria hydropower developer Enso Hydro seeks bids to construct the thre...

Turbines & Mechanical Components

U.S. seeks gate roller chains for three hydro projects in Northwest

09/17/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to fabricate and supply inta...

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

09/16/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadlines for bids to ...

Research & Development

Early bird registration rate still available for HydroVision Brasil

09/11/2014 Register by Friday, Sept. 12 for the HydroVision Brasil conference and e...

Deadline for HydroVision Brasil 2014 Projects of the Year nominations ends September 10

09/04/2014 PennWell do Brasil, organizer of Power Brasil Events, is still accepting...


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