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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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Afghans extend call for turbine-generator rehabilitation at 100-MW Naghlu hydro project

05/27/2015

Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) has extended the deadline for bids for turbine-generator rehabilitation at the 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric project on Afghanistan's Kabul River. 

Voith ships massive component for Portugal's Frades 2 pumped-storage plant

05/26/2015

A spherical valve manufactured by Voith Hydro's manufacturing plant in China has completed a cross-border journey to Portugal, where it will be installed at the 383-MW Frades 2 pumped-storage hydro plant.

U.S. again extends station service bidding for 27-MW Anderson Ranch Dam hydro project

05/26/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation again extended the deadline for bids to replace a station service substation and related equipment at the 27-MW Anderson Ranch Dam hydro project in Idaho. 

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Kyrgyzstan seeks electrical components, instrumentation to refurbish 1,200-MW Toktogul hydro project

05/26/2015

Kyrgyzstan utility Electric Power Plants (EPP) again seeks bids to replace electrical components, auxiliaries, and instrumentation as part of refurbishment of the 1,200-MW Toktogul hydroelectric project on Kyrgyzstan's Naryn River.

McNary Dam

U.S. seeks 128 generator brake pad replacements for 980-MW McNary Dam hydro project

05/26/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply 128 generator brake pads for the 14 main turbine-generators at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

Hydro foundation announces researchers

Hydro Research Foundation announces 2015 class of researchers

05/22/2015

The Hydro Research Foundation has released its list of researchers for 2015.

Deep Green Wave Energy Unit

Wave energy developer Minesto establishes UK headquarters with Welsh funds

05/20/2015

The Welsh government has awarded US$14.45 million to marine energy developer Minesto as part of its European Regional Development Fund.

Trinity Hydropower Project

U.S. seeks intake refurbishment, extends call for generator rewinds at 140-MW Trinity hydro project

05/20/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids for intake mechanical equipment refurbishing and gate shaft refurbishing at the 140-MW Trinity hydroelectric project on the Trinity River in California.

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Fish net at Puget Sound Energy dam

Netting products installed at multiple hydroelectric facilities

Netting systems supplied by Pacific Netting Products have been installed at several hyd...

Alstom teams up with Atlantium for invasive species prevention technology

Global manufacturer Alstom has signed a bilateral agreement with Israel's Atlantium Tec...

Parker Hannifin introduces portable purification system for hydropower projects

Equipment manufacturer Parker Hannifin released a new portable purification system with...

American Babbitt delivers two bearings for Bonneville hydropower project rehab

West Virginia-based manufacturer American Babbitt Bearing has completed and delivered t...

Meggitt announces new product for mechanical equipment monitoring

Technology manufacturer Meggitt Sensing Systems has released a new monitoring system fo...

Controls & Automation

Tarbela Hydropower Project

Pakistan seeks power swing control for 3,480-MW Tarbela Dam, electrical equipment for 1,410-MW Tarbela 4

05/20/2015 Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to s...

Swiss utility seeks turbine-generator for 2.7-MW Realp 2 small hydro project

05/05/2015 Swiss utility Elektrizitatswerk Ursern seeks bids to supply a turbine-ge...

Generators & Electrical Components

Kyrgyzstan Map

Kyrgyzstan seeks electrical components, instrumentation to refurbish 1,200-MW Toktogul hydro project

05/26/2015 Kyrgyzstan utility Electric Power Plants (EPP) again seeks bids to repla...
Trinity Hydropower Project

U.S. seeks intake refurbishment, extends call for generator rewinds at 140-MW Trinity hydro project

05/20/2015 The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids for intake mechanical equipment ref...

Turbines & Mechanical Components

Afghans extend call for turbine-generator rehabilitation at 100-MW Naghlu hydro project

05/27/2015 Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) has e...

Voith ships massive component for Portugal's Frades 2 pumped-storage plant

05/26/2015 A spherical valve manufactured by Voith Hydro's manufacturing plant in C...

Research & Development

U.S. again extends station service bidding for 27-MW Anderson Ranch Dam hydro project

05/26/2015 The Bureau of Reclamation again extended the deadline for bids to replac...
Hydro foundation announces researchers

Hydro Research Foundation announces 2015 class of researchers

05/22/2015 The Hydro Research Foundation has released its list of researchers for 2...

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