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Solution for Sealing Stoplogs

To seal leaking stoplogs at its six hydro stations on the Winnipeg River, Manitoba Hydro uses Hydro-Lite blast furnace slag. This product seals the stoplogs, minimizing the leakage, and is more env... Read More >>

Managing Aquatic Weeds

To remove aquatic weeds that were negatively affecting operation of five hydro plants on the Shire River in Malawi, Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Ltd. (ESCOM) launched a program tha... Read More >>
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Latest Technology & Equipment News

Matthew Erdman: Graduating Researcher of the Hydro Research Foundation

08/31/2015

The Hydro Research Foundation is actively supporting graduate students to conduct research related to conventional and pumped storage hydropower. These students are funded through the Department of Energy’s Water Power Program and industry partners through a two-year, $1 million grant.

BC Hydro seeks turbine inlet valves for 158-MW Cheakamus hydro project

08/28/2015

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to supply replacement turbine inlet valves for the 158-MW Cheakamus hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

Pakistan extends bidding for six-unit turbine-generator refurbishment at 1,000-MW Mangla hydro project

08/27/2015

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended the deadline for bids to upgrade and refurbish six turbine-generators of the 1,000-MW Mangla Dam hydroelectric project. 

U.S. seeks generator step-up transformers for 1,780-MW Dalles Dam

08/27/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply 19 transformers for 1,780-MW Dalles Dam on the Columbia River.

Canada utility extends switchgear bidding for 180-MW Bridge River 1 hydro project

08/26/2015

Canadian utility BC Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to replace generator switchgear at the 180-MW Bridge River 1 hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

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Scotland begins operating 1-MW Merk small hydro project

08/26/2015

The 1-MW Merk small hydro plant began operating on the River Fyne, Argyll, Scotland, and a ribbon cutting was held Aug. 24.

Consultants sought for two-nation Africa grid linked to 18.65-MW Boali 1, 2 hydro projects

08/26/2015

The national utility of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to support tendering and construction to interconnect the grids of DRC and the Central African Republic (CAR) to the 18.65-MW Boali 1 and 2 hydro projects, themselves candidates for rehabilitation. 

Teledyne BlueView, EIVA release underwater imaging software

08/25/2015

Underwater imaging technology manufacturer Teledyne BlueView and engineering company EIVA have released a new scanning system designed to quickly assess underwater surfaces.

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Teledyne BlueView, EIVA release underwater imaging software

Underwater imaging technology manufacturer Teledyne BlueView and engineering company EI...

Redesigned HydroWorld.com Video Gallery

Hydropower news and information, and interesting promotional announcements are now avai...
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...

Controls & Automation

Canada utility seeks motor control centers for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

08/20/2015 Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to supply motor control cente...

Emerson awarded SCADA contract for China's 48-MW Shehong Liushu hydroelectric plant

08/19/2015 Chinese developer Tuopai Power Development Co. Ltd. has awarded a contra...

Generators & Electrical Components

U.S. seeks generator step-up transformers for 1,780-MW Dalles Dam

08/27/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply 19 transformers fo...

Canada utility extends switchgear bidding for 180-MW Bridge River 1 hydro project

08/26/2015 Canadian utility BC Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to replace ...

Turbines & Mechanical Components

BC Hydro seeks turbine inlet valves for 158-MW Cheakamus hydro project

08/28/2015 Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to supply replacement turbine inlet...

Pakistan extends bidding for six-unit turbine-generator refurbishment at 1,000-MW Mangla hydro project

08/27/2015 Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended th...

Research & Development

Matthew Erdman: Graduating Researcher of the Hydro Research Foundation

08/31/2015 The Hydro Research Foundation is actively supporting graduate students t...

Teledyne BlueView, EIVA release underwater imaging software

08/25/2015 Underwater imaging technology manufacturer Teledyne BlueView and enginee...

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