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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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GE unveils new exciter for 100 amp class applications

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EdgeTech unveils new underwater surveying tool

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In-Situ announces new water, temperature logger

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Latest Technology & Equipment News

CKD Blansko to supply hydro turbine-generator for Plav project

07/29/2014

Utility company Jihocesky Vodarensky Svaz has awarded a contract CKD Blansko Engineering to supply a turbine-generator for the intake of the Plav water treatment plant in the Czech Republic.

Andritz Hydro wins contract for emergency equipment rehab, replacement at northwestern Corps facilities

07/29/2014

Andritz Hydro Corp. was awarded a US$99.5 million contract for the emergency rehabilitation or replacement of turbines, generators and pump motors in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Northwestern Region.

Canada utility extends bidding for gates installation at 47-MW Ladore hydro project

07/29/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to install replacement intake gates at the 47-MW Ladore hydroelectric project on the Campbell River in British Columbia.

Contract awarded for Rochetaillee small hydropower plant installation

07/29/2014

The town of Saint-Etienne has awarded a contract worth US$1 million to Cegelec/Ellipse Mandataire Cogelec to install a micro hydropower project at a pressure break in the municipality of Rochetaillee, France.

Amjet unveils new low-head turbine generator unit

07/28/2014

A new generator unit unveiled at HydroVision International 2014 by manufacturer Amjet Turbine Systems LLC has earned the Iowa-based company a US$1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Small Business Innovation Research Phase II program.

U.S. seeks bids to refurbish, paint tainter gates at 340-MW Bull Shoals Dam

07/28/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to refurbish and paint tainter gates at 340-MW Bull Shoals Dam on Arkansas' White River.  

Seattle City Light completes rewinding of unit at Boundary Dam hydropower project

07/28/2014

Unit 53 is back in operation at Seattle City Light's 1,003-MW Boundary Dam hydropower project, the northewestern utility reported.

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GE unveils new hydro turbine monitoring and protection solution at HydroVision International 2014

07/24/2014

General Electric's Measurement & Control business launched its new Bently Nevada Advanced Distributed Architecture Platform Technology (ADAPT) 3701/46 Hydro Monitor earlier today at HydroVision International 2014 in Nashville, Tenn.

Controls & Automation

GE unveils new hydro turbine monitoring and protection solution at HydroVision International 2014

07/24/2014 General Electric's Measurement & Control business launched its new B...

Canada utility seeks piezometric tests at Duncan Dam

07/24/2014 Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to perform piezometric response tes...

Generators & Electrical Components

Seattle City Light completes rewinding of unit at Boundary Dam hydropower project

07/28/2014 Unit 53 is back in operation at Seattle City Light's 1,003-MW Boundary D...
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African bank seeks feasibility studies of three small hydro projects in Liberia

07/23/2014 The African Development Bank invites expressions of interest from consul...

Turbines & Mechanical Components

CKD Blansko to supply hydro turbine-generator for Plav project

07/29/2014 Utility company Jihocesky Vodarensky Svaz has awarded a contract CKD Bla...

Andritz Hydro wins contract for emergency equipment rehab, replacement at northwestern Corps facilities

07/29/2014 Andritz Hydro Corp. was awarded a US$99.5 million contract for the emerg...

Research & Development

Computational Tools to Assess Turbine Biological Performance

07/21/2014 To help ensure the safety of fish passing through the new turbines at 91...

R&D Forum

07/21/2014 Research reports and study findings related to hydropower for July 2014


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