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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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Parker Hannifin introduces portable purification system for hydropower projects

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American Babbitt delivers two bearings for Bonneville hydropower project rehab

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Latest Technology & Equipment News

U.S. seeks firms to supply stoplogs to 603-MW Ice Harbor, 810-MW Little Goose hydro projects

04/24/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to fabricate and deliver draft tube stoplogs for the 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam and 810-MW Little Goose Dam hydroelectric projects.

Polpitiya pumped-storage hydro plant

Voith receives contract to modernize Polpitiya hydro plant in Sri Lanka

04/23/2015

Ceylon Electricity Board awarded a contract to Voith to supply equipment for modernization of its 75-MW Polpitiya pumped-storage hydro plant.

U.S. seeks governor installation at nine Northwest hydro plants

04/23/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to install new digital governors at nine Corps hydroelectric projects in the Corps' Portland and Walla Walla districts.

Alstom contracted to refurbish units at Latvia's 402-MW Riga hydropower plant

04/22/2015

State utility Latvenergo AS has awarded a contract worth more than US$107.2 million to Alstom to refurbish six Kaplan units at the 402-MW Riga hydroelectric project in Latvia.

Senegal River agency seeks environmental, feasibility work for hydro rehab, grid expansion

04/22/2015

A unit of the multi-nation Senegal River management agency invites expressions of interest from consultants to assist in environmental and social assessments and feasibility studies for the Manantali II program of hydropower system rehabilitation and expansion of its transmission system to deliver hydropower to member countries. 

U.S. extends call for station service replacement at 27-MW Anderson Ranch Dam hydro project

04/21/2015

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

Voith to modernize three Italian small hydropower plants

04/21/2015

Voith Hydro has been awarded contracts to upgrade and rehabilitate generating units at three Italian hydropower projects.

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

04/20/2015

Kyrgyzstan utility Electric Power Plants (EPP) seeks bids to replace electrical components including high-voltage cables for the 1,200-MW Toktogul hydroelectric project on Kyrgyzstan's Naryn River.

Controls & Automation

U.S. seeks governor installation at nine Northwest hydro plants

04/23/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to install new digital gover...

Voith to modernize three Italian small hydropower plants

04/21/2015 Voith Hydro has been awarded contracts to upgrade and rehabilitate gener...

Generators & Electrical Components

Senegal River agency seeks environmental, feasibility work for hydro rehab, grid expansion

04/22/2015 A unit of the multi-nation Senegal River management agency invites expre...

U.S. extends call for station service replacement at 27-MW Anderson Ranch Dam hydro project

04/21/2015 The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids to replace ...

Turbines & Mechanical Components

U.S. seeks firms to supply stoplogs to 603-MW Ice Harbor, 810-MW Little Goose hydro projects

04/24/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to fabr...
Polpitiya pumped-storage hydro plant

Voith receives contract to modernize Polpitiya hydro plant in Sri Lanka

04/23/2015 Ceylon Electricity Board awarded a contract to Voith to supply equipment...

Research & Development

Kevin Mulligan: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

04/20/2015 Kevin Mulligan graduated last month from University of Massachusetts-Amh...
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HydroVision International 2015 keynote speakers announced

04/17/2015 The organizers of HydroVision International 2015 are pleased to announce...

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