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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. to seek bridge crane rehabilitation at 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

10/30/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids for mechanical and structural rehabilitation of bridge cranes and a lifting beam at the 320-MW Fort Randall hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

The more things change …

10/30/2014

Here at PennWell’s Hydro Group, we’re a small team. So, as you can imagine, when the team is incomplete, it creates chaos in terms of work flow and productivity. 

India's BHEL to equip 444-MW Vishnugad Pipalkoti hydro project

10/30/2014

THDC India Ltd. has named Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) to supply electro-mechanical equipment for the 444-MW Vishnugad Pipalkoti hydroelectric project on India's Alaknanda River.

Pakistan seeks transformers for switchyard units of 3,480-MW Tarbela hydro project

10/30/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply capacitance-coupled voltage transformers (CCVT) for switchyard Units 11-14 of the 3,480-MW Tarbela hydroelectric project on the Indus River.

Maine names Kleinschmidt, ORPC, TRC to inventory hydropower potential

10/30/2014

The Governor's Energy Office has named Kleinschmidt Associates, in partnership with hydrokinetic developer Ocean Renewable Power Co. and engineering firm TRC, to update Maine's inventory of undeveloped hydropower potential.

U.S. eyes labor agreements for hydro turbine work at 603-MW Ice Harbor, 980-MW McNary dams

10/30/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is surveying whether it would be appropriate to use Project Labor Agreements for major hydropower turbine supply or installation at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River or at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

U.S. awards gate fabrication contract for Montgomery Locks and Dam

10/29/2014

Steward Machine Co. Inc. has received a $4 million contract to fabricate replacement gates for the Corps' Montgomery Locks and Dam on the Ohio River near Beaver, Pa.

U.S. seeks firms for gantry crane testing at 43.5-MW Jim Woodruff hydro project

10/28/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to load test two gantry cranes at 43.5-MW Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam on the Florida-Georgia border.

Controls & Automation

Finland firm to provide automation, electrical work to upgrade 72-MW Harjavalta hydro project

10/23/2014 Project operator Lansi-Suomen Voima Oy has awarded a contract to equipme...

Reversible PTFE thrust bearing commissioned at OPG plant, a first in North America

10/22/2014 This month, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) commissioned the first succes...

Generators & Electrical Components

Pakistan seeks transformers for switchyard units of 3,480-MW Tarbela hydro project

10/30/2014 Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to s...

Macedonia water agency seeks repairs, maintenance of hydropower plants

10/23/2014 Macedonia water management agency JP Strezevo seeks bids for repairs and...

Turbines & Mechanical Components

U.S. to seek bridge crane rehabilitation at 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

10/30/2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids for mechanical and s...

India's BHEL to equip 444-MW Vishnugad Pipalkoti hydro project

10/30/2014 THDC India Ltd. has named Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) to supply...

Research & Development

Maine names Kleinschmidt, ORPC, TRC to inventory hydropower potential

10/30/2014 The Governor's Energy Office has named Kleinschmidt Associates, in partn...

Keith Martin: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

10/27/2014 The Hydro Research Foundation is actively supporting graduate students t...


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