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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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Bonneville Dam technical tour

Tours, tours, tours: So many offerings at HydroVision International 2015

03/06/2015

Attendees at HydroVision International 2015 have the opportunity to choose from several different technical tours to nearby hydroelectric facilities.

Lower Monumental Dam

U.S. sets site visit for rewind, cavitation repair at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam

03/06/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a site visit to outline proposed generator rewinds and turbine cavitation repairs at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

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Canada's Snare Falls hydropower plant still off line after turbine failure

03/05/2015

Repairs to the 7.4-MW Snare Falls hydropower plant in Canada's Northwest Territories could take significantly longer than expected, owner Northwest Territories Power Corp. said in a statement.

Eliot Meyer

Eliot Meyer: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

03/04/2015

The Hydro Research Foundation is actively supporting graduate students to conduct research related to conventional and pumped storage hydropower.

OWA studying waterpower reference centre

Information-sharing center studied for waterpower in Canadian province of Ontario

03/04/2015

The Ontario Waterpower Association has awarded a contract to complete a feasibility study for the proposed Waterpower Reference Centre.

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Bank seeks financial, engineering audit of Kyrgyzstan's 360-MW Kambarata 2

03/03/2015

The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a financial and engineering audit of a project to install a second generating unit at the 360-MW Kambarata hydroelectric project in Kyrgyzstan.

Clarence Cannon Dam

HCMS wins Corps contract for cavitation repairs at 58-MW Clarence Cannon hydroelectric plant

03/03/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to Hydro Consulting and Maintenance Services Inc. for turbine cavitation repairs at the 58-MW Clarence Cannon hydroelectric plant in northeast Missouri.

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U.S. Reclamation seeks technical services for its hydrologic database

03/03/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to provide technical services to maintain and further develop its Hydrologic Database System.

Controls & Automation

Scate Automation SAS wins bid for 9-MW Naussac hydropower plant control overhaul

02/17/2015 Scate Automation SAS has been awarded a US$711,243 contract to modernize...

France's VNF awards contract for Plancher-Bas Dam rehabilitation

02/17/2015 France's navigable waterways agency, Voies Navigables de France (VNF), h...

Generators & Electrical Components

Rusumo Falls

Nile Lakes states pre-qualify firms to build, equip 80-MW Rusumo Falls hydro project

03/02/2015 Nile Equatorial Lakes states invite applications for pre-qualification t...

U.S. seeks generator model validation testing at nine Corps hydro projects

02/27/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform generator model v...

Turbines & Mechanical Components

Lower Monumental Dam

U.S. sets site visit for rewind, cavitation repair at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam

03/06/2015 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a site visit to outline p...
Northwest Territories Map

Canada's Snare Falls hydropower plant still off line after turbine failure

03/05/2015 Repairs to the 7.4-MW Snare Falls hydropower plant in Canada's Northwest...

Research & Development

Eliot Meyer

Eliot Meyer: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

03/04/2015 The Hydro Research Foundation is actively supporting graduate students t...
OWA studying waterpower reference centre

Information-sharing center studied for waterpower in Canadian province of Ontario

03/04/2015 The Ontario Waterpower Association has awarded a contract to complete a ...

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