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Amistad Dam crane accident

Two workers missing after crane accident at Amistad Dam

04/30/2015

Two employees of the United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission are missing after a crane accident occurred on Wednesday, April 29 at Amistad Dam. 

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.

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.

French water utility seeks turbine-generator rehab at 1.8-MW Merwent Dam hydro project

04/14/2015

A French municipal water supplier seeks bids to refurbish turbine-generators, controls, valves, transformers and other equipment of the 1.8-MW Merwent Dam hydroelectric project in France's Vendee Department.

Golovnaya Hydropower Plant

Tajikistan seeks rehab construction of 240-MW Golovnaya hydro project

03/30/2015

Utility Barki Tojik Joint Stock Holding Co. seeks bids for construction and completion of the rehabilitation of Tajikistan's 240-MW Golovnaya hydropower project.

U.S. seeks fiber-optic, controls upgrade at 94.5-MW Flatiron hydro project

03/13/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to replace copper control and communications cables and equipment between the 94.5-MW Flatiron hydroelectric project, the Carter Lake shaft house and related facilities in Colorado.

Hungry Horse Hydropower Plant

U.S. seeks flowmeters for four penstocks at 428-MW Hungry Horse hydro project

03/10/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to supply four ultrasonic flowmeter systems at the 428-MW Hungry Horse Dam hydropower project in Montana.

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 the command control system at the 9-MW Naussac hydropower plant in France's Loire River Basin.

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

02/17/2015

France's navigable waterways agency, Voies Navigables de France (VNF), has awarded a contract to the consortium Groupement Peduzzi/Rouby/Gomez to rehabilitate the Plancher-Bas Dam on the Rahin River in France.

American Governor awarded contract for McNary hydropower plant equipment rehab

02/05/2015

American Governor Co. has been awarded a contract from Olsson Industrial Electric for rehabilitation work at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 980-MW McNary hydropower project.

U.S. seeks governor installation at 810-MW Little Goose hydro project

02/05/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to install new digital governors at the 810-MW Little Goose hydroelectric project on the Snake River in Washington.

U.S. seeks penstock flowmeter replacement at eight hydro projects

01/20/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to replace penstock flowmeters at eight hydroelectric projects in its northern and central California areas.

Parker Hannifin introduces portable purification system for hydropower projects

01/12/2015

Equipment manufacturer Parker Hannifin released a new portable purification system with applications in the hydroelectric power sector at the recent POWER-GEN International conference and exhibition in Orlando.

Eaton wins contract for Vermont small hydropower plant control rehab

01/08/2015

Generating technology manufacturer Eaton Corporation has won a contract to update power and control systems at Green Mountain Power's 6.9-MW Proctor hydropower project in Vermont.

Consolidating a Varied Generating Fleet

01/05/2015

Learn how Canadian utility SaskPower integrated its hydro and non-hydro generating assets under one management system using Hatch's Vista Decision Support System.

U.S. seeks firms to replace governors at six Missouri River hydro projects

12/15/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to manufacture and supply up to 36 digital governors to six major hydroelectric projects on the Missouri River.

American Governor wins industry honor from SmartCEO

12/10/2014

Hydroelectric power technology manufacturer American Governor Co. has been honored by SmartCEO magazine as the recipient of its 2014 Circle of Excellence Award in Manufacturing.

Command, control systems sought for six French hydro projects

12/04/2014

Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium seeks bids to renovate the command and control systems of six hydroelectric projects operated by Electricite de France on the lower Maulde River in France.

Ukraine seeks rehab of control, protection systems for 444-MW Kaniv hydro project

11/26/2014

PJSC UkrHydroEnergo seeks bids for rehabilitation of control and protection systems of the 444-MW Kaniv hydroelectric project on Ukraine's Dnieper River.

Testing a Power System Frequency Control Product

11/19/2014

Hydro-Québec in Canada and Svenska Kraftnät in Sweden have used a new power system frequency control test bench to accurately model the prime mover and speed governor of a synchronous generator.

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