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    HDR awarded contract for engineering services


    The Corps of Engineers has awarded a $9.5 million contract to HDR Engineering Inc. to support the hydroelectric powerhouse and high-voltage switchyard engineering and design activities of its Northwestern Division.

    Aquamarine raises millions for wave energy converter


    Ocean energy developer Aquamarine Power Ltd. has raised 10 million pounds (US$16.2 million) for further development of its Oyster wave energy converter.

    U.S. seeks new excitation system for 300-MW New Melones


    The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to replace static excitation systems at the 300-MW New Melones hydropower plant in California.

    U.S. seeks exciter replacements at 6,809-MW Grand Coulee


    The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids for replacement of excitation systems of six generating units undergoing overhaul in the Third Power Plant at the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee project.

    Foundation laid for 38.5-MW addition to 105-MW Iffezheim on Rhine


    German utility EnBW laid the foundation stone July 20, 2009, for an expansion of the 105-MW Iffezheim hydroelectric project to make it the largest hydro plant on the Rhine River.

    Andritz to equip Austria's 20-MW Gossendorf, 20-MW Kalsdorf


    Austria regional utility Energie Steiermark has awarded a contract to Andritz Hydro to supply electro-mechanical equipment for construction of the 20-MW Gossendorf and 20-MW Kalsdorf hydroelectric projects on the Mur River south of Graz.

    ABB, Harbin equip expansion of 107-MW Machu Picchu


    A consortium of ABB of Switzerland and Harbin Electric Machinery Co. Ltd. of China is supplying electro-mechanical equipment for rehabilitation and expansion of the 107-MW Machu Picchu hydroelectric project in Peru's Cusco Region to 206 MW.

    New Zealand firm to finance Blue Energy 200-MW tidal project


    New Zealand-based World Energy Research has signed an agreement to finance development of a 200-MW tidal power project to be developed by Blue Energy Canada.

    India's NTPC seeks EM bids for 171-MW Lata Tapovan


    India's NTPC Hydro Ltd. seeks bids for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of electro-mechanical equipment of the 171-MW Lata Tapovan hydroelectric project on the Alaknanda River in Uttarakhand State.

    Panama to develop 31 hydro projects of 1,047 MW by 2013


    Panama's utility regulator predicts the nation will add 31 hydroelectric projects totaling 1,047 MW through 2013.

    RusHydro seeks switchgear for Russia's 1,020-MW Votkinskaya


    Russian hydropower generator JSC RusHydro invites applications for pre-qualification to reconstruct and supply equipment for switchgear at the 1,020-MW Votkinskaya hydroelectric project in the Volga-Kama hydropower cascade.

    New York restarts third unit at 1,160-MW Blenheim-Gilboa


    New York Power Authority announced June 17, 2009, it refurbished and returned to service a third unit of the four-unit, 1,160-MW Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped-Storage project in the Northern Catskill Mountains of New York.

    Serbia advances rehab at 381-MW Bajina Basta, 1,050-MW Djerdap 1


    Serbian utility Elektroprivreda Srbije has advanced the refurbishment of the 381.6-MW Bajina Basta hydroelectric project on the Drina River and the 1,050-MW Djerdap 1 project on the Danube River.

    Five groups express interest in Argentina's 478-MW Chihuido 1


    Argentina’s Neuquen Province reports five groups submitted expressions of interest in construction of the 478-MW Chihuido 1 hydroelectric project on the province’s Neuquen River.



    U.S. awards circuit breaker work at 428-MW Hungry Horse

    02/13/2009 The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $5 million contract to furnish and install unit circuit breakers at the 428-MW Hungry Horse hydroelectric project, on the south fork of Montana's Flathead River.


    12/01/2008 South African utility Eskom named Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation to equip the 1,368-mw Ingula pumped-storage project on the border of Free State and KwaZulu-Natal.

    The Overstressed Generator Bracket

    10/01/2008 Karl carried a roll of drawings and a sheaf of paper into George’s office.

    Using a Predictive Asset Management System to Monitor Equipment Condition

    09/01/2008 Meridian Energy uses a predictive asset management system to assess the health of generating equipment in its hydro plants.

    Using an Off-the-Shelf Air Compressor To Stop Unit Trips

    07/01/2008 A failing generator circuit breaker compressor caused a turbine-generating unit to trip at Oglethorpe Power Corporation’s 846-MW Rocky Mountain pumped-storage project.

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