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    Latest Generators & Electrical Components News

    HDR awarded contract for engineering services

    10/01/2009

    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

    09/23/2009

    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

    09/17/2009

    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

    09/11/2009

    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

    07/21/2009

    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

    07/14/2009

    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

    07/10/2009

    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

    07/08/2009

    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

    07/02/2009

    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

    06/30/2009

    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

    06/19/2009

    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

    06/18/2009

    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

    06/04/2009

    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

    06/04/2009

    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.

    Briefings

    05/01/2009

    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.

    Update

    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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