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Hydro generators and associated electrical equipment are vital elements of hydroelectric powerhouses. Many facilities are undergoing generator rewinds and refurbishment.

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Otra Kraft awards contract for turbines, electrical work at 24-MW Skarg hydro plant

10/02/2012

Norwegian hydro operator Otra Kraft DA has awarded a contract to Rainpower Small Hydro AS for electromechanical work at the 24-MW Skarg hydropower plant in Bykle, Norway.

U.S. again extends exciter deadline for 2,457.3-MW Chief Joseph

09/20/2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again extended the deadline for bids to supply 11 replacement excitation systems for turbine-generators of the 2,457.3-MW Chief Joseph hydroelectric project near Bridgeport, Wash.

Reclamation awards CEATI sole-source contract for electrical overhaul guide

09/10/2012

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Acquisition Operations Group has announced its intention to award a sole-source contract to the Centre for Energy Advancement through Technological Innovation (CEATI).

Pakistan seeks generator coolers for 3,478-MW Tarbela

09/07/2012

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply generator surface air coolers for the 3,478-MW Tarbela hydroelectric project on the Indus River.

Liquidated Damages

09/01/2012

George was tired. For the past month, he had been listening to testimony on an arbitration case involving the imposition of liquidated damages for late commissioning of generating equipment at a project where "Murphys Law" — Everything that can go wrong, will go wrong — was clearly evident.

Creating a Hybrid Hydro-Wind System on a Spanish Island

09/01/2012

When a hybrid hydro-wind plant is developed on the island of El Hierro, nearly 65% of total electricity demand will be met using these renewable resources. Currently, all of the island's demand is being supplied using expensive, environmentally unfriendly diesel.

Optimizing Isolated Phase Bus Maintenance with Novel Diagnostics

09/01/2012

Optimizing operations and maintenance strategies for hydro projects is becoming ever more reliant on condition monitoring, which allows today's constrained budgets to be focused precisely where needed. One non-disruptive monitoring and assessment technique offers opportunities to improve performance.

Ferguson awarded contract for ongoing Lewiston Pumped-Storage modernization project

08/14/2012

The New York Power Authority has approved a two-year, US$5.6 million contract to Ferguson Electric to assist with its Life Extension and Modernization program at the Niagara Power Project's 240-MW Lewiston Pump-Generating Plant, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Bolivia reissues call for underground construction of 80-MW Misicuni

08/09/2012

Bolivia utility Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) has reissued a solicitation for underground construction work at the 80-MW Misicuni multi-purpose hydroelectric project on Bolivia's Misicuni River.

Pakistan extends deadline to equip 1,410-MW Tarbela 4th Extension

08/09/2012

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended the deadline for pre-qualification to supply electro-mechanical equipment for the 1,410-MW Tarbela 4th Extension hydropower project.

Polish firm extends bidding for generator rehab at 156-MW Zydowo

08/06/2012

Polish utility Energa Hydro Sp. z o.o. has extended the deadline for bids to refurbish a generator of the 156-MW Zydowo pumped-storage project on Poland's Radew River.

Pakistan seeks governors for 1,000-MW Mangla

07/30/2012

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids for digital governors for 1,000-MW Mangla Dam.

Pakistan extends civil work deadline for 1,410-MW Tarbela 4th Extension

07/24/2012

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended the deadline of applications for pre-qualification for civil works of the 1,410-MW Tarbela 4th Extension hydropower project.

Power Machines advances units of three Russian hydro projects

07/23/2012

Russian equipment manufacturer Power Machines reports it has carried out manufacture and shipping of turbine-generator equipment for three Russian hydroelectric projects.

Polish firm seeks generator refurbishment at 156-MW Zydowo

07/17/2012

Polish utility Energa Hydro Sp. z o.o. seeks bids to refurbish a generator of the 156-MW Zydowo pumped-storage project on Poland's Radew River.

GDF Suez announces plans for two hydrokinetic turbine testing sites

07/10/2012

European utility GDF Suez is exploring the feasibility of developing commercial-scale hydrokinetic energy plants by establishing two test sites off the coast of France.

China's Three Gorges hydropower plant running at full capacity

07/06/2012

The last turbine of China's 22,500 MW Three Gorges hydroelectric project has been connected to the country's grid, marking one of the final steps for the US$50 billion project that began in 1994.

Pakistan seeks civil work, equipment for 1,410-MW Tarbela 4th Extension

07/06/2012

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites applications for pre-qualification for civil works and electro-mechanical equipment for the 1,410-MW Tarbela 4th Extension hydropower project.

Servis-Energo wins bid for repair work at Lipno 1 and 2

05/22/2012

Servis-Energo s.r.o. has won a contract worth US$4.2 million for repair work at a pair of hydropower projects in the Czech Republic.

COH Inc. wins contract for gantry crane at 810-MW Little Goose powerhouse

03/16/2012

COH Inc. has been awarded a contract worth US$4.93 million by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for gantry crane work at the Little Goose hydroelectric plant.

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