Generators & Electrical Components

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

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Latest Generators & Electrical Components News

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.

U.S. seeks transformer installation at 603-MW Ice Harbor

02/14/2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for removal and replacement of the T6 transformer at the 603-MW Ice Harbor hydroelectric project on the Snake River in Washington.

Atlantic Electric wins bid for Corps' Russell hydropower plant work

02/10/2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$9.79 million contract to Atlantic Electric LLC for work at the 600-MW Richard B. Russell hydroelectric project on the Savannah River in Georgia.

Alstom wins bid for Zambia's Itezhi-Tezhi hydropower plant

02/02/2012

Alstom has won a contract worth US$26.25 million to provide turbines and generators for the 120-MW Itezhi-Tezhi hydroelectric project.

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Russian firm agrees to equip, help finance Ecuador hydro cascade

10/14/2011

Russian power developer Inter Rao UES has signed a memorandum of agreement with the government of Ecuador to expand the proposed 281-MW Tortugo-Tigre hydroelectric project by the addition of three more hydro plants, all in the Guallabamba River Basin, totaling 411 MW.

U.S. awards excitation, switchgear contracts at 27.9-MW Elephant Butte

10/05/2011

The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded contracts totaling $3 million to replace excitation systems and unit and station service switchgear at the 27.945-MW Elephant Butte hydroelectric project on the Rio Grande in Sierra County, N.M.

Bid date set for electrical installations at 600-MW Richard B. Russell

10/03/2011

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for installation of main circuit breakers and a static frequency converter system and replacement of excitation systems at the 600-MW Richard B. Russell hydroelectric project on the Savannah River in Georgia.

Emergency Response: Lessons Learned during Recovery from a Fire in the Detroit Powerhouse

10/01/2011 The response to a fire in the 100-MW Detroit powerhouse brought to light several inadequacies in data available and procedures followed during emergencies. The lessons learned during the recovery process are valuable for every hydro project owner.

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