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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BHEL inaugurates second of two new small hydro turbines at Tajikistan's 9.5-MW Varjob

01/15/2013

Indian manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has completed the rehabilitation and modernization of Tajikistan's 9.5-MW Varjob micro hydro plant.

U.S. to seek head cover repair at 402-MW Dworshak hydroelectric project

01/15/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids for head cover repair of a generating unit at the 402-MW Dworshak hydroelectric project in Idaho.

U.S. to seek head cover repair at 402-MW Dworshak hydroelectric project

01/15/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids for head cover repair of a generating unit at the 402-MW Dworshak hydroelectric project in Idaho.

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ABB wins contract for work at 2,450-MW Chief Joseph hydropower project

01/02/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded ABB, Inc. a contract worth US$7.47 million to supply 11 replacement excitation systems at the 2,457.3-MW Chief Joseph hydroelectric plant near Bridgeport, Wash.

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ABB wins contract for work at 2,450-MW Chief Joseph hydropower project

01/02/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded ABB, Inc. a contract worth US$7.47 million to supply 11 replacement excitation systems at the 2,457.3-MW Chief Joseph hydroelectric plant near Bridgeport, Wash.

El Salvador seeks transformers for two hydropower projects

12/26/2012

El Salvador utility Comision Ejecutiva Hidroelectrica del Rio Lempa (CEL) seeks bids two supply two transformers for the 180-MW Quince de Septiembre and 99.4-MW Cinco de Noviembre hydroelectric projects on El Salvador's Rio Lempa.

Swiss city seeks transformer for expansion of 93-MW Lavey hydro

12/21/2012

The city of Lausanne seeks bids to supply a transformer to accommodate the addition of a 29-MW turbine-generator to the 93-MW Lavey hydroelectric project on the Bois-Noir River in Switzerland.

U.S. to seek four-generator rebuild at 1,312-MW Glen Canyon

12/17/2012

The Bureau of Reclamation plans to seek bids to rebuild four generators at 1,312-MW Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River.

Energa Hydro awards contract for work at Zydowo pumped-storage plant

12/10/2012

Power Engineering S.A. of Poland has won a US$2.78 million contract to refurbish a generator at the 156-MW Zydowo pumped-storage project on the Radew River.

Turbine-generator rehab contractors sought for Corps in Northwest

11/21/2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of providing emergency rehabilitation or replacement of hydroelectric turbines, generators, and pump motors in the Corps' Northwestern Region.

Austria utility seeks steel, earthworks, turbine to expand 9.58-MW Opponitz

11/14/2012

Vienna utility Wien Energie GmbH seeks bids for hydraulic steel, earthworks, and a turbine-generator for expansion of the 9.58-MW Opponitz hydroelectric project on Austria's Ybbs River.

Simplified Method for Estimating the Cost of Plant Equipment

11/01/2012

This article presents a method for calculating the value of various pieces of equipment installed in hydroelectric facilities, based on the parameters that define each component.

Water Conditioner Improves Efficiency at Agus 6 and 7 Plants

11/01/2012

Scale buildup in the generator cooling systems at the two powerhouses in the Agus 6/7 Hydroelectric Plant Complex forced personnel with plant owner National Power Corporation (NPC) of the Philippines to remove one set of coolers from service for cleaning during every planned maintenance shutdown.

Kazakhstan resets site visit for upgrade at 100-MW Shardarinskaya

10/16/2012

Hydro operator JSC Shardarinskaya HPP has rescheduled the site visit date for bidders to replace and upgrade equipment at the 100-MW Shardarinskaya hydroelectric project in southern Kazakhstan.

U.S. to seek submersible cable at 980-MW McNary

10/10/2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids to supply submersible cable for 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

Industry days set for transformers, generators at 1,312-MW Glen Canyon

10/08/2012

The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled industry days for contractors interested in replacing generator step-up transformers and generators at 1,312-MW Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River.

Kazakhstan seeks equipment upgrade at 100-MW Shardarinskaya

10/03/2012

Hydro operator JSC Shardarinskaya HPP seeks bids to replace and upgrade equipment at the 100-MW Shardarinskaya hydroelectric project in southern Kazakhstan.

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).

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