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

Corps seeks hydropower electrical-mechanical engineering in eastern U.S.

07/21/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites applications for pre-qualification to perform electrical and mechanical architect-engineer services for hydropower and other projects in the Corps' Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.

China's State Grid to construct longest transmission line in Brazil as part of Belo Monte hydroelectric project

07/21/2015

China's State Grid has been awarded a contract to build and operate a second transmission line as part of Brazil's massive Belo Monte hydroelectric power complex.

Canada utility extends call for excitation at 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

07/20/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to design, manufacture and deliver seven static excitation systems and seven static excitation transformers for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project.

Andritz wins rewind, cavitation repair contract for 810-MW Lower Monumental hydro plant

07/20/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $12,973,090 contract to Andritz Hydro for generator rewinds and turbine cavitation repairs at the 810-MW Lower Monumental hydroelectric plant in Washington.

Bidding further extended for arc flash mitigation at 25.5-MW Minidoka, 176.5-MW Palisades U.S. hydro projects

07/15/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation further extended bidding to provide arc flash mitigation at the 25.5-MW Minidoka and 176.564-MW Palisades hydroelectric projects in Idaho.

IGTC adds new category to forums: Hydraulic Turbines

07/14/2015

Hydraulic Turbines is the latest addition to the complement of online power plant technical forums by the International Generator Technical Community (IGTC). 

U.S. extends call for relays, switchgear for 21.5-MW St. Marys Falls hydro project

07/14/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to replace protective relays and switchgear/motor control assemblies at the 21.5-MW St. Marys Falls hydro project on the St. Marys River at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

U.S. plans call for generator excitation at 494-MW Big Bend hydro project

07/08/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids to replace generator excitation systems on eight units of the 494.3-MW Big Bend hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

U.S. sets meeting on generator overhauls at 4,215-MW Grand Coulee Dam Third Power Plant

07/07/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled an industry day to update vendors on the upcoming overhaul and uprate of generating units G19-21 at the 4,215-MW Grand Coulee Dam Third Power Plant. 

U.S. again extends bidding for arc flash mitigation at 25.5-MW Minidoka, 176.5-MW Palisades hydro projects

07/02/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation again extended bidding to provide arc flash mitigation at the 25.5-MW Minidoka and 176.564-MW Palisades hydroelectric projects in Idaho. 

U.S. extends call to replace generator windings at 402-MW Dworshak hydro project

07/02/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to replace generator windings of the Unit 3 turbine-generator at the 402-MW Dworshak Dam hydroelectric project in Idaho. 

Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plant's capacity upped with completion of new transmission line

06/25/2015

A new high-voltage transmission line has allowed Russian generator RusHydro to increase the maximum output capacity of the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower project.

U.S. extends bidding for arc flash mitigation at 25.5-MW Minidoka, 176.5-MW Palisades hydro projects

06/25/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation has extended bidding to provide arc flash mitigation at the 25.5-MW Minidoka and 176.564-MW Palisades hydroelectric projects in Idaho. 

Afghans seek procurement adviser for rehabilitation of 100-MW Naghlu hydro project

06/15/2015

Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) invites applications from consultants to serve as international procurement adviser for rehabilitation of the 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric project on Afghanistan's Kabul River.

U.S. seeks arc flash mitigation for 25.5-MW Minidoka, 176.5-MW Palisades hydro projects

06/05/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to provide arc flash mitigation at the 25.5-MW Minidoka and 176.564-MW Palisades hydroelectric projects in Idaho. 

Nicaragua seeks equipment for rehab of two 50-MW hydro projects

06/02/2015

Nicaragua utility Empresa Nicaraguense de Electricidad (Enel) seeks bids to supply plant equipment for rehabilitation of the 50-MW Centroamerica and 50-MW Carlos Fonseca hydroelectric projects on Nicaragua's Viejo River.

EDF developing tidal site

GE providing power conversion system for Paimpol-Brehat tidal energy array

05/28/2015

GE Power Conversion is supplying the electrical conversion system to be installed for a tidal energy array near Paimpol-Brehat, France, later this year.

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Kyrgyzstan seeks electrical components, instrumentation to refurbish 1,200-MW Toktogul hydro project

05/26/2015

Kyrgyzstan utility Electric Power Plants (EPP) again seeks bids to replace electrical components, auxiliaries, and instrumentation as part of refurbishment of the 1,200-MW Toktogul hydroelectric project on Kyrgyzstan's Naryn River.

Trinity Hydropower Project

U.S. seeks intake refurbishment, extends call for generator rewinds at 140-MW Trinity hydro project

05/20/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids for intake mechanical equipment refurbishing and gate shaft refurbishing at the 140-MW Trinity hydroelectric project on the Trinity River in California.

Tarbela Hydropower Project

Pakistan seeks power swing control for 3,480-MW Tarbela Dam, electrical equipment for 1,410-MW Tarbela 4

05/20/2015

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply compressors for controlling a power swing phenomenon of turbines at the 3,480-MW Tarbela Dam hydroelectric project on the Indus River.

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