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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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U.S. seeks generator step-up transformers for 1,780-MW Dalles Dam

08/27/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply 19 transformers for 1,780-MW Dalles Dam on the Columbia River.

Canada utility extends switchgear bidding for 180-MW Bridge River 1 hydro project

08/26/2015

Canadian utility BC Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to replace generator switchgear at the 180-MW Bridge River 1 hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

Consultants sought for two-nation Africa grid linked to 18.65-MW Boali 1, 2 hydro projects

08/26/2015

The national utility of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from consultants to support tendering and construction to interconnect the grids of DRC and the Central African Republic (CAR) to the 18.65-MW Boali 1 and 2 hydro projects, themselves candidates for rehabilitation. 

Serbia extends bidding for electrical, mechanical equipment to refurbish seven small hydro projects

08/24/2015

Serbia utility Elektroprivreda Srbije has extended the deadline for bids to supply and install electrical and mechanical equipment for reconstruction of seven small hydroelectric projects totaling 9.98 MW. 

Manitoba Hydro extends call for stator, coil removals at Canada's 1,220-MW Kettle hydro project

08/24/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to remove and dispose of stators and coils from three generating units of the 1,220-MW Kettle hydroelectric project on Manitoba's Nelson River.

Manitoba Hydro seeks stator, coil removals at Canada's 1,220-MW Kettle hydro project

08/12/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to remove and dispose of stators and coils from three generating units of the 1,220-MW Kettle hydroelectric project on Manitoba's Nelson River. 

Reclamation awards contract for Anderson Ranch Dam hydropower plant substation replacement

08/10/2015

Burke Electric LLC has been awarded a $1.59 million contract to replace a station service substation and related equipment at the 27-MW Anderson Ranch Dam hydropower project in Idaho.

Canada utility seeks standby power systems for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

08/07/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for spillway and black start standby power systems for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project in Manitoba. 

EBRD hoping to unlock Central Asia's hydroelectric power with transmission line financing

08/03/2015

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has announced a US$110 million loan to help finance a transmission line that will "help unlock the untapped hydropower potential of Central Asia."

WavePOD MHK prototype receives US$3.1 million in new funding

08/03/2015

According to a press release from Aquamarine Power, the marine hydrokinetic (MHK) Wave Power Offtake Device (WavePOD) 10th-scale prototype, a project run jointly by Aquamarine Power, Bosch Rexroth and Carnegie Wave Energy, has received US$3.1 million in new funding. 

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. 

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