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O&M bidding extended again by U.S. for 14-MW Philpott hydro project


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers further extended the deadline for bids from small businesses to provide operation and maintenance of the Corps' 14-MW Philpott hydroelectric project in Virginia.

U.S. seeks turbine bearing refurbishment at 110-MW Detroit Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for turbine guide bearing refurbishment at the 110-MW Detroit Dam hydroelectric plant on Oregon's North Santiam River.

RenewableUK expands membership to include tidal lagoon power


RenewableUK, a London-based trade association representing the wind and marine power industries, has announced that it is expanding its membership to include companies involved in tidal lagoon energy.

Hydraulic modeling consultants NHC, LaSalle announce merger


Northwest Hydraulic Consultants Ltd. has announced a merger acquisition of the LaSalle Consulting Group, forming the new "Lasalle|NHC".

NHA recognizes outstanding hydroelectric power industry achievements


The National Hydropower Association has recognized six companies through its Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters awards program for positive contributions attributed to their hydroelectric projects.

U.S. again extends bidding for operation and maintenance of 14-MW Philpott hydro project


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again extended the deadline for bids from small businesses to provide operation and maintenance of the Corps' 14-MW Philpott hydroelectric project in Virginia.

Corps awards contract for Bonneville Dam hydro turbine guide bearings


American Babbitt Bearing Inc. has been awarded a contract worth US$479,000 to supply hydro turbine guide bearings for the First Powerhouse at Bonneville Dam.

Corps Little Rock District sets 2014 industry day for hydro, other work


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District has scheduled an industry day for fiscal year 2014 to talk with contractors about plans for its facilities, including water resources and hydropower projects.

Pakistan seeks valves to refurbish 243-MW Warsak hydro project


Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply valves as part of work to rehabilitate the 243-MW Warsak hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Kabul River.

Alstom fielding purchase offers from General Electric, Siemens


Both General Electric (GE) and Siemens are interested in taking over Alstom SA’s power business, but details -- reported by sources including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Forbes -- of the two proposed transactions have not been released.

DOE unveils ambitious plan for long-term hydroelectric power development


The U.S. Department of Energy today unveiled a plan ultimately designed to dramatically increase American hydroelectric capacity in the coming decades.

Alstom’s hydro business set for change at the helm


News that two of the world’s biggest energy engineering firms – GE and Siemens – are apparently looking to launch rival bids to take over Alstom’s power business is set to present significant repercussions for the hydropower business. 

Orion Energy Centre completes first commercial project


Orion Energy Centre (OEC) has recently completed a project for one of its first commercial customers, Boston-based Resolute Marine Energy, Inc. (RME), has learned.

Alstom Grid wins transformer award for 93-MW Lavey hydropower project


Alstom Grid AG has been awarded a US$2.6 million contract to supply a transformer as part of an expansion of the Lavey hydroelectric plant on Switzerland's Bois-Noir River.

Dimensionally Homogeneous Form of the Chezy and Manning Equations


Chezy and Manning equations, the foundation of our present science of open channel hydraulics, are not dimensionally homogeneous. The author presents a new derivation of these equations that reveals the constituent parts of these coefficients, allowing for calculation of more accurate values.

U.S. seeks firms for rewind, cavitation repair at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform generator rewinds and turbine cavitation repairs at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

New control system on line at 6.8-GW Grand Coulee hydropower plant


A new control system implemented by communications technology company Real-Time Innovations is now operational at the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee hydroelectric plant.

French waterways agency seeks refurbishment of Plancher-Bas Dam


France's navigable waterways agency, Voies Navigables de France (VNF), seeks bids for rehabilitation of Plancher-Bas Dam on the Rahin River in France's Haute-Saone Department.

FERC sets conferences on critical infrastructure, system reliability


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued an agenda and discussion topics for a technical conference April 29 on Critical Infrastructure Protection issues.

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