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WEST Consultants wins contract for dam and civil structure analysis

11/05/2014

The Corps of Engineers has awarded Oregon-based water resources advisory group WEST Consultants Inc. a US$4.9 million contract for work in its entire Northwest Division.

New DOE grants can apply to small, low-head hydropower turbines

11/04/2014

Among the nine topics and 26 new subtopics announced by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, through its Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer programs, are innovative small, low-head hydropower turbines.

French municipality awards contracts for dam safety work on Meurthe River

11/04/2014

The municipality of Greater Nancy has awarded a US$27,777 contract to Axis Conseils Paugam to and $188,737 contract to Artelia Region for work on dams on the Meurthe River in France.

Russia extends call for system integrator for hydrometeorological modernization

11/04/2014

The Russian Federation has extended the deadline for expressions of interest from consultants to act as system integrator for its second national Hydromet modernization program.

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Chile enters the marine hydrokinetics industry via MERIC

11/03/2014

Chile has selected French engineering company DCNS SA and Italian multinational renewable energy Enel Green Power S.p.A. to build its Marine Energy Research and Innovation Centre (MERIC) as part the International Centre of Excellence (ICE) on marine energy in the country.  

Bidding extended for impeller replacements, stator rewinds at 314-MW Keys Pump-Generating hydro plant

11/03/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids to supply impeller replacements and stator rewinds at the 314-MW John W. Keys III Pump-Generating plant at Grand Coulee Dam.

Alstom to outfit China's 600-MW Hainan Qiongzhong pumped-storage plant

11/03/2014

The Hainan Pumped Storage Power Generation Co. Ltd. awarded a US$71.14 million contract to Alstom to equip China's 600-MW Hainan Qiongzhong pumped-storage hydropower plant.

Alstom, Grenoble institute launch hydraulic machines chair

10/31/2014

Hydro equipment manufacturer Alstom has joined Partnership Foundation Grenoble INP to unite research efforts of academic laboratories in Grenoble and Alstom's global technology center to develop the hydraulic machines of the future.

Magnetek, Precision Crane to modernize cranes at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam

10/31/2014

Magnetek Inc. and Precision Crane & Hoist Services have received a contract from the Bureau of Reclamation to modernize four 300-ton power plant cranes at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam.

Russian hydro utility partners with Siemens in development, equipment venture

10/31/2014

Russian hydropower utility RusHydro has signed a three-year strategic partnership with Siemens LLC Russia to refurbish hydropower and thermal plants, implement renewable energy projects including hydro, and manufacture power generation equipment.

U.S. to seek bridge crane rehabilitation at 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

10/30/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids for mechanical and structural rehabilitation of bridge cranes and a lifting beam at the 320-MW Fort Randall hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

The more things change …

10/30/2014

Here at PennWell’s Hydro Group, we’re a small team. So, as you can imagine, when the team is incomplete, it creates chaos in terms of work flow and productivity. 

India's BHEL to equip 444-MW Vishnugad Pipalkoti hydro project

10/30/2014

THDC India Ltd. has named Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) to supply electro-mechanical equipment for the 444-MW Vishnugad Pipalkoti hydroelectric project on India's Alaknanda River.

Pakistan seeks transformers for switchyard units of 3,480-MW Tarbela hydro project

10/30/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to supply capacitance-coupled voltage transformers (CCVT) for switchyard Units 11-14 of the 3,480-MW Tarbela hydroelectric project on the Indus River.

Maine names Kleinschmidt, ORPC, TRC to inventory hydropower potential

10/30/2014

The Governor's Energy Office has named Kleinschmidt Associates, in partnership with hydrokinetic developer Ocean Renewable Power Co. and engineering firm TRC, to update Maine's inventory of undeveloped hydropower potential.

U.S. eyes labor agreements for hydro turbine work at 603-MW Ice Harbor, 980-MW McNary dams

10/30/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is surveying whether it would be appropriate to use Project Labor Agreements for major hydropower turbine supply or installation at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River or at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

U.S. awards gate fabrication contract for Montgomery Locks and Dam

10/29/2014

Steward Machine Co. Inc. has received a $4 million contract to fabricate replacement gates for the Corps' Montgomery Locks and Dam on the Ohio River near Beaver, Pa.

U.S. seeks firms for gantry crane testing at 43.5-MW Jim Woodruff hydro project

10/28/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to load test two gantry cranes at 43.5-MW Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam on the Florida-Georgia border.

GRDA 130-MW Robert S. Kerr Dam

GRDA celebrates 50 years of hydroelectricity at the 130-MW Robert S. Kerr Dam (Video)

10/28/2014

“Grand indeed,” is what many attendees said while in attendance at the Grand River Dam Authority’s 130-MW Robert S. Kerr Dam at Lake Hudson in Mayes County, north of Locust Grove, Okla. The facility marked its 50th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 25. 

Keith Martin: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

10/27/2014

The Hydro Research Foundation is actively supporting graduate students to conduct research related to conventional and pumped storage hydropower.  These students are funded through the Department of Energy’s Water Power Program and industry partners through a five year US$3.7 million dollar grant.

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