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    Afghanistan seeks bids to build 500-kW Baharak, 500-kW Topchi small hydro projects


    Afghanistan's electricity authority seeks bids for construction of the 500-kW Baharak and 500-kW Topchi small hydro projects in Afghanistan.

    U.S. seeks stoplog seals for 980-MW McNary Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply stoplog seal assemblies for 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

    Italian province seeks electro-mechanical equipment for 4.19-MW Belfiore hydro project


    Verona's municipal utility seeks bids to supply and install electro-mechanical equipment for the 4.19-MW Belfiore hydroelectric project in Belfiore, Verona Province, Italy.

    Corps awards contract for wire rope, crane work at John Day hydropower plant


    Knight Construction & Supply Inc. has won a US$293,171 contract to replace wire rope and perform load testing for an emergency intake crane at the 2,160-MW John Day hydropower plant.

    Rehabilitating the Francis Units at Chief Joseph


    The refurbishment of 10 Francis turbines at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2,620-MW Chief Joseph hydro project has resulted in turbines operating at the highest level of performance achieved for existing designs.

    Studying the Potential to Add Micro Hydropower in North Carolina


    With more than 3,000 low-head dams devoid of hydroelectric powerhouses, the North Carolina Piedmont was a prime location for a feasibility study determining the realistic potential to add hydropower to the area.

    Replacing a Francis Turbine Blade Damaged by Cavitation


    When years of gross cavitation at the Pointe du Bois station prompted a turbine blade replacement as opposed to a repair, Manitoba Hydro elected to replace the Francis blades in situ to reduce cost.

    New Calibration Equation for the Winter-Kennedy Piezometer System


    A new equation for calibrating data gathered using a Winter-Kennedy piezometer system, tested using data from Unit 4 at the 810-MW Lower Granite project, could provide better correlation of results than traditional methods of calibration.

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    Seattle passes final hurdle for FERC relicense of 1,003-MW Boundary project

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    Reclamation to install systems for control of quagga, zebra mussels

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    First Nation to help study Tazi Twe project

    French agency seeks three micro-hydro plants on Rhone-Rhine canal


    The governing council of France's Haut-Rhin Department seeks bids to supply and install three micro-hydro plants on the Rhone-Rhine canal in France's Alsace Region.

    Costa Rica seeks substation for 305.5-MW Reventazon hydro project


    Costa Rica's electric utility seeks bids to equip and construct a substation for the 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric project in the Siquirres area of Costa Rica's Limon Province.

    Alstom, EVN win honors for 2,400-MW Son La hydroelectric plant


    Alstom Power and Electricity of Viet Nam have won a trio of awards for their work on the 2,400-MW Son La hydropower plant.

    U.S. resets site visit for turbine runner replacement at 80-MW Denison Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has rescheduled a site visit for bidders to replace two turbine runners at the 80-MW Denison Dam hydroelectric project in Texas.

    U.S. seeks firms to supply draft tube bulkheads for 980-MW McNary Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small firms capable of supplying draft tube bulkheads for 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

    NB Power hires group to evaluate future of 672-MW Mactaquac hydropower plant


    Canadian utility NB Power has sought the services of a group of internationally recognized scientists in determining future options for its 672-MW Mactaquac hydropower project.

    Voith supplies hydro turbines for three European projects


    Voith has completed work at a pair of Austrian hydroelectric projects and received an order for another in Norway, the international manufacturer announced.

    Knight Construction wins contract for gate rehab at Green Peter hydropower plant


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$3.5 million contract to Knight Construction & Supply Inc. for tainter gate rehabilitation at the 80-MW Green Peter hydropower project in Oregon.

    Work progresses on NYPA's Lewiston pumped-storage project modernizations


    Upgrades to the first of 12 pump-turbines at the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant's 240-MW Lewiston Pump-Generation Plant (LPGP) were completed earlier this week, the New York Power Authority has announced.

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