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    Condition Monitoring Can Extend Life of Bearings, Turbines and Plants

    10/22/2013

    By Bethany Duarte
    Monitoring the operating condition of bearings in a hydropower unit is a vitally important component of an overall plant maintenance and reliability program.

    Celebrating the Past, Looking to the Future

    10/22/2013

    A notable anniversary is upon us, for it is 100 years since the Austrian scientist Viktor Kaplan developed his eponymous turbine, having been granted Austrian patent no. 74244 for his design in 1913.

    World Bank seeks studies of up to nine Liberia small hydropower sites

    10/22/2013

    The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform pre-feasibility studies of six to nine small hydropower sites in Liberia.

    Corps to restart, enlarge tender for hydro turbine-generator rehab work

    10/22/2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is restarting and substantially enlarging a solicitation for emergency rehabilitation or replacement of hydroelectric turbines, generators, and pump motors in the Corps' Northwestern Region.

    EnBW, EDF celebrate completion of 148-MW run-of-river hydropower project

    10/22/2013

    More than 200 representatives from Germany and France gathered this past week to mark the completion of the 148-MW Rheinkraftwerk Iffezheim hydropower plant.

    U.S. postpones call for electrical equipment, dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day hydro project

    10/21/2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has delayed plans to seek bids for electrical equipment and for dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

    Scottish Water selects Black & Veatch for hydroelectric power retrofit program

    10/18/2013

    Black & Veatch has been selected by Scottish Water to help develop hydroelectric power generating capabilities at a number of the utility's raw water and treated potable water locations.

    Voith Hydro announces promotion at York office

    10/17/2013

    Voith Hydro has announced that Stan Kocon has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer at its facility in York, effective immediately.

    Nepal seeks design, supervision consultants for rehab of 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydro project

    10/17/2013

    Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) invites expressions of interest from consultants to design and supervise rehabilitation of the 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydroelectric project on the Kali Gandaki River in western Nepal.

    MWH seeks geotechnical engineer for dams, hydro projects in Oregon

    10/17/2013

    International engineer MWH invites applications for a senior geotechnical engineer to work on dams, reservoirs, hydroelectric projects, tunnels, and underground structures for water resources projects.

    RusHydro, Voith elect board for hydro turbine manufacturing joint venture

    10/16/2013

    Hydro turbine manufacturer VolgaHydro LLC elected six members to its board of directors during its first meeting of shareholders earlier this month.

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

    10/16/2013

    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

    10/16/2013

    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

    10/15/2013

    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

    10/15/2013

    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

    10/15/2013

    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

    10/15/2013

    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

    10/15/2013

    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

    10/15/2013

    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.

    Hydro Currents

    10/15/2013

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


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