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    First units in operation at RusHydro's Ust-Srednekanskaya hydroelectric project


    The first two generating units at RusHydro's 570-MW Ust-Srednekanskaya hydropower plant have been put into operation, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    BC Hydro seeks crane upgrades for 1,000-MW expansion of Mica hydro project


    Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids for maintenance and upgrades to two overhead gantry cranes needed for a 1,000-MW expansion of the 1,085-MW Mica hydroelectric project on the Columbia River in British Columbia.

    Two marine energy projects coming to Chile


    Funding provided by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will help fund the development of two marine energy pilot programs off Chile's southern coast.

    Papua New Guinea seeks hydro project upgrades under grid program


    Papua New Guinea's Independent Public Business Corp. invites expressions of interest from consultants including hydropower engineers to carry out six subprojects, including hydropower project upgrades, under the Port Moresby Grid Development Project.

    U.S. again extends bidding to replace switchgear, electrical equipment at 428-MW Hungry Horse Dam


    The Bureau of Reclamation again extended the deadline for bids to replace switchgear and related electrical equipment at the 428-MW Hungry Horse hydroelectric project in Montana.

    WAPA awards contract for transformer at 1,312-MW Glen Canyon hydroelectric plant


    Yellowstone Electric Co. has won a US$1 million contract to supply a transformer for the 1,312-MW Glen Canyon hydroelectric plant on the Colorado River.

    Government shutdown cancels U.S. conference on endangered species studies for Northwest hydro system


    As a result of a federal government shutdown, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has canceled a pre-proposal conference on a proposed solicitation for biological studies in the Pacific Northwest involving endangered species in the federal hydroelectric system.

    Endesa, ABB centralizing control of 17 Chilean hydropower projects


    Endesa is implementing an ABB system that will allow it to monitor and control 17 hydropower plants from its headquarters in Santiago, the Chilean utility company said.

    India's 840-MW Ratle hydropower plant to be outfitted with Alstom turbine units


    Alstom has received a contract worth about US$136 million from GVK Power and Infrastructure Ltd. to provide equipment for the 850-MW Ratle hydropower project in India.

    Brazilian hydropower technology manufacturer Voith celebrates awards


    Voith Hydro's Brazilian branch was recently recognized for a pair of honors, the global hydropower technology conglomerate has announced.

    U.S. seeks machining of mechanical components for 115-MW Ozark hydro project


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform final machining of mechanical components for the 115-MW Ozark hydroelectric project on the Arkansas River in Arkansas.

    Mexico seeks comments on tender to build 244-MW Chicoasen 2 hydro project


    Mexican utility Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) seeks comments from prospective bidders on a proposed solicitation to construct the 244-MW Chicoasen 2 hydroelectric project on Mexico's Grijalva River.

    Knight Construction wins award for Fall Creek Dam gate rehabilitation


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$2.1 million contract to Knight Construction & Supply Co. for tainter gate rehabilitation at the Fall Creek Dam in Oregon.

    Four hydropower projects honored during HydroVision Brasil 2013


    The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines congratulate the winners in the 2013 Hydro Projects of the Year awards program, presented this past week during HydroVision Brasil in Sao Paulo.

    Abide International wins award for New Hogan Dam gate retrofitting


    Abide International has won a US$6.7 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to retrofit spillway gates at New Hogan Dam on the Calaveras River in central California.

    Alstom, GDF Suez teaming up for tidal energy proposal


    Engineering company Alstom and French utility GDF Suez will work together in developing a proposal for a tidal energy research project in France, per an agreement signed in Paris earlier this week.

    TransAlta selects Lignum Vitae for Horseshoe hydropower plant bearings


    Lignum Vitae North America has been awarded a contract to provide a water-lubricated thrust bearing for the 14-MW Horseshoe hydropower plant in Alberta.

    U.S. to seek gantry crane refurbishment at 1,780-MW Dalles Dam


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids to refurbish a 35-ton tailrace gantry crane at 1,780-MW Dalles Dam on the Columbia River.

    Switzerland's SBB AG awards contract for small hydropower plant overhaul


    Gebruder Meier of Switzerland has won a contract worth US$1.61 million to overhaul two generator units at the 7.6-MW Massaboden small hydropower plant.

    Faulty bolts shut down Canada's Wuskwatim hydroelectric project


    Faulty bolts discovered during a routine inspection of Manitoba Hydro's 200-MW Wuskwatim hydropower project have forced the operator to temporarily shut down three turbine units.

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