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U.S. seeks bids for tainter gate rehab at Fall Creek Dam, 80-MW Green Peter Dam

08/07/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from small businesses for tainter gate rehab at Fall Creek Dam and 80-MW Green Peter Dam in Oregon.

Voith to supply equipment for Turkey's 636-MW Upper Kelekoy

08/06/2013

Voith Hydro has received an order worth about US$40 million to supply equipment for the 636-MW Upper Kelekoy hydropower project on Turkey's Murat River.

Voith wins contract for Colombian small hydro projects

08/05/2013

Voith Hydro has signed a contract to supply machinery and equipment for two small hydropower projects in Colombia's northwestern Antioquia department.

Visits set for tainter gate rehab at Fall Creek Dam, 80-MW Green Peter Dam

08/05/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled site visits for prospective bidders to perform tainter gate rehab at Fall Creek Dam and 80-MW Green Peter Dam in Oregon.

Alstom tidal turbine reaches production milestone

07/31/2013

An Alstom tidal turbine has reached its full nominal output capacity of 1 MW after a series of gradual increases in power, the company said.

Alstom sells Bilbao mining parts operation to focus on hydroelectric power technology

07/30/2013

Alstom has announced it has sold its ring motors operation in Bilbao, Spain, to ABB in order to focus on activities directly related to hydropower projects, the global manufacturing giant said in a statement.

Alstom announces US$260 million in new European, Asian contracts

07/29/2013

Alstom has been awarded a number of contracts for projects in Turkey and Albania, the French hydroelectric power equipment manufacturer has announced.

China city seeks electro-mechanical equipment for five small hydro projects

07/29/2013

Yichang's small hydropower agency seeks bids to supply electro-mechanical equipment for five small hydroelectric projects in Wufeng and Changyang counties of China's Hubei Province.

U.S. seeks vertical turbine pump replacement at 250-MW Yellowtail Dam

07/25/2013

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to supply a vertical turbine pump for the 250-MW Yellowtail Dam hydroelectric project on the Big Horn River in Montana.

India utility seeks modernization of 690-MW Salal hydro project

07/24/2013

India's NHPC Ltd. seeks bids for renovation and modernization of the 690-MW Salal hydroelectric project in Jammu & Kashmir State.

Carnegie orders foundation for wave energy demonstration site

07/18/2013

Hydrokinetic developer Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd. has ordered offshore foundations for its Perth wave energy project, HydroWorld.com has learned.

First phase of Rio Macho hydropower project modernization complete

07/16/2013

Modernizations at Costa Rica's Rio Macho hydroelectric project will be complete by the end of 2015, electric utility Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) said after recently inaugurating the first two of five generating units.

Sticky Wickets: Correcting Trashrack Failure at a Pumped-Storage Plant

07/16/2013

After the December 2005 failure of the 450-MW Taum Sauk Pumped-Storage plant, Ameren Missouri personnel discovered portions of the draft tube trashracks from the lower reservoir while cleaning out the tailrace.

Alstom commission's last unit at China's 6,400-MW Xiangjiaba hydropower plant

07/16/2013

All four Alstom-producer units at China's 6,400-MW Xiangjiaba hydropower plant are now in commercial operation, the manufacturer has reported.

Chesteron unveils new coating for hydropower project maintenance

07/15/2013

Industrial fluid and technology manufacturer A.W. Chesterton has released a new product with use in hydropower project operation and maintenance.

Group makes loan for Vietnam's 1,200-MW Lai Chau hydropower plant

07/12/2013

A group of banks has agreed to provide US$689.29 million in financing to the Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN) for the 1,200-MW Lai Chau hydropower plant.

Expansion complete at Germany's largest run-of-river hydropower project

07/11/2013

Germany's largest run-of-river hydropower project is now in full operation, following the installation of a new turbine by utility Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG (EnBW).

Brazil's 19-MW Cavernoso 2 small hydropower project operating at full capacity

07/09/2013

Brazil's 19-MW Cavernoso 2 hydropower project is now running at full capacity following the startup of the plant's last two hydro turbines, operator Compahia Paranaense de Energia (Copel) announced.

Hydro construction firms sought for Uganda's 16-MW Kikagati, 39-MW Nsongezi

07/09/2013

TronderEnergi AS, on behalf of Kikagati Power Co. Ltd., invites expressions of interest from hydro construction firms to develop the 16-MW Kikagati hydroelectric project and possibly the 39-MW Nsongezi hydro project in Uganda.

Corps seeks bids for lamprey passage in fish ladder at 980-MW McNary

07/08/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from small businesses for a prototype lamprey entrance structure in a fish ladder at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.


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