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Boguchanskaya Hydropower Plant

Fifth turbine on line at RusHydro's 3,000-MW Boguchanskaya hydroelectric plant


The fifth turbine unit at JSC RusHydro's 3,000-MW Boguchanskaya hydroelectric plant has been commissioned and put into commercial operation, the Russian utility announced today.

Vancouver Island

Canada utility seeks intake gates for 47-MW Ladore, 67.5-MW Strathcona hydro projects


Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to supply intake gates to the 47-MW Ladore hydroelectric project with an option to supply gates to the 67.5-MW Strathcona project on the Campbell River in British Columbia.

Kariba Hydropower Project

China Exim invests in Kariba hydropower project upgrades


The Export-Import Bank of China has lent Zimbabwe US$319 million to help pay for an expansion of the 750-MW Kariba hydroelectric project.

Proactive Repair of the Helms Pumped-Storage Plant


Hearing about the catastrophic failure of a similar plant in Austria prompted Pacific Gas and Electric Company to proactively repair all three units at its 1,212-MW Helms Pumped Storage facility. This work, completed in 2012, will avoid a potentially serious accident that posed significant employee safety concerns and would have cost millions of dollars.

U.S. seeks barrier screens, stoplogs for 980-MW McNary Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply vertical barrier screen mesh panels for 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

McNary Dam

Corps awards seal assemblies contract for McNary Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$60,300 contract to Seals Unlimited Inc. to supply stoplog seal assemblies for the 980-MW McNary Dam.

U.S. extends bidding to refurbish turbine-generators at 135-MW Center Hill Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to refurbish turbine-generators at 135-MW Center Hill Dam in Tennessee.

SKF Seals

SKF announces new range of seals for hydropower plants


Global manufacturer SKF has introduced a new range of custom machined sealing products engineered exclusively for hydropower plants.

Indonesia seeks construction of dams, powerhouse for 1,040-MW Upper Cisokan pumped-storage


Indonesia utility PT PLN Persero invites applications for pre-qualification to construct upper and lower dams, waterways, powerhouse, and switchyard of the 1,040-MW Upper Cisokan pumped-storage hydroelectric project.

Abingdon Meadow Hydropower Project

Group receives planning approval for River Thames small hydro proposal


Councilors from the Vale of White Horse District Council have given planning approval for a small hydropower project on the River Thames.

Alstom Tidal Turbine

Alstom tidal turbine reaches milestone at European Marine Energy Centre


An Alstom tidal device installed at Scotland's European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has reached a significant milestone having now supplied 100 MWh of electricity into the grid.

Mount Coffee

Voith receives order for Mount Coffee hydropower project rehabilitation


Voith has received an order to modernize Francis turbines and deliver new generators, control technology, and electrical and mechanical power plant equipment for Liberia's Mount Coffee hydropower project.

Alstom / Daido Partnership

Alstom, Daido announce hydro project thrust bearing manufacturing partnership


Alstom has signed an agreement with Daido Metal for the supply of thrust bearing pad coatings, the hydro technology manufacturer announced.

U.S. sets site visit for turbine repairs at 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a site visit for a pending solicitation to repair a turbine in the Second Powerhouse of 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam in Oregon and Washington.

U.S. to seek maintenance bulkheads for construction at Olmsted Dam on Ohio River


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to fabricate auxiliary maintenance bulkheads at Olmsted Dam on the Ohio River in Kentucky.

Turab Headquarters

Hydro turbine manufacturer Turab celebrates expansion


Hydro turbine manufacturer Turab celebrated an expansion to its headquarters with a number of guests from around the globe, the Swedish company reported.

OPT PowerBuoy

OPT, Mitsui sign manufacturing and distribution deal for wave energy system


Wave energy developer Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. have signed an agreement in the development and commercialization of OPT's "PowerBuoy" generating technology.

Canada's BC Hydro seeks diving services throughout British Columbia


Canadian utility BC Hydro invites applications for pre-qualification to provide commercial diving services to the hydropower utility at locations throughout British Columbia.

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