Turbines & Mechanical Components

Hydropower turbines are the workhorses of the facility and may need rehabilitation, replacement or cavitation repair. In addition, fish-friendly hydro turbines are being developed and installed.

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Latest Turbines & Mechanical Components News

Replacing a Failed Runner at the Stockton Plant

03/07/2014

Work is under way to replace the single turbine at the 45.2-MW Stockton Power Plant on the Sac River in Missouri. The original unit suffered from blade failure in February 2009 that was attributed to rough operation. The new unit will increase capacity of the facility to 53.5 MW and be commissioned in mid-2014.

Lower Granite Dam

U.S. seeks firms to replace valve in fish pump system at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

03/06/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to replace a currently inaccessible 10-inch valve in the fish pump system of 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

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Pakistan seeks turbine runner, wicket gates for 243-MW Warsak hydro project

03/05/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to rehabilitate a turbine runner and wicket gates of the 243-MW Warsak hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Kabul River.

Lower Monumental Dam

U.S. seeks firms for bridge crane drive control upgrade at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam

03/05/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to upgrade bridge crane VFD drive controls at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam in Washington.

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India's BHEL wins contract for 206-MW Shahpurkandi hydroelectric project

03/05/2014

India's Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has been awarded a contract to outfit the 206-MW Shahpurkandi hydropower project being built in the state of Punjab.

Bramois Hydropower Project

Andritz wins contract for 27-MW Bramois hydropower project rehab

03/03/2014

Andritz Hydro AG has won a US$12.4 million contract to replace turbine generators at the 27-MW Bramois hydropower project in Switzerland.

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California utility awards contract for small hydropower plant equipment

02/27/2014

Manufacturer ORENCO Hydropower has been selected to supply a 320 kW water-to-wire equipment package for the Lincoln Metering and Hydroelectric Station.

Langlee Wave Energy Agreement

Officials sign agreement for Canary Islands wave power development

02/26/2014

Officials from Langlee Wave Power and the Tenerife Island Council have signed an agreement to promote wave energy development off the coast of the Spanish island.

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Andritz wins supply contract for Angola's 2,070-MW Lauca hydropower project

02/26/2014

Global technology group Andritz has been award a contract to supply electromechanical equipment for Angola's 2,070-MW Luaca hydropower plant.

Bratsk Voith Hydro Turbine

Voith Hydro airlifts turbine runner to 4,500-MW Bratsk hydropower plant

02/25/2014

Voith Hydro has delivered the first of six massive runners to the 4,500-MW Bratsk hydroelectric plant, the global manufacturer announced.

Strathcona Hydropower Project

Canada utility seeks air coolers for 67.5-MW Strathcona hydro project

02/25/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to supply 16 air coolers for the 67.5-MW Strathcona hydroelectric project on the Campbell River in British Columbia.

McNary Dam

U.S. seeks firms to repair fish pump at 980-MW McNary Dam

02/24/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of repairing Fishpump 2 at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

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Alstom to supply equipment for Georgia's 178.6 Shaukhevi hydropower project

02/24/2014

An Alstom-led consortium has been awarded a US$41.23 million contract to equip the 178.6-MW Shaukhevi hydropower plant.

Bonneville Dam

U.S. extends bidding for hydro turbine guide bearings at 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam

02/24/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to supply hydro turbine guide bearings for the First Powerhouse of 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam in Oregon and Washington.

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Andino wins turbine contract for 4.19-MW Belfiore small hydro project

02/24/2014

Andino Hydropower Engineering Sarl has been awarded a US$10.3 million contract to supply and install electro-mechanical equipment at the Belfiore small hydropower project.

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Nepal seeks turbine repair, trash rake, auxiliaries for rehab of 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydro project

02/21/2014

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) seeks bids for turbine parts and repair, a trash rake and a powerhouse auxiliary system for the 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydroelectric project on the Kali Gandaki River in western Nepal.

Bull Shoals Hydropower Project

U.S. seeks firms to refurbish, paint tainter gates at 340-MW Bull Shoals Dam

02/19/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to refurbish and paint tainter gates at 340-MW Bull Shoals Dam on Arkansas' White River.

Tarbela Hydropower Plant

WAPDA gives Voith contract for Tarbela 4 hydropower plant expansion

02/14/2014

Voith Hydro of Germany and Voith Hydro Shanghai have been awarded a joint contract to supply electro-mechanical works for Pakistan's 1,410-MW Tarbela 4 hydropower project extension.

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Power Machines completes installation of new hydro turbine at Russia's Rybinskaya

02/13/2014

Unit No. 2 at Russia's 356.4-MW Rybinskaya hydroelectric plant has been replaced, according to a release from equipment manufacturer Power Machines.

Silvretta Reservoir

Voith to outfit two Austrian pumped-storage hydropower projects

02/12/2014

Utility company Vorarlberger Illwerke AG has awarded contracts to Voith Hydro to equip two pumped-storage hydropower projects in Montafon, Austria.

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