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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Developing a Quantitative Method for Assessing Plant Conditions


The authors have developed a quantitative rating process and standardized methodology for determining the condition of a hydropower plant by assessing parts, components, units and overall plants.

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U.S. seeks bearing heat exchanger plates for 980-MW McNary Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply thrust bearing heat exchanger replacement plates for 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

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Corps seeks bids for hydro turbine-generator rehab work in Northwest


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for emergency rehabilitation or replacement of hydroelectric turbines, generators, and pump motors in the Corps' Northwestern Region.

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Litostroj completes work at 49.9-MW Kwoiek Creek hydro plant


Machinery manufacturer Litostroj Hydro Inc. has put four turbine generator groups into operation at British Columbia's 49.9-MW Kowiek Creek hydroelectric plant.

Expansions of Holtwood hydropower project complete


PPL Holtwood has completed work on a 125-MW powerhouse at the Holtwood hydropower plant, the company announced earlier this week.

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Alstom wins contract for Iveland 2 hydropower plant expansion


Alstom Hydro has been awarded a contract worth US$24.4 million by Agder Energi for upgrades to the Iveland 2 hydropower plant.

McNary Dam

Corps seeks spare draft tube stoplogs for 980-MW McNary Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply spare draft tube stoplogs for 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

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Rehab of Costa Rica's 7-MW Tacares micro hydro plant complete


STE Energy subsidiary Sorgent.e has completed renovations to the 7-kW Tacares hydropower plant in Costa Rica's Alajuela province, the company has announced.

Stockton Dam

U.S. seeks bulkhead refurbishment at 45.2-MW Stockton hydro project


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to refurbish a steel bulkhead at the 45.2-MW Stockton hydroelectric project in Missouri's Sac River system.

One injured during fires at Reclamation's Grand Coulee hydropower project


A fire inside the John W. Keys III Pump Generating Plant at Grand Coulee Dam has hospitalized one worker and caused another to be treated for smoke inhalation, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said.

Lower Monumental Dam

U.S. seeks bridge crane equipment replacement at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to replace wheel and axle assemblies of a 600-ton powerhouse bridge crane at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam in Washington.

Lassach Hydropower Project

Austria railway seeks hydro turbine overhauls at Lassach hydro project


Austrian railway company Oesterreichische Bundesbahnen (OBB) seeks bids for hydro turbine overhauls at its Lassach hydroelectric project on Austria's Mallnitzbach Stream.

Bobrowice 1 Hydropower Plant

Gajek Engineering wins contract for Bobrowice 1 micro hydro plant rehab


Polish utility Tauron Ekoenergia sp. z.o.o. has awarded a US$7.6 million contract to Gajek Engineering sp. z.o.o. for the refurbishment of the 2.422-MW Bobrowice 1 micro hydro project.

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French town seeks installation of Roche Corbiere micro-hydro project


The town of Saint-Etienne seeks bids for installation of the Roche Corbiere micro-hydro project at a pressure break in the municipality of Rochetaillee, France.

Bonneville Dam

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


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

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China's Xiangjiaba hydropower plant awarded Project of the Year honors


China's 6,400-MW Xiangjiaba hydropower plant has been recognized by the editors of Power Engineering Magazine and RenewableEnergyWorld.com as the 2013 Hydro Project of the Year during the recent POWER-GEN International conference and exhibition held in Orlando.

Leaving a legacy


As an amateur historian, I enjoy collecting random history facts that I can pull from the recesses of my memory at the perfect moment to insert into any discussion. Recently, hydropower fulfilled my daily quota of historical knowledge.

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Power Machines wins Nizhne-Bureyskaya hydro turbine supply contract


Russian equipment manufacturer Power Machines OJSC has signed a contract to supply four hydro turbine units for the Nizhne-Bureyskaya hydroelectric plant in the eastern Amur region.

U.S. seeks firms to replace cooling water system at 84-MW St. Stephen hydro project


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to replace a cooling water system at the 84-MW St. Stephen hydroelectric project at St. Stephen, S.C.

Denison Dam

U.S. extends bid date for turbine runner replacement at 80-MW Denison Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to replace two turbine runners at the 80-MW Denison Dam hydroelectric project in Texas.

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