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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.

Swiss seek turbine-generator replacements at 27-MW Bramois hydro project

07/05/2013

Contractor Hydro Exploitation SA seeks bids to replace turbine-generators of the 27-MW Bramois hydroelectric project on the Rhone River in Switzerland.

IDB funds upgrade studies for 1,890-MW Salto Grande hydropower plant

07/03/2013

Financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will allow the Comision Tecnica Mixta Salto Grande (CTM) to study areas of potential improvements and modernization at the 1,890-MW Salto Grande hydroelectric plant.

India developer seeks turnkey construction of 66-MW Loktak Downstream hydro project

07/03/2013

India hydro developer Loktak Downstream Hydroelectric Corp. Ltd. (LDHC) invites applications for pre-qualification for turnkey construction of the 66-MW Loktak Downstream hydroelectric project in India's Manipur State.

Sweden town seeks small hydropower unit for Taipale hydro project

07/02/2013

The municipality of Overtornea seeks bids to supply a small hydropower unit to the Taipale hydro project in Sweden.

Hydro technology company's Brazilian branch earns industry honors

07/02/2013

Voith Hydro Brazil has been recognized as the best company in the Brazilian capital goods sector for the second consecutive year, the company announced.

U.S. again extends bidding to refurbish penstock gates at 120-MW Parker

07/02/2013

The Bureau of Reclamation again extended the deadline for bids from small businesses to paint penstock gates and refurbish fixed-wheel gate assemblies at 120-MW Parker Dam on the Colorado River.

Wave energy company Tocardo signs deal with global law firm

07/02/2013

Hydrokinetic turbine manufacturer Tocardo has entered into a strategic business partnership with international law firm Clifford Chance, giving Tocardo access to specialist legal and administrative support for tidal energy projects worldwide.

New Hydro

07/01/2013

Developing Integrity Confidence in an Aging Turbine Fleet

07/01/2013

By Annette Karstensen and Robert Dillon
Hydro Tasmania has introduced integrity assessments of critical turbine components. These assessments help the utility improve its understanding of potential risks within the turbine portfolio.

Malaysia looking to increase hydroelectric power capacity with rehab, new projects

06/28/2013

Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has identified five sites that will help the Malaysian utility raise its hydroelectric power capacity from its current 1,900 MW to more than 3,000 MW by 2020, the company told Asian news sources.

French utility seeks bids to refurbish penstock at 445-MW Pouget hydro project

06/27/2013

Electricite de France (EDF) seeks bids to refurbish and repair a penstock at the 445-MW Pouget hydroelectric project on the Tarn River in France's Aveyron Department.


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