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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Voith consortium to refurbish hydro turbines at Inga 1


Voith has been awarded a US$76 million contract by utility Societe Nationale d'Electricite (SNEL) to rehabilitate two turbine units inside the 350-MW Inga 1 hydro project, the company has announced.

U.K. marine energy developer moving to Isle of Wight


Wave power developer Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has relocated its offices and workshops from London to the north coast on the Isle of Wight, HydroWorld.com has learned.

Swiss seek to refurbish anti-corrosion coatings at 290-MW Fionnay hydro project


Contractor Hydro Exploitation SA seeks bids to refurbish anti-corrosion coatings on metalwork on units of the 290-MW Fionnay hydroelectric project, a development of Switzerland's 2,099-MW Cleuson-Dixence hydroelectric complex.

Hydro technology manufacturer announces new bearings


GGB Bearing Technology is now offering two new metallic bearing materials, the hydro project parts manufacturer has announced.

India's 100-MW Tidong hydel project receives IFC investment


Green energy producer NSL Renewable Power has received US$5 million in financing from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) that will be used in part to fund its 100-MW Tidong hydroelectric project, Indian sources report.

Hydro technology manufacturer IPS names new president, CEO


Hydro technology manufacture Integrated Power Services (IPS) has announced that John Zuleger will become president and CEO of the South Carolina-based company, effective June 10.

Voith commissions pair of turbine units at Ecuador's 42-MW Baba


Two Voith Hydro-produced Kaplan turbine units are now in commercial operation at Ecuador's 42-MW Baba hydropower plant.

U.S. seeks stoplogs for spillway repair work at Harlan County Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to fabricate and install stoplogs for spillway repair work to rehabilitate spillway gates at Harlan County Dam in Nebraska.

Slovenia developer seeks hydro turbine-generators for 41.5-MW Brezice


Slovenia hydropower developer Hidroelektrarne na Spodnji Savi (HESS d.o.o.) seeks bids to supply three hydro turbine-generators and other equipment for the 41.5-MW Brezice hydroelectric project on Slovenia's Sava River.

Bidding expected to refurbish mechanical components of 2,078-MW Hoover Dam


The Bureau of Reclamation announced it expects to seek bids to repair, remanufacture, or replace mechanical components needed to refurbish hydroelectric equipment at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam in Arizona and Nevada.

U.S. seeks bids to refurbish penstock gates at 120-MW Parker


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

Aquamarine Power gets clearance to build 40 MW ocean energy project


Approval from the Scottish government will allow hydrokinetic developer Aquamarine Power to construct what will become the world's largest fully-permitted ocean energy site.

Voith, Alstom manufacturing Latin America's largest rotors for Teles Pires hydroelectric project


Manufacturers Alstom and Voith have begun producing a hydropower rotor for Brazil's 1,850-MW Teles Pires hydroelectric project which, the companies said, will be Latin America's largest rotor when complete.

Rehabilitations coming for Gorge Dam spillway gates


Utility company Seattle City Light has announced its plan to rehabilitate to spillway gates at the Gorge Dam in Newhalem this summer, requiring water levels in Gorge Lake to be lowered for the work.

Gilkes outfits micro hydro project in Scotland


A micro hydro project developed by Gilkes Energy Ltd. and a Scottish family is now producing energy.

EdM selects consortium for hydropower plant rehab projects


A contract signed by state-owned power company Electricidade de Mozambique (EdM) and a French consortium will allow for the repair of the Mavuzi and Chicamba hydropower plants.

Zambia seeks EPC contractor for 750-MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydro development project


Zambia Electricity Supply Corp. (ZESCO) invites applications for pre-qualification to construct the 750-MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydroelectric development project on an engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) basis.

Israeli wave energy company opens subsidiary in China


Israeli hydrokinetic developer Eco Wave Power and the Chinese government have signed an agreement promoting economic trade and collaboration between the two parties.

Corps awards Little Goose Dam fishway repair contract


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$315,212 contract to Skyward Construction Inc. to supply replacement hoists on the north shore fishway entrance at the 810-MW Little Goose hydropower project.

Ireland small hydro operator seeks turbine replacement at 132-kW Bruree


Small hydro operator Bruree Hydro seeks bids to replace turbine-generators of the 132-kW Bruree hydroelectric project on Ireland's Limerick River.

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