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Corps awards contract for work at 525-MW Libby hydroelectric project

06/19/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$34,800 contract to Warren Environmental Equipment Inc. for work at the 525-MW Libby hydropower project on the Kootenai River in Montana.

U.S. extends bid date to refurbish penstock gates at 120-MW Parker

06/18/2013

The Bureau of Reclamation has 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.

Toshiba wins award for Laos' Nam Ou 5 hydropower project

06/14/2013

Toshiba Hydro Power Co., Ltd. (THPC), a subsidiary of global technology conglomerate Toshiba Corporation, has been awarded a contract to supply three 80 MW hydro turbines for the Nam Ou 5 hydroelectric plant in Laos.

Ukraine seeks turbine-generator repairs, control upgrade for 444-MW Kaniv hydro project

06/14/2013

PJSC UkrHydroEnergo seeks bids for turbine-generator repairs and control upgrade at the 444-MW Kaniv hydroelectric project on Ukraine's Dnieper River.

Trelleborg wins parts supply award for Grand Coulee hydropower project rehab

06/13/2013

Parts and technology manufacturer Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has been awarded a contract to supply materials for the Bureau of Reclamation's Grand Coulee Powerhouse III refurbishment project.

Sticky Wickets: Coatings Mitigate Butterfly Valve Leakage at Cushman No. 2

06/12/2013

Over time, water flowing through the three penstocks at the 90-MW Cushman No. 2 powerhouse resulted in pits and eroded areas on the butterfly valves used to shut off water supply to the turbines.

Optimizing Multi-Unit Powerhouses: Method to Compute Unit Selection and Load Sharing

06/12/2013

Testing has shown the efficacy of a multi-objective algorithm for optimization of powerhouses with multiple units. This article also presents a comparison of results from the algorithm to actual operational data from the Grand Coulee facility.

Lucid Energy honored for environmental sustainability

06/12/2013

Renewable power developer Lucid Energy has been recognized by Sustainia for its LucidPipe Power System.

ANEEL authorizes Santo Antonio's 13th hydro turbine

06/07/2013

Brazil's Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletricqa (ANEEL) has authorized commercial production from the 13th hydro turbine installed at the Santo Antonio project.

U.S. seeks bridge crane inspection at 140-MW Trinity hydro project

06/06/2013

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids from small businesses for inspection of a bridge crane at the 140-MW Trinity hydroelectric project on the Trinity River in California.

Swiss railway seeks generator overhaul at 7.6-MW Massaboden hydro project

06/05/2013

A unit of Swiss federal railway SBB AG seeks bids for generator overhaul of two units of the 7.6-MW Massaboden hydroelectric project on the Rhone River in Switzerland.

California ocean power tech developer begins prototype construction

06/04/2013

Hydrokinetic technology developer Spindrift Energy has begun manufacturing a prototype of its wave power generating unit, the California-based company has announced.

Andritz modernizations increasing output at Ybbs-Persenbeug hydro project

06/04/2013

Austrian energy provider Verbund has awarded Andritz Hydro a contract to modernize the 236-MW Ybbs-Persenbeug hydropower project.

Voith consortium to refurbish hydro turbines at Inga 1

06/04/2013

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

06/03/2013

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

06/03/2013

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

06/03/2013

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

05/31/2013

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

05/31/2013

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

05/29/2013

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


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