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Toshiba wins award for Laos' Nam Ou 5 hydropower project


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


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


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


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


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


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

ANEEL authorizes Santo Antonio's 13th hydro turbine


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


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


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


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


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


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.

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