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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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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.

India state seeks bids to refurbish 51-MW Dhalipur, 33.75-MW Dhakrani hydro projects


State utility Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (UJVNL) seeks bids to refurbish the 51-MW Dhalipur and 33.75-MW Dhakrani hydroelectric projects in India's Uttarakhand State.

First units of Ghana's 400-MW Bui hydropower project generating power


The first of three hydro turbines at Ghana's 400-MW Bui hydroelectric plant is not generating power, following a commissioning ceremony earlier this week.

Saab Seaeye opens new Houston office


Hydro technology manufacturer Saab Seaeye has expanded its international presence with the opening of a new office in Houston, the England-based company has announced.

All hydroelectric power professionals invited to special HydroVision International 2012 sneak peek webcast


HydroWorld.com publisher Marla Barnes is issuing an invitation to all members of the hydropower industry to attend a special webcast on Monday, May 17.

U.S. extends comment date on hydro turbine replacement at 980-MW McNary Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for comments from contractors on its plan for up to 14 hydro turbine replacements at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

GE Power Conversion to help supply Indian pumped-storage project


Alstom has selected GE Power Conversion to provide its variable-speed drive technology for a new 1,000 MW pumped-storage hydropower project being constructed on the Bhagirathi River in the state of Uttarakhand.

Equipment Monitoring: Installing a Condition Monitoring System at a Pumped-Storage Plant


Using a newly installed condition monitoring system, the owner of the 485-MW pumped-storage plant at Kinzua Dam has been able to monitor the supervisory parameters and rotor air gaps. This system has allowed the utility to establish a series of baseline characteristics for the three units in each available operating mode.

U.S. seeks comments on hydro turbine replacement plan for 980-MW McNary Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks comments from contractors on its plan for up to 14 hydro turbine replacements at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

PPL Montana completes expansion of Rainbow hydropower project


PPL Montana has completed a US$209 million expansion of its Rainbow Dam hydroelectric plant, ending a three-and-a-half year construction project and ensuring its productivity for decades to come.

Spain water company seeks micro-hydro turbines for canal sites


Spanish water system operator Canal de Isabel II Gestion S.A. seeks bids to supply, operate, and maintain micro-hydro turbines at four installations on the Canal de Isabel in Spain.

Voith signs deal to outfit Angola's Cambambe 2 hydropower project


Voith Hydro has been selected to equip Angola's new Cambambe 2 hydroelectric project, the company's office in Heidenheim, Germany, has announced.

Puget Sound Energy's Snoqualmie Falls hydropower project reopens after overhaul


One of the Pacific Northwest's oldest power plants, the historic Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project, is once again producing electricity for local homes and businesses following a three-year overhaul.

First Energy chooses lignum vitae turbine bearings for Luray plant


Lignum-Vitae North America has been awarded a contract to supply a turbine bearing for FirstEnergy’s 1.6-MW Luray plant.

Corps extends query for proposed hydro turbine-generator rehab work


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for information from firms capable of providing emergency rehabilitation or replacement of hydroelectric turbines, generators, and pump motors in the Corps' Northwestern Region.

Cooper Roller Bearings offers new line of turbine bearings


Cooper Roller Bearings has released a new line of turbine bearings that the company says are 23% to 135% longer-lasting than other split roller bearings on the market.

Rehab work continues at Russia's Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower project


Russian utility JSC RusHydro has commissioned another unit at its Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric plant, adding 640 MW to the project's installed capacity.

Thrust bearing cooling coils sought by U.S. for 525-MW Libby Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply 12 thrust bearing cooling coils for 525-MW Libby Dam on the Kootenai River in Montana.

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