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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Latest Turbines & Mechanical Components News

Misicuni Hydroelectric Project

Bolivia seeks turbine-generators for 80-MW Misicuni hydro project

12/19/2013

Bolivia utility Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) seeks bids for turbine-generators and other equipment for the 80-MW Misicuni hydroelectric project on Bolivia's Misicuni River.

Olmsted Dam

U.S. seeks firms for rehab of locks at Olmsted Dam on Ohio River

12/19/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform major lock rehabilitation at Olmsted Dam on the Ohio River in Kentucky.

Corps Northwestern Division

Corps extends bidding for hydro turbine-generator rehab work in Northwest

12/17/2013

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

Kyiv Hydropower Project

Ukraine seeks lenders engineer for hydro program, turbine-generator rehab at 225-MW Kyiv, 651-MW Dnipro 1

12/17/2013

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invites expressions of interest to serve as lenders engineer to oversee rehabilitation of major hydroelectric projects in the Ukraine.

Bonneville Hydropower Project

Corps awards contract for Bonneville hydro turbine repairs

12/16/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer has awarded a US$670,641 contract to Precision Machine and Supply Inc. to repair a hydro turbine in the Bonneville hydropower plant's Second Powerhouse.

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French utility seeks hydraulic oil systems for 100 hydropower plants

12/13/2013

Electricite de France (EDF) seeks bids to supply and install hydraulic oil stations and related equipment to 100 hydropower plants throughout France.

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RWE receives funds for two Michigan small hydropower plants

12/12/2013

Renewable World Energies LLC (RWE) has completed a US$2.3 million debt through a new investment arrangement with the Geo Investors Renewable Infrastructure Fund, the Wisconsin-based small hydroelectric power plant owner and operator has announced.

McNary Dam

U.S. seeks intake gate anodes for 980-MW McNary Dam

12/10/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply 380 anodes for main unit intake gates at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

Developing a Quantitative Method for Assessing Plant Conditions

12/09/2013

The authors have developed a quantitative rating process and standardized methodology for determining the condition of a hydropower plant by assessing parts, components, units and overall plants.

McNary Dam

U.S. seeks bearing heat exchanger plates for 980-MW McNary Dam

12/04/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply thrust bearing heat exchanger replacement plates for 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

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Corps seeks bids for hydro turbine-generator rehab work in Northwest

12/03/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for emergency rehabilitation or replacement of hydroelectric turbines, generators, and pump motors in the Corps' Northwestern Region.

Litostroj Pelton Turbine

Litostroj completes work at 49.9-MW Kwoiek Creek hydro plant

12/03/2013

Machinery manufacturer Litostroj Hydro Inc. has put four turbine generator groups into operation at British Columbia's 49.9-MW Kowiek Creek hydroelectric plant.

Expansions of Holtwood hydropower project complete

12/03/2013

PPL Holtwood has completed work on a 125-MW powerhouse at the Holtwood hydropower plant, the company announced earlier this week.

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Alstom wins contract for Iveland 2 hydropower plant expansion

11/27/2013

Alstom Hydro has been awarded a contract worth US$24.4 million by Agder Energi for upgrades to the Iveland 2 hydropower plant.

McNary Dam

Corps seeks spare draft tube stoplogs for 980-MW McNary Dam

11/25/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply spare draft tube stoplogs for 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

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Rehab of Costa Rica's 7-MW Tacares micro hydro plant complete

11/21/2013

STE Energy subsidiary Sorgent.e has completed renovations to the 7-kW Tacares hydropower plant in Costa Rica's Alajuela province, the company has announced.

Stockton Dam

U.S. seeks bulkhead refurbishment at 45.2-MW Stockton hydro project

11/21/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to refurbish a steel bulkhead at the 45.2-MW Stockton hydroelectric project in Missouri's Sac River system.

One injured during fires at Reclamation's Grand Coulee hydropower project

11/20/2013

A fire inside the John W. Keys III Pump Generating Plant at Grand Coulee Dam has hospitalized one worker and caused another to be treated for smoke inhalation, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said.

Lower Monumental Dam

U.S. seeks bridge crane equipment replacement at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam

11/20/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to replace wheel and axle assemblies of a 600-ton powerhouse bridge crane at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam in Washington.

Lassach Hydropower Project

Austria railway seeks hydro turbine overhauls at Lassach hydro project

11/20/2013

Austrian railway company Oesterreichische Bundesbahnen (OBB) seeks bids for hydro turbine overhauls at its Lassach hydroelectric project on Austria's Mallnitzbach Stream.

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