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Small hydro comes to England's Blenheim Palace


England's Blenheim Palace is taking a cue from Windsor Castle in embracing small hydro power.

U.S. seeks spillway gates retrofit at California's New Hogan Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from small businesses to retrofit spillway gates at New Hogan Dam on the Calaveras River in central California.

Lignum Vitae supplies bearings for 575-MW Conowingo hydropower project


Lignum Vitae North America has been awarded a contract to supply a water-lubricated main guide bearing for the 574.54-MW Conowingo hydropower project in Maryland.

U.S. seeks bids for tainter gate rehab at Fall Creek Dam, 80-MW Green Peter Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from small businesses for tainter gate rehab at Fall Creek Dam and 80-MW Green Peter Dam in Oregon.

Voith to supply equipment for Turkey's 636-MW Upper Kelekoy


Voith Hydro has received an order worth about US$40 million to supply equipment for the 636-MW Upper Kelekoy hydropower project on Turkey's Murat River.

Voith wins contract for Colombian small hydro projects


Voith Hydro has signed a contract to supply machinery and equipment for two small hydropower projects in Colombia's northwestern Antioquia department.

Visits set for tainter gate rehab at Fall Creek Dam, 80-MW Green Peter Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled site visits for prospective bidders to perform tainter gate rehab at Fall Creek Dam and 80-MW Green Peter Dam in Oregon.

Alstom tidal turbine reaches production milestone


An Alstom tidal turbine has reached its full nominal output capacity of 1 MW after a series of gradual increases in power, the company said.

Alstom sells Bilbao mining parts operation to focus on hydroelectric power technology


Alstom has announced it has sold its ring motors operation in Bilbao, Spain, to ABB in order to focus on activities directly related to hydropower projects, the global manufacturing giant said in a statement.

Alstom announces US$260 million in new European, Asian contracts


Alstom has been awarded a number of contracts for projects in Turkey and Albania, the French hydroelectric power equipment manufacturer has announced.

China city seeks electro-mechanical equipment for five small hydro projects


Yichang's small hydropower agency seeks bids to supply electro-mechanical equipment for five small hydroelectric projects in Wufeng and Changyang counties of China's Hubei Province.

U.S. seeks vertical turbine pump replacement at 250-MW Yellowtail Dam


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to supply a vertical turbine pump for the 250-MW Yellowtail Dam hydroelectric project on the Big Horn River in Montana.

India utility seeks modernization of 690-MW Salal hydro project


India's NHPC Ltd. seeks bids for renovation and modernization of the 690-MW Salal hydroelectric project in Jammu & Kashmir State.

Carnegie orders foundation for wave energy demonstration site


Hydrokinetic developer Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd. has ordered offshore foundations for its Perth wave energy project, HydroWorld.com has learned.

First phase of Rio Macho hydropower project modernization complete


Modernizations at Costa Rica's Rio Macho hydroelectric project will be complete by the end of 2015, electric utility Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) said after recently inaugurating the first two of five generating units.

Sticky Wickets: Correcting Trashrack Failure at a Pumped-Storage Plant


After the December 2005 failure of the 450-MW Taum Sauk Pumped-Storage plant, Ameren Missouri personnel discovered portions of the draft tube trashracks from the lower reservoir while cleaning out the tailrace.

Alstom commission's last unit at China's 6,400-MW Xiangjiaba hydropower plant


All four Alstom-producer units at China's 6,400-MW Xiangjiaba hydropower plant are now in commercial operation, the manufacturer has reported.

Chesteron unveils new coating for hydropower project maintenance


Industrial fluid and technology manufacturer A.W. Chesterton has released a new product with use in hydropower project operation and maintenance.

Group makes loan for Vietnam's 1,200-MW Lai Chau hydropower plant


A group of banks has agreed to provide US$689.29 million in financing to the Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN) for the 1,200-MW Lai Chau hydropower plant.

Expansion complete at Germany's largest run-of-river hydropower project


Germany's largest run-of-river hydropower project is now in full operation, following the installation of a new turbine by utility Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG (EnBW).

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