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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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Latest Turbines & Mechanical Components News

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.

U.S. seeks stoplogs for spillway repair work at Harlan County Dam

05/29/2013

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

05/28/2013

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.

Bidding expected to refurbish mechanical components of 2,078-MW Hoover Dam

05/24/2013

The Bureau of Reclamation announced it expects to seek bids to repair, remanufacture, or replace mechanical components needed to refurbish hydroelectric equipment at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam in Arizona and Nevada.

U.S. seeks bids to refurbish penstock gates at 120-MW Parker

05/23/2013

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids from small businesses to paint penstock gates and refurbish fixed-wheel gate assemblies at 120-MW Parker Dam on the Colorado River.

Aquamarine Power gets clearance to build 40 MW ocean energy project

05/23/2013

Approval from the Scottish government will allow hydrokinetic developer Aquamarine Power to construct what will become the world's largest fully-permitted ocean energy site.

Voith, Alstom manufacturing Latin America's largest rotors for Teles Pires hydroelectric project

05/23/2013

Manufacturers Alstom and Voith have begun producing a hydropower rotor for Brazil's 1,850-MW Teles Pires hydroelectric project which, the companies said, will be Latin America's largest rotor when complete.

Rehabilitations coming for Gorge Dam spillway gates

05/22/2013

Utility company Seattle City Light has announced its plan to rehabilitate to spillway gates at the Gorge Dam in Newhalem this summer, requiring water levels in Gorge Lake to be lowered for the work.

Gilkes outfits micro hydro project in Scotland

05/21/2013

A micro hydro project developed by Gilkes Energy Ltd. and a Scottish family is now producing energy.


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