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


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


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


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


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


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


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

EdM selects consortium for hydropower plant rehab projects


A contract signed by state-owned power company Electricidade de Mozambique (EdM) and a French consortium will allow for the repair of the Mavuzi and Chicamba hydropower plants.

Zambia seeks EPC contractor for 750-MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydro development project


Zambia Electricity Supply Corp. (ZESCO) invites applications for pre-qualification to construct the 750-MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydroelectric development project on an engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) basis.

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.

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