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Wave energy company Tocardo signs deal with global law firm

07/02/2013

Hydrokinetic turbine manufacturer Tocardo has entered into a strategic business partnership with international law firm Clifford Chance, giving Tocardo access to specialist legal and administrative support for tidal energy projects worldwide.

Developing Integrity Confidence in an Aging Turbine Fleet

07/01/2013

By Annette Karstensen and Robert Dillon
Hydro Tasmania has introduced integrity assessments of critical turbine components. These assessments help the utility improve its understanding of potential risks within the turbine portfolio.

New Hydro

07/01/2013

Malaysia looking to increase hydroelectric power capacity with rehab, new projects

06/28/2013

Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has identified five sites that will help the Malaysian utility raise its hydroelectric power capacity from its current 1,900 MW to more than 3,000 MW by 2020, the company told Asian news sources.

French utility seeks bids to refurbish penstock at 445-MW Pouget hydro project

06/27/2013

Electricite de France (EDF) seeks bids to refurbish and repair a penstock at the 445-MW Pouget hydroelectric project on the Tarn River in France's Aveyron Department.

Pakistan's 22-MW Jabban hydropower plant nears completion

06/26/2013

Members from Pakistan and France were on hand at a ceremony inaugurating the 22-MW Jabban hydroelectric plant after a seven-year rehabilitation project was completed earlier this week.

U.S. seeks firms to machine mechanical components for 115-MW Ozark hydro project

06/24/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform final machining of mechanical components for the 115-MW Ozark hydroelectric project on the Arkansas River in Arkansas.

Italy hydro operator seeks turbine-generators for 2.6-MW Fontanamora

06/20/2013

Italian hydropower utility Edison S.p.A. seeks bids to supply two turbine-generators and other equipment for the 2.6-MW Fontanamora hydroelectric project to be built in Bagolino, Italy.

Bids due to refurbish mechanical components of 2,078-MW Hoover Dam

06/19/2013

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

Corps awards contract for work at 525-MW Libby hydroelectric project

06/19/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$34,800 contract to Warren Environmental Equipment Inc. for work at the 525-MW Libby hydropower project on the Kootenai River in Montana.

U.S. extends bid date to refurbish penstock gates at 120-MW Parker

06/18/2013

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

Toshiba wins award for Laos' Nam Ou 5 hydropower project

06/14/2013

Toshiba Hydro Power Co., Ltd. (THPC), a subsidiary of global technology conglomerate Toshiba Corporation, has been awarded a contract to supply three 80 MW hydro turbines for the Nam Ou 5 hydroelectric plant in Laos.

Ukraine seeks turbine-generator repairs, control upgrade for 444-MW Kaniv hydro project

06/14/2013

PJSC UkrHydroEnergo seeks bids for turbine-generator repairs and control upgrade at the 444-MW Kaniv hydroelectric project on Ukraine's Dnieper River.

Trelleborg wins parts supply award for Grand Coulee hydropower project rehab

06/13/2013

Parts and technology manufacturer Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has been awarded a contract to supply materials for the Bureau of Reclamation's Grand Coulee Powerhouse III refurbishment project.

Sticky Wickets: Coatings Mitigate Butterfly Valve Leakage at Cushman No. 2

06/12/2013

Over time, water flowing through the three penstocks at the 90-MW Cushman No. 2 powerhouse resulted in pits and eroded areas on the butterfly valves used to shut off water supply to the turbines.

Optimizing Multi-Unit Powerhouses: Method to Compute Unit Selection and Load Sharing

06/12/2013

Testing has shown the efficacy of a multi-objective algorithm for optimization of powerhouses with multiple units. This article also presents a comparison of results from the algorithm to actual operational data from the Grand Coulee facility.

Lucid Energy honored for environmental sustainability

06/12/2013

Renewable power developer Lucid Energy has been recognized by Sustainia for its LucidPipe Power System.

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.

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