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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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Turboatom completes work at Kakohvka hydropower plant


Rehabilitation and upgrade work at the Ukraine's Kakhovka hydropower plant is now complete, according to hydroelectric equipment manufacturer Turboatom.

Lucid Energy receives NSF certification for in-conduit hydro turbines


Renewable power developer Lucid Energy has received NSF certification for its in-conduit hydro turbine systems, the company announced.

Voith Hydro signs deal to modernize four Norwegian hydropower projects


Voith Hydro has signed a US$12.9 million deal with Norwegian power provider Statkraft to modernize six turbines at four hydroelectric projects.

Paraguay seeks electro-mechanical equipment for 206-MW Yguazu hydroelectric project


Paraguay utility Administracion Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE) seeks bids to supply electro-mechanical equipment for the 206-MW Yguazu hydroelectric project in Paraguay.

China seeks bids to equip 90-MW Tugutang hydropower plant, ship lock


Hunan Xiangjiang Navigation Construction & Development Corp. seeks bids to supply turbine-generators and other equipment for the powerhouse, ship lock, and dam sluices of the 90-MW Tugutang hydroelectric project on the Xiang River in China's Hunan Province.

Lignum Vitae signs contracts to provide bearings for two hydroelectric projects


Parts manufacturer Lignum Vitae North America has been awarded contracts to provide its water lubricated bearings for two hydroelectric projects, the Virginia-based company has announced.

U.S. extends bidding to refurbish gates at California's Prosser Creek Dam


The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids to refurbish gates at Prosser Creek Dam in California.

Tidal Technologies Drive Commercialization in the UK


By Tildy Bayar
Tidal technologies in the UK are closer to commercialization than wave technologies because of the similarities of tidal unit designs between companies. Together, tidal and wave resources offer the potential to generate up to 20% of the UK's electricity needs.

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Using Radar to Improve Level Measurement at the Machadinho Plant


Measurements of the level of water in the reservoir behind Machadinho Dam have been problematic since the hydropower plant for which it impounds water began operating in 2002.

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Wave energy developer Scotrenewables receives new ABB loan


International power and technology group ABB has announced a new US$12 million investment in hydrokinetic energy developer Scotrenewables Tidal Power, HydroWorld.com has learned.

RusHydro, Voith partnering for new hydro turbine manufacturing venture


JSC RusHydro has signed an agreement with Voith Hydro, creating a new hydro turbine manufacturing joint venture to be called VolgaHydro LLC.

TES VSETIN, Nord Hydro partnering for micro hydro development


Czech hydro turbine manufacturer TES VSETIN and Russian power company Nord Hydro have signed an agreement of cooperation for the renovation and construction of a number of small hydroelectric projects.

Afghanistan seeks management of hydro turbine installation at 33-MW Kajaki Dam


Afghanistan's national power utility invites expressions of interest from construction management firms to manage installation of a hydro turbine at 33-MW Kajaki Dam.

NAES wins contract for hydro turbine installation


NAES Power Contractors has been selected to provide labor and supervision for the installation of three 5.3 MW hydro turbines for Alaska's Blue Lake hydroelectric plant expansion.

FERC reports three hydropower units commissioned in January


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reports two hydro project expansions and a newly exempted project were placed in service in January.

Sauer Compressors ideal for hydropower project use, company says


Sauer Compressors offers a range of compressor models that have a number of applications at hydropower projects.

MCT's SeaGen tidal turbines to begin onshore testing at Narec


The United Kingdom's National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) will soon serve as the test site for a hydrokinetic turbine developed by Siemens-owned Marine Current Turbines.

Power Machines readies first hydro turbines, other equipment for Argentina's Punta Negra


Hydropower project parts manufacturer Power Machines OJSC has completed equipment for the first unit of Argentina's Punta Negra hydroelectric plant.

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