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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Latest Turbines & Mechanical Components News

U.S. resets site visit for turbine runner replacement at 80-MW Denison Dam

10/10/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has rescheduled a site visit for bidders to replace two turbine runners at the 80-MW Denison Dam hydroelectric project in Texas.

U.S. seeks firms to supply draft tube bulkheads for 980-MW McNary Dam

10/09/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small firms capable of supplying draft tube bulkheads for 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

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Voith supplies hydro turbines for three European projects

10/09/2013

Voith has completed work at a pair of Austrian hydroelectric projects and received an order for another in Norway, the international manufacturer announced.

Green Peter Dam

Knight Construction wins contract for gate rehab at Green Peter hydropower plant

10/08/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$3.5 million contract to Knight Construction & Supply Inc. for tainter gate rehabilitation at the 80-MW Green Peter hydropower project in Oregon.

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Work progresses on NYPA's Lewiston pumped-storage project modernizations

10/08/2013

Upgrades to the first of 12 pump-turbines at the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant's 240-MW Lewiston Pump-Generation Plant (LPGP) were completed earlier this week, the New York Power Authority has announced.

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First units in operation at RusHydro's Ust-Srednekanskaya hydroelectric project

10/07/2013

The first two generating units at RusHydro's 570-MW Ust-Srednekanskaya hydropower plant have been put into operation, HydroWorld.com has learned.

BC Hydro seeks crane upgrades for 1,000-MW expansion of Mica hydro project

10/07/2013

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids for maintenance and upgrades to two overhead gantry cranes needed for a 1,000-MW expansion of the 1,085-MW Mica hydroelectric project on the Columbia River in British Columbia.

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India's 840-MW Ratle hydropower plant to be outfitted with Alstom turbine units

10/03/2013

Alstom has received a contract worth about US$136 million from GVK Power and Infrastructure Ltd. to provide equipment for the 850-MW Ratle hydropower project in India.

U.S. seeks machining of mechanical components for 115-MW Ozark hydro project

10/02/2013

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

Mexico seeks comments on tender to build 244-MW Chicoasen 2 hydro project

10/02/2013

Mexican utility Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) seeks comments from prospective bidders on a proposed solicitation to construct the 244-MW Chicoasen 2 hydroelectric project on Mexico's Grijalva River.

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Knight Construction wins award for Fall Creek Dam gate rehabilitation

10/02/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$2.1 million contract to Knight Construction & Supply Co. for tainter gate rehabilitation at the Fall Creek Dam in Oregon.

New Hogan Dam

Abide International wins award for New Hogan Dam gate retrofitting

10/01/2013

Abide International has won a US$6.7 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to retrofit spillway gates at New Hogan Dam on the Calaveras River in central California.

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TransAlta selects Lignum Vitae for Horseshoe hydropower plant bearings

09/27/2013

Lignum Vitae North America has been awarded a contract to provide a water-lubricated thrust bearing for the 14-MW Horseshoe hydropower plant in Alberta.

U.S. to seek gantry crane refurbishment at 1,780-MW Dalles Dam

09/27/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids to refurbish a 35-ton tailrace gantry crane at 1,780-MW Dalles Dam on the Columbia River.

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Switzerland's SBB AG awards contract for small hydropower plant overhaul

09/27/2013

Gebruder Meier of Switzerland has won a contract worth US$1.61 million to overhaul two generator units at the 7.6-MW Massaboden small hydropower plant.

Wuskwatim Hydropower Project

Faulty bolts shut down Canada's Wuskwatim hydroelectric project

09/26/2013

Faulty bolts discovered during a routine inspection of Manitoba Hydro's 200-MW Wuskwatim hydropower project have forced the operator to temporarily shut down three turbine units.

Parker Dam

Moltz Construction wins gate refurbishment contract for Parker hydropower project

09/26/2013

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a US$2.2 million contract to Moltz Constructors Inc. to pain penstock gates and refurbish fixed-wheel gate assemblies at the 120-MW Parker hydroelectric plant on the Colorado River.

Kingsbury names new managing director for European operation

09/26/2013

Industrial manufacturer Kingsbury Inc. has announced the appointment of Dr. Morched Medhioub as managing director of its European arm, Kingsbury GmbH.

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Knight Construction wins contract for Prosser Creek Dam gate rehabilitations

09/24/2013

Knight Construction & Supply Inc. has won a contract worth US$2.1 million from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to refurbish gates at Prosser Creek Dam in California.

Indonesia bids to refurbish hollow jet valve at 187-MW Juanda Dam

09/24/2013

Indonesia's Directorate General of Water Resources seeks bids to refurbish a hollow jet valve at 187-MW Juanda Dam on the Citarum River in West Java, Indonesia.

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