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

Turkey utility seeks civil works, electro-mechanical equipment for 409.4-MW Pervari Dam hydro project

09/20/2013

A unit of Turkish hydro developer Enerjisa seeks bids to provide civil works and hydro-mechanical works as well as electro-mechanical equipment for the 409.4-MW Pervari Dam hydroelectric project on Turkey's Botan River.

Albania seeks dam safety studies, gates, stoplogs for Drin River hydroelectric projects

09/18/2013

Albania's Korporata Elektroenergjetike Shqiptare (KESH) seeks dam safety studies for the Drin River cascade of hydroelectric projects as well as spillway gates and stoplogs rehabilitation for the 500-MW Fierza, 600-MW Komani, and the 250-MW Vau i Dejes projects on the Drin.

U.S. calls conference on turbine wicket gate seals work at 49-MW Lost Creek Dam

09/16/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a pre-solicitation conference to obtain contractor information about plans to replace turbine wicket gate seals at 49-MW Lost Creek Dam on Oregon's Rogue River.

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Hydrohrom wins small hydro upgrade contract for 132-kW Bruree project

09/16/2013

Hydrohrom s.r.o. of Czech Republic has been awarded a US$241,660 contract by small hydro operator Bruree Hydro to replace turbine generators at the 132-kW Bruree hydropower plant on the Limerick River.

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Oiles America showcasing bushings, bearings at HydroVision Brasil 2013

09/16/2013

Oiles America Corporation, a world leader in self-lubricating bearings and bushings, is inviting all HydroVision Brasil 2013 attendees to attend a special Exhibitor Showcase that will take place during the conference and exhibition.

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Alstom, ScottishRenewable Power sign MOU for tidal energy project

09/16/2013

Alstom will provide tidal power devices for an installation in the Sound of Islay, per a memorandum of understanding signed with ScottishPower Renewables this past week.

U.S. seeks turbine runner replacement at 80-MW Denison Dam

09/13/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to replace two turbine runners at the 80-MW Denison Dam hydroelectric project in Texas.

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Hydroelectric power industry members urged to support hydro in POWER-GEN Projects of the Year voting

09/13/2013

Two hydropower plants are in the running for Projects of the Year honors which will be announced later this year during the POWER-GEN International conference and exhibition.

Hydraulic engineering sought for dams, water resources projects in U.S. Northwest

09/12/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest in providing hydrology and hydraulic engineering services for dams and other water resources projects in the Pacific Northwest.

U.S. seeks firms to repair radial gates at 13.5-MW Nimbus Dam

09/12/2013

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on firms able to repair radial gates and perform other refurbishment at 13.5-MW Nimbus Dam on California's American River.

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First hydro turbine at 3,750-MW Jirau now in operation

09/11/2013

The first turbine generator unit at Brazil's 3,750-MW Jirau hydropower plant is now in commercial operation.

U.S. seeks rehab of thrust bearing shoes, thrust runners for 2,160-MW John Day Dam

09/11/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to refurbish thrust bearing shoes and thrust runners for generating units at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

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Voith announces name change for Swedish branch

09/09/2013

Swedish hydroelectric technology group VG Power AB will now operate under the name Voith Hydro AB, effective immediately, in an effort to capitalize on Voith's established brand.

U.S. seeks firms for operation, maintenance of new spillway at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam

09/05/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform operation and maintenance of a new auxiliary spillway being constructed at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam on California's American River.

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Gabon's 160-MW Grand Poubara hydroelectric plant enters full operation

09/05/2013

Four hydro turbines at the Gabonese Republic's 160-MW Grand Poubara hydroelectric plant are now in operation, following the completion of a 72-hour trial run this week.

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ERC approves SNAP-Benguet's 125.8-MW Binga hydropower project upgrades

09/03/2013

The Philippines' Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has granted a certificate of compliance to SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet for the operation of all four turbine units at the 125.8-MW Binga hydropower plant.

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Tapping the Power of Low-Velocity Tidal Currents

09/01/2013

By David Appleyard
A novel tidal power generation device has moved a step closer to commercialization with the development of a simulator to support sea trials, currently under way in Ireland’s Strangford Lough. Developers of this technology hope it will become a substantial part of the new energy mix by the end of the decade.

A System to Optimize Plant Production

09/01/2013

By Marcelo Marcel Cordova, Fernando Antonio Camargo Ribas, Vitor Luiz de Matos and Fabio Renato Martins
A new method is being tested at the Ita plant in Brazil to provide long-term production optimization of hydropower plants, using setpoints provided by the independent system operator.

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