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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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.

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.

Alstom marine energy turbine produces power


An Alstom tidal turbine has successfully begun producing power at Scotland's European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) test site, the company has announced.

Calculating Water Startup Time for Spiral Cases of Hydraulic Turbines


The author proposes a new method for calculating water startup time in a spiral case of a hydraulic turbine. Water startup is the dynamic parameter used in determining stability of the generating system that the governor in a hydropower plant must be able to control.

Plant Rehabilitation: Overhauling the Third Power Plant at Grand Coulee


Work several years in the making is about to commence at the Third Power Plant of the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee project in Washington. Rehabilitation of all six units, including potential uprating of three of them, will ensure continued reliable operation of this valuable asset and a possible extra 240 MW in generating capacity.

Worthington offers full line of waterway barriers for hydropower projects and dams


Worthington Products offers a number of products designed for dam safety, debris and ice control, fish guidance and other hydropower project applications.

Firms sought to supply, refurbish mechanical components of 2,078-MW Hoover Dam


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

DESA contracts Voith for small hydropower project outfitting


Voith Hydro has won a contract to supply hydro turbines and other parts for the 22-MW Agua Zarca small hydropower project.

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