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U.S. seeks comments on hydro turbine replacement plan for 980-MW McNary Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks comments from contractors on its plan for up to 14 hydro turbine replacements at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

PPL Montana completes expansion of Rainbow hydropower project


PPL Montana has completed a US$209 million expansion of its Rainbow Dam hydroelectric plant, ending a three-and-a-half year construction project and ensuring its productivity for decades to come.

Spain water company seeks micro-hydro turbines for canal sites


Spanish water system operator Canal de Isabel II Gestion S.A. seeks bids to supply, operate, and maintain micro-hydro turbines at four installations on the Canal de Isabel in Spain.

Voith signs deal to outfit Angola's Cambambe 2 hydropower project


Voith Hydro has been selected to equip Angola's new Cambambe 2 hydroelectric project, the company's office in Heidenheim, Germany, has announced.

Puget Sound Energy's Snoqualmie Falls hydropower project reopens after overhaul


One of the Pacific Northwest's oldest power plants, the historic Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project, is once again producing electricity for local homes and businesses following a three-year overhaul.

First Energy chooses lignum vitae turbine bearings for Luray plant


Lignum-Vitae North America has been awarded a contract to supply a turbine bearing for FirstEnergy’s 1.6-MW Luray plant.

Corps extends query for proposed hydro turbine-generator rehab work


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for information from firms capable of providing emergency rehabilitation or replacement of hydroelectric turbines, generators, and pump motors in the Corps' Northwestern Region.

Cooper Roller Bearings offers new line of turbine bearings


Cooper Roller Bearings has released a new line of turbine bearings that the company says are 23% to 135% longer-lasting than other split roller bearings on the market.

Rehab work continues at Russia's Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower project


Russian utility JSC RusHydro has commissioned another unit at its Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric plant, adding 640 MW to the project's installed capacity.

Thrust bearing cooling coils sought by U.S. for 525-MW Libby Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply 12 thrust bearing cooling coils for 525-MW Libby Dam on the Kootenai River in Montana.

Alstom wins bid to outfit Brazil's Cachoeira Caldeirao hydropower plant


Energias do Brazil has selected Alstom Renewable Power to supply all electromechanical equipment for its 220-MW Cachoeira Caldeirao hydropower project.

Morocco seeks construction of 45-MW M'dez, 125-MW El Menzel hydropower projects


Morocco's electric utility invites applications for pre-qualification for turnkey construction of the 45-MW M'dez and 125-MW El Menzel hydropower projects on Morocco's Sebou River.

Marine energy technology company Minesto makes Sweden's "33 List"


Marine energy technology developer Minesto has been recognized as one of Sweden's hottest young technology companies.

Niger seeks supervision of hydropower equipment for 125-MW Kandadji Dam


The government of Niger invites expressions of interest to supervise installation of hydropower equipment for 125-MW Kandadji Dam on the Niger River.

Belgium utility seeks turbine-generator replacements at 9.15-MW Andenne hydro project


Belgium utility EDF Luminus nv seeks bids for replacement of two turbine-generator units at the 9.15-MW Andenne hydroelectric project on Belgium's Meuse River.

Group seeks investors for Osney Lock micro hydro project


Efforts to raise funds for a 49 kW micro hydro plant in Oxford have netted more than US$195,000 since shares in the project were first offered earlier this week, though developer West Oxford Community Renewables (WOCoRe) said there is still work to be done.

Voith to upgrade Rheinkratwerk Albbruck-Dogern hydropower project


The Rheinkraftwerk Albbruck-Dogern hydroelectric project will soon receive a multi-million dollar modernization from Voith, according to a release from the company's Heidenheim headquarters.

Firms sought for rapid-response work on dams, infrastructure in eastern U.S.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small businesses able to provide rapid-response services to repair and rehabilitate dams, reservoirs, and flood and hurricane protection projects in the eastern United States.

Siemens cuts ribbon at U.K.'s first tidal power assembly plant


Global engineering and manufacturing giant Siemens has opened the United Kingdom's first tidal power assembly and production plant, which will be used to build turbine units for deployment in Wales and Scotland.

Emagineered Solutions seeks international partners for gravity dam repair system


Emagineered Solutions, Inc. is looking for qualified international partners to serve as licensed distributors of its CYLutions concrete gravity dam waterstop repair system.

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