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

Hydro technology manufacturer IPS names new president, CEO

05/31/2013

Hydro technology manufacture Integrated Power Services (IPS) has announced that John Zuleger will become president and CEO of the South Carolina-based company, effective June 10.

Voith commissions pair of turbine units at Ecuador's 42-MW Baba

05/29/2013

Two Voith Hydro-produced Kaplan turbine units are now in commercial operation at Ecuador's 42-MW Baba hydropower plant.

U.S. seeks stoplogs for spillway repair work at Harlan County Dam

05/29/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to fabricate and install stoplogs for spillway repair work to rehabilitate spillway gates at Harlan County Dam in Nebraska.

Slovenia developer seeks hydro turbine-generators for 41.5-MW Brezice

05/28/2013

Slovenia hydropower developer Hidroelektrarne na Spodnji Savi (HESS d.o.o.) seeks bids to supply three hydro turbine-generators and other equipment for the 41.5-MW Brezice hydroelectric project on Slovenia's Sava River.

Bidding expected to refurbish mechanical components of 2,078-MW Hoover Dam

05/24/2013

The Bureau of Reclamation announced it expects to seek bids to repair, remanufacture, or replace mechanical components needed to refurbish hydroelectric equipment at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam in Arizona and Nevada.

U.S. seeks bids to refurbish penstock gates at 120-MW Parker

05/23/2013

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids from small businesses to paint penstock gates and refurbish fixed-wheel gate assemblies at 120-MW Parker Dam on the Colorado River.

Aquamarine Power gets clearance to build 40 MW ocean energy project

05/23/2013

Approval from the Scottish government will allow hydrokinetic developer Aquamarine Power to construct what will become the world's largest fully-permitted ocean energy site.

Voith, Alstom manufacturing Latin America's largest rotors for Teles Pires hydroelectric project

05/23/2013

Manufacturers Alstom and Voith have begun producing a hydropower rotor for Brazil's 1,850-MW Teles Pires hydroelectric project which, the companies said, will be Latin America's largest rotor when complete.

Rehabilitations coming for Gorge Dam spillway gates

05/22/2013

Utility company Seattle City Light has announced its plan to rehabilitate to spillway gates at the Gorge Dam in Newhalem this summer, requiring water levels in Gorge Lake to be lowered for the work.

Gilkes outfits micro hydro project in Scotland

05/21/2013

A micro hydro project developed by Gilkes Energy Ltd. and a Scottish family is now producing energy.

EdM selects consortium for hydropower plant rehab projects

05/21/2013

A contract signed by state-owned power company Electricidade de Mozambique (EdM) and a French consortium will allow for the repair of the Mavuzi and Chicamba hydropower plants.

Zambia seeks EPC contractor for 750-MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydro development project

05/17/2013

Zambia Electricity Supply Corp. (ZESCO) invites applications for pre-qualification to construct the 750-MW Kafue Gorge Lower hydroelectric development project on an engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) basis.

Israeli wave energy company opens subsidiary in China

05/17/2013

Israeli hydrokinetic developer Eco Wave Power and the Chinese government have signed an agreement promoting economic trade and collaboration between the two parties.

Corps awards Little Goose Dam fishway repair contract

05/15/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$315,212 contract to Skyward Construction Inc. to supply replacement hoists on the north shore fishway entrance at the 810-MW Little Goose hydropower project.

Ireland small hydro operator seeks turbine replacement at 132-kW Bruree

05/15/2013

Small hydro operator Bruree Hydro seeks bids to replace turbine-generators of the 132-kW Bruree hydroelectric project on Ireland's Limerick River.

India state seeks bids to refurbish 51-MW Dhalipur, 33.75-MW Dhakrani hydro projects

05/13/2013

State utility Uttarakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (UJVNL) seeks bids to refurbish the 51-MW Dhalipur and 33.75-MW Dhakrani hydroelectric projects in India's Uttarakhand State.

First units of Ghana's 400-MW Bui hydropower project generating power

05/10/2013

The first of three hydro turbines at Ghana's 400-MW Bui hydroelectric plant is not generating power, following a commissioning ceremony earlier this week.

Saab Seaeye opens new Houston office

05/06/2013

Hydro technology manufacturer Saab Seaeye has expanded its international presence with the opening of a new office in Houston, the England-based company has announced.

All hydroelectric power professionals invited to special HydroVision International 2012 sneak peek webcast

05/06/2013

HydroWorld.com publisher Marla Barnes is issuing an invitation to all members of the hydropower industry to attend a special webcast on Monday, May 17.

U.S. extends comment date on hydro turbine replacement at 980-MW McNary Dam

05/02/2013

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


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