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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Lassach Hydropower Project

Austria railway seeks hydro turbine overhauls at Lassach hydro project

11/20/2013

Austrian railway company Oesterreichische Bundesbahnen (OBB) seeks bids for hydro turbine overhauls at its Lassach hydroelectric project on Austria's Mallnitzbach Stream.

Bobrowice 1 Hydropower Plant

Gajek Engineering wins contract for Bobrowice 1 micro hydro plant rehab

11/19/2013

Polish utility Tauron Ekoenergia sp. z.o.o. has awarded a US$7.6 million contract to Gajek Engineering sp. z.o.o. for the refurbishment of the 2.422-MW Bobrowice 1 micro hydro project.

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French town seeks installation of Roche Corbiere micro-hydro project

11/19/2013

The town of Saint-Etienne seeks bids for installation of the Roche Corbiere micro-hydro project at a pressure break in the municipality of Rochetaillee, France.

Bonneville Dam

U.S. extends bidding for hydro turbine repairs at 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam

11/19/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to repair a hydro turbine in the Second Powerhouse of 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam in Oregon and Washington.

Xiangjiaba Turbine Unit

China's Xiangjiaba hydropower plant awarded Project of the Year honors

11/18/2013

China's 6,400-MW Xiangjiaba hydropower plant has been recognized by the editors of Power Engineering Magazine and RenewableEnergyWorld.com as the 2013 Hydro Project of the Year during the recent POWER-GEN International conference and exhibition held in Orlando.

Leaving a legacy

11/15/2013

As an amateur historian, I enjoy collecting random history facts that I can pull from the recesses of my memory at the perfect moment to insert into any discussion. Recently, hydropower fulfilled my daily quota of historical knowledge.

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Power Machines wins Nizhne-Bureyskaya hydro turbine supply contract

11/14/2013

Russian equipment manufacturer Power Machines OJSC has signed a contract to supply four hydro turbine units for the Nizhne-Bureyskaya hydroelectric plant in the eastern Amur region.

U.S. seeks firms to replace cooling water system at 84-MW St. Stephen hydro project

11/13/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to replace a cooling water system at the 84-MW St. Stephen hydroelectric project at St. Stephen, S.C.

Denison Dam

U.S. extends bid date for turbine runner replacement at 80-MW Denison Dam

11/12/2013

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

Bonneville Dam

U.S. seeks bids for hydro turbine repairs at 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam

11/12/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to repair a hydro turbine in the Second Powerhouse of 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam in Oregon and Washington.

Boguchanskaya Hydropower Plant

Fifth turbine on line at RusHydro's 3,000-MW Boguchanskaya hydroelectric plant

11/11/2013

The fifth turbine unit at JSC RusHydro's 3,000-MW Boguchanskaya hydroelectric plant has been commissioned and put into commercial operation, the Russian utility announced today.

Vancouver Island

Canada utility seeks intake gates for 47-MW Ladore, 67.5-MW Strathcona hydro projects

11/11/2013

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to supply intake gates to the 47-MW Ladore hydroelectric project with an option to supply gates to the 67.5-MW Strathcona project on the Campbell River in British Columbia.

Kariba Hydropower Project

China Exim invests in Kariba hydropower project upgrades

11/11/2013

The Export-Import Bank of China has lent Zimbabwe US$319 million to help pay for an expansion of the 750-MW Kariba hydroelectric project.

Proactive Repair of the Helms Pumped-Storage Plant

11/07/2013

Hearing about the catastrophic failure of a similar plant in Austria prompted Pacific Gas and Electric Company to proactively repair all three units at its 1,212-MW Helms Pumped Storage facility. This work, completed in 2012, will avoid a potentially serious accident that posed significant employee safety concerns and would have cost millions of dollars.

U.S. seeks barrier screens, stoplogs for 980-MW McNary Dam

11/06/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply vertical barrier screen mesh panels for 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

McNary Dam

Corps awards seal assemblies contract for McNary Dam

11/05/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$60,300 contract to Seals Unlimited Inc. to supply stoplog seal assemblies for the 980-MW McNary Dam.

U.S. extends bidding to refurbish turbine-generators at 135-MW Center Hill Dam

11/05/2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to refurbish turbine-generators at 135-MW Center Hill Dam in Tennessee.

SKF Seals

SKF announces new range of seals for hydropower plants

11/04/2013

Global manufacturer SKF has introduced a new range of custom machined sealing products engineered exclusively for hydropower plants.

Indonesia seeks construction of dams, powerhouse for 1,040-MW Upper Cisokan pumped-storage

11/01/2013

Indonesia utility PT PLN Persero invites applications for pre-qualification to construct upper and lower dams, waterways, powerhouse, and switchyard of the 1,040-MW Upper Cisokan pumped-storage hydroelectric project.

Abingdon Meadow Hydropower Project

Group receives planning approval for River Thames small hydro proposal

10/31/2013

Councilors from the Vale of White Horse District Council have given planning approval for a small hydropower project on the River Thames.

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