Turbines & Mechanical Components

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Commissioning of turbines at Brazil's 3,750-MW Jirau nearing halfway point

02/27/2015

Nearly half of the 50 turbine units at Brazil's 3,750-MW Jirau hydropower project have been commissioned, according to a report released this week by operator GDF Suez SA of France.

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Tidal energy turbine manufacturer Tocardo acquires Swanturbines

02/26/2015

Hydrokinetic technology developer Tocardo Tidal Turbines has reached an agreement to acquire Swanturbines Intellectual Property, the Dutch company announced this week.

Revelstoke Hydropower Project

Canada utility seeks turbine welding for three hydro projects

02/25/2015

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to perform turbine welding at three hydroelectric projects in British Columbia.

World Bank releases Alstom from debarment

02/25/2015

The World Bank Group has removed Alstom SA from debarment after the bank's Integrity Compliance Office determined the company fulfilled conditions for its release.

German marine hydrokinetics subsidiary appoints new Managing Director, tests new SIT

02/23/2015

Earlier this February, Schottel Group appointed Niels Alexander Lange, 36, as managing director for its subsidiary, Schottel Hydro GmbH. Schottel Group is headquartered in Spay, Germany, and Schottel Hydro focuses on developing marine hydrokinetic power generation systems.  

U.S. extends bidding again for gate maintenance at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam

02/19/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers further extended the deadline for bids to perform spillway gate lifecycle maintenance at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington.

Vietnam developer seeks bids to equip, construct 17-MW Ban Ang hydro project

02/13/2015

Vietnam hydropower developer Nam Mo & Nam Non Hydropower Joint Stock Co. seeks bids to supply turbine-generators and other equipment and to complete construction of the 17-MW Ban Ang hydroelectric project in Vietnam.

U.S. Reclamation seeks firms for engineering support for hydro projects, infrastructure

02/12/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on firms able to provide civil, mechanical and electrical engineering professional services to support work at hydroelectric plants and other infrastructure throughout the Reclamation system.

U.S. seeks HVAC upgrades for 402-MW Dworshak hydro project

02/11/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to upgrade the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system at the 402-MW Dworshak Dam hydroelectric project in Idaho.

Andritz, GE receive contract for 320-MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project

02/10/2015

A consortium that includes General Electric and Andritz Hydro has been selected by developer Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay PLC (TLSB) as the preferred bidder for the supply of electromechanical equipment for the proposed 320-MW Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon in Wales.

U.S. extends bidding for turbine cavitation repair at 58-MW Clarence Cannon Dam

02/06/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids for turbine cavitation repair at the 58-MW Clarence Cannon Dam hydroelectric project in northeast Missouri.

Andritz wins contract for Nuble hydropower plant equipment

02/03/2015

The Andritz Group has received a contract from Hidroelectrica Nuble to supply electro and hydro-mechanical equipment for the 136-MW Nuble hydropower project in Chile.

U.S. again extends call for spillway gate maintenance at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam

02/03/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again extended the deadline for bids to perform spillway gate lifecycle maintenance at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington.

RG&E receives Treasury Department grant for Station 5 hydropower plant upgrades

01/30/2015

A grant from the U.S. Treasury Department will help Rochester Gas & Electric make efficiency improvements at the company's 46-MW Station 5 hydropower plant on New York's Genesee River.

JICA to provide funding for 168-MW Baluchaung 2 hydropower plant upgrades

01/29/2015

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has agreed to provide US$67 million to Myanmar's Electric Power Corporation to help replace machinery at Myanmar's 168-MW Baluchaung 2 hydropower plant.

India state seeks trash rake for 111-MW Sawra Kuddu hydro project

01/29/2015

India's Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd. (HPPC) seeks bids to supply a trashrack cleaning machine for the 111-MW Sawra Kuddu hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh State.

Hydroelectric power returns to Scotland's historic Blair Castle

01/28/2015

A hydropower plant located at Blair Castle in Scotland's Highland Perthshire is generating electricity after sitting idle for more than five decades, following restoration of 100-year old equipment.

U.S. seeks turbine cavitation repair at 58-MW Clarence Cannon Dam

01/27/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for turbine cavitation repair at the 58-MW Clarence Cannon Dam hydroelectric project in northeast Missouri.

Canada utility extends call for crane, hoist services at B.C. hydropower projects

01/26/2015

Canadian utility BC Hydro has extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to perform services to cranes and hoists at hydroelectric projects throughout the utility's system in British Columbia.

Canada utility seeks crane inspection, repair for Manitoba hydro projects

01/23/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for crane and hoist inspection and repair services for its hydroelectric projects in Manitoba.

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