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U.S. seeks spillway gates rehabilitation at 34.5-MW Hills Creek hydro project

07/31/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to rehabilitate three spillway gates at the 34.5 MW Hills Creek Dam hydro project, on the Middle Fork of the Willamette River in Oregon. 

AHC to supply US$78 million in equipment to Nigerian 700-MW Zungeru hydroelectric project

07/30/2015

Alstom Hydro China (AHC) was awarded a contract worth about US$78 million by China National Electric Engineering Co., Ltd. to provide electro-mechanical equipment and technical services for the US$1.3 billion 700-MW Zungeru hydroelectric project on the middle and upper reaches of the Kaduna River near Zungeru, Niger, Nigeria.  

OPT deploys marine hydrokinetic device off New Jersey coast

07/28/2015

Ocean Power Technologies Inc. (OPT) announced today it has successfully deployed its PB40 PowerBuoy off the coast of New Jersey about 30 nautical miles southeast of New York City Harbor. Costs of the program are not immediately available, but the operational buoy will provide the company with key performance data to accelerate ongoing product commercialization and technology development efforts.  

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Manitoba Hydro extends call for head cover, hoist frame work at 250-MW Kelsey hydro project

07/28/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to perform head cover repairs and hoist frame modifications at the 250-MW Kelsey hydroelectric project on the Nelson River in Manitoba.

Uprating of the Czech Republic's 325 MW Pump Turbine Power station Dlouhé Stráneˇ

07/27/2015

With a rated output of 325 MW, Europe's largest pump turbines were installed at Dlouhé Stráně in the Czech Republic in 1996.

Corps awards contract for fixed cone valve for West Virginia's Summersville Dam

07/23/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract worth $875,000 to Integrated 8(A) Solutions Inc. to supply a fixed cone valve for the Summersville Dam in West Virginia.

U.S. seeks tainter gates replacement at Illinois' Dresden Island Dam

07/23/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply as many as four replacement tainter gates for Dresden Island Lock and Dam on the Illinois River.

Pakistan seeks supervision of turbine-generator refurbishment at 1,000-MW Mangla hydro project

07/23/2015

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) invites expressions of interest from consultants for supervision of upgrade and refurbishment of six turbine-generators of the 1,000-MW Mangla Dam hydroelectric project. 

U.S. seeks spillway gate rehab at Oregon's Blue River Dam

07/22/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to rehabilitate spillway gates at the Corps' Blue River Dam on the Blue River, a tributary to the McKenzie River in Oregon. 

Manitoba Hydro seeks head cover repairs, hoist frame work at 250-MW Kelsey hydro project

07/20/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to perform head cover repairs and hoist frame modifications at the 250-MW Kelsey hydroelectric project on the Nelson River in Manitoba.

Norte Energia awards supply contracts for Brazil's 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydroelectric plant

07/15/2015

Brazil's Norte Energia has awarded a pair of contracts for the supply of mechanical equipment to be provided for Brazil's massive 11,200-MW Belo Monte hydroelectric complex.

Russian manufacturer ships last turbine for Turkey's 140-MW Kygy hydroelectric plant

07/14/2015

Power Machines has completed and shipped the third and last 46.6 MW turbine unit for Turkey's 140-MW Kygy hydroelectric power plant, the Russian equipment manufacturer announced earlier this month.

U.S. again extends call for HVAC upgrades at 402-MW Dworshak hydro project

07/14/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again extended the deadline for bids to upgrade the heating-ventilation-air conditioning system at the 402-MW Dworshak Dam hydroelectric project in Idaho. 

NYPA reaches milestone in small hydropower plant overhauls

07/14/2015

The New York Power Authority has reached the halfway point in its multi-year overhauls of the Crescent, Vischer Ferry and Askohan small hydroelectric facilities.

Schottel Hydro receives MeyGen tidal turbine parts contract

07/09/2015

German marine propulsion manufacturer Schottel Hydro has received a contract from Lockheed Martin to deliver variable pitch hubs for tidal turbines to be installed at Scotland's MeyGen project.

Czech utility awards contract for turbine overhaul at Lipno hydropower plant

07/07/2015

Czech utility CEZ has awarded a US$3.4 million contract to CKD Blansko Engineering Inc. to provide mechanical overhauls of turbine-generator TG1 at the 120-MW Lipno 1 hydropower project.

U.S. extends call for HVAC upgrades at 402-MW Dworshak hydro project

07/07/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to upgrade the heating-ventilation-air conditioning system at the 402-MW Dworshak Dam hydroelectric project in Idaho.

U.S. extends bidding for turbine, pump overhaul at 12-MW Chandler hydro plant

07/06/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids to overhaul a turbine and pump at the 12-MW Chandler hydropower plant, part of the Yakima hydroelectric project on the Yakima River in Washington. 

U.S. seeks gates replacement at 80-MW Denison Dam hydro project

07/06/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to replace a flood gate and an emergency gate at the 80-MW Denison Dam hydroelectric project in Texas.

U.S. Department of Commerce official Chandra Brown joins HydroVision keynote lineup

07/02/2015

Organizers of the world's largest hydroelectric power event are pleased to announce the addition of Chandra Brown, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Manufacturing with the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration, as a keynote speaker at the upcoming HydroVision International 2015 conference and exhibition.

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