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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Wave energy developer Minesto establishes UK headquarters with Welsh funds

05/20/2015

The Welsh government has awarded US$14.45 million to marine energy developer Minesto as part of its European Regional Development Fund.

Trinity Hydropower Project

U.S. seeks intake refurbishment, extends call for generator rewinds at 140-MW Trinity hydro project

05/20/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids for intake mechanical equipment refurbishing and gate shaft refurbishing at the 140-MW Trinity hydroelectric project on the Trinity River in California.

Balancing Unit Efficiency and Fish Passage

05/19/2015

In a win-win for fish protection and power generation, Grant County Public Utility District recently completed work to install 10 new turbines at its 1,092-MW Wanapum Dam hydroelectric facility.

The Challenge of Manufacturing Bearings for Bonneville's First Powerhouse

05/19/2015

When access to spare parts for the Bonneville First Powerhouse became a critical issue, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ordered two spare bearings. The bearings have been delivered, after a challenging design and manufacturing process.

Bolivia seeks supervision of construction, equipment for 120-MW Misicuni hydro project

05/15/2015

Bolivia utility Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) invites expressions of interest from firms to provide supervision of civil construction and equipment installation to complete the 120-MW Misicuni hydroelectric project.

U.S. seeks crane inspection at 980-MW McNary Dam

05/13/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform crane and crane rail inspection services at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

Manitoba Hydro seeks refurbishment of turbine-generator at 88-MW Pine Falls hydro project

05/13/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for mechanical work to refurbish a turbine-generator at the 88-MW Pine Falls hydroelectric project on the Winnipeg River in Canada's Manitoba Province.

Lucerne utility selects Andritz for Arni small hydropower plant upgrade

05/12/2015

Andritz Hydro AG has won a US$1 million contract to replace the turbine-generator unit of the 2.5-MW Arni hydropower plant in Switzerland.

French engineer seeks replacement turbines for 3.2-MW Mesce hydro project

05/12/2015

Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium seeks bids to supply two replacement turbines for the 3.2-MW Mesce hydroelectric project at Tende in France's Alpes Maritimes Department.

Voith inaugurates small hydro center in Austria

05/12/2015

Global manufacturing conglomerate Voith has inaugurated a new Hydropower Technology Center, marking what the company calls "another milestone for small hydropower."

U.S. sets site visit for generator windings replacement at 402-MW Dworshak hydro project

05/11/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a site visit for firms interested in performing winding replacement of the Unit 3 turbine-generator at the 402-MW Dworshak Dam hydroelectric project in Idaho.

Valves sought for Peru's 798-MW Santiago Antunez de Mayolo, 210-MW Restitucion hydro projects

05/06/2015

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) seeks bids to supply valves and hydraulic controls for rehabilitation of Peru's 798-MW Santiago Antunez de Mayolo and 210-MW Restitucion hydroelectric projects.

U.S. seeks turbine linkage upgrades at 810-MW Lower Granite hydro project

05/06/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to replace internal turbine hub linkage components at the 810-MW Lower Granite Dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River in Washington.

French town offers hydropower concession to rebuild Paicherou Dam

05/05/2015

The town of Carcassone seeks bids for a concession to reconstruct Paicherou Dam and design, finance, construct, operate and maintain a hydropower project and fish passage structure at Carcassone in France's Aude Department.

Canada utility extends call for turbine-generators at 78-MW Pointe du Bois hydro project

05/05/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has extended the deadline for proposals to design, supply and install turbines, generators and related equipment at the 78-MW Pointe du Bois hydroelectric project on the Winnipeg River in Manitoba.

U.S. sets site visit for supply of intake gates, draft tube bulkheads at 2,160-MW John Day Dam

05/05/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a site visit with plans to issue a solicitation for intake gates and draft tube bulkheads for turbine maintenance at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

India developer seeks electro-mechanical equipment for 7.5-MW Sarsuma hydro project

05/04/2015

Developer SAS Hydel Projects Pvt. Ltd. seeks bids to supply electro-mechanical equipment for the 7.5-MW Sarsuma small hydropower project being built in Damoh District of Madhya Pradesh State.

FERC reports Ludington Pumped-Storage ups capacity 127.5 MW

05/04/2015

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reports the Ludington Pumped-Storage project completed unit upgrades in March, increasing project capacity by 127.5 MW to a total of 1,785 MW.

Atlantis strikes deal to acquire marine energy tech company from Siemens

05/01/2015

Tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Marine Current Turbines Ltd. from Siemens AG in an all-share deal, pending certain conditions being met.

U.S. extends bidding for rewind, cavitation repair at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam

05/01/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids for generator rewinds and turbine cavitation repairs at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

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