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


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.

Turbine components sought for Peru's 210-MW Restitucion hydro project


The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) seeks bids to supply mechanical components for hydropower turbines of the 210-MW Restitucion hydroelectric project in Peru.

Voith completes upgrades at Switzerland's 11-MW Ruchlig small hydropower plant


The rehabilitation and upgrade of Switzerland's 11-MW Ruchlig hydropower plant will benefit both its operator and the environment, global technology manufacturer Voith said.

Manitoba Hydro again extends call for turbine-generators at Canada's 78-MW Pointe du Bois hydro project


Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro again 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. Reclamation invites small businesses to outreach event


The Bureau of Reclamation invites small businesses seeking to do business with the agency to attend a small business outreach event July 13.

Power Machines begins turbine renovations at Latvia's 192-MW Kegums 2 hydroelectric plant


Russian manufacturer Power Machines has begun a renovation of three generating units at Latvia's 192-MW Kegums 2 hydropower plant.

Canada utility extends call for stoplogs, gates at 695-MW Keeyask hydro project


Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has extended the deadline for bids for stoplogs, gates and trashracks for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project.

Ukraine seeks turbine-generator rehab at three hydro projects


Hydropower operator PJSC UkrHydroEnergo seeks bids for rehabilitation of turbine-generators at three hydroelectric projects in Ukraine.

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


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

BHEL supplies equipment for Koldam hydro project

800-MW Koldam hydropower plant begins operating in India


The 800-MW Koldam hydropower plant in Himachal Pradesh, India, has been commissioned.

Iceland utility seeks turbine-generator to expand 270-MW Burfell hydro project


Iceland utility Landsvirkjun invites applications for pre-qualification to supply a 100-MW turbine-generator for a 100-MW expansion of the 270-MW Burfell hydroelectric project on the Thjorsa River in southern Iceland. 

Canada's 335-MW Waneta hydropower project connected to grid


A 335 MW expansion of British Columbia's Waneta hydropower complex has been connected to the province's electrical grid.

Thrust bearing system sought for Peru's 798-MW Santiago Antunez de Mayolo hydro project


The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) seeks bids to supply an improved thrust bearing system for turbine-generator groups of Peru's 798-MW Santiago Antunez de Mayolo hydroelectric project.

Andritz to outfit India's 450-MW Shongtong Karcham hydropower plant


International technology conglomerate Andritz has received an order from Himachal Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd. To supply electro-mechanical equipment for India's 450-MW Shongtong Karcham hydropower plant.

U.S. seeks turbine, pump overhaul at 12-MW Chandler hydro plant


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks 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. 

Slovenia utility seeks EM equipment to refurbish 200-kW Goricane hydro project


Slovenia hydropower utility Savske Elektrarne Ljubljana d.o.o. seeks bids to supply electro-mechanical equipment for refurbishment of the 200-kW Goricane hydropower project in Slovenia.

Canada utility seeks stoplogs, gates for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project


Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for stoplogs, gates and trashracks for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project.

Lucid, Cadiz enter agreement to develop in-pipe hydroelectric power system


Renewable power developer Lucid Energy and land and water resources development company Cadiz Inc. have agreed to a joint venture collaboration to generating hydroelectric power from a planned 43-mile-long water conveyance pipeline in California.

U.S. seeks spillway bulkheads for 36-MW Cheatham hydro project


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for spillway bulkheads and support assemblies for the 36-MW Cheatham Dam hydroelectric project on the Cumberland River in Tennessee.

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U.S. seeks firms for gantry crane testing at 43.5-MW Jim Woodruff hydro project


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to load test two gantry cranes at 43.5-MW Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam on the Florida-Georgia border.

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