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Gallo to succeed Frank as president and CEO of hydro equipment manufacturer Voith Hydro

10/22/2014

Bob Gallo, current executive director of the Voith Corporate Service Center in North America, will succeed Kevin Frank as president and CEO of hydro equipment manufacturer Voith Hydro in York, Pa. 

Prudential to invest in U.K.'s 320-MW Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay power project

10/21/2014

Insurer and financial services firm Prudential has agreed to become a "cornerstone investor" in the 320-MW Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay tidal power project in the Wales. 

Haiti seeks hydro-mechanical equipment rehab for Canneau Dam

10/21/2014

Haiti's agriculture ministry seeks bids to renovate hydro-mechanical equipment at Canneau Dam on Haiti's Artibonite River. 

Swiss utility seeks turbine-generators for Serrieres hydro project

10/16/2014

Swiss utility Viteos SA seeks bids to supply turbine-generators for the Serrieres hydroelectric project on the Serrieres River at Neuchatel.

Canada utility seeks replacement of intake gate hoist at 33-MW Clowhom hydro project

10/13/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to replace an intake maintenance gate hoist at the 33-MW Clowhom hydroelectric project on the Clowhom River on the lower mainland of British Columbia.

Advances in Sealing Systems for Water Turbines

10/09/2014

How advanced sealing systems reduce operations and maintenance headaches

U.S. awards excitation system contract for 132-MW Amistad hydro project

10/09/2014

Seaboard Controls Inc. has received a contract to replace the excitation system of two 33-MW turbine-generators in the U.S. power plant at 132-MW Amistad Dam at Del Rio, Texas.

Venezuela seeks engineering services to upgrade 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

10/09/2014

Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) invites expressions of interest to provide engineering services for modernization of six turbine-generators of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project on Venezuela's Caroni River.

Chile developer awards contracts to build, equip 136-MW Nuble hydropower project

10/09/2014

Vial y Vives-DSD of Chile and Andritz Group of Austria have received contracts totaling US$257 million to build and equip the 136-MW Nuble hydroelectric project in southern Chile.

U.S. seeks firms to supply intake gates, draft tube bulkheads for 2,160-MW John Day Dam

10/07/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to fabricate and supply intake gates and draft tube bulkheads for turbine maintenance at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

Developer extends construction bidding for 38.12 Mati hydro complex in Albania

10/07/2014

Austria hydropower developer Enso Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to construct the three-plant, 38.12-MW Mati hydropower complex on the Mati River in Albania.

U.S. seeks firms for bridge crane rehabilitation at 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

10/06/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to carry out mechanical and structural rehabilitation of bridge cranes and a lifting beam at the 320-MW Fort Randall hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

U.S. extends call for gate roller chains at three hydro projects in Northwest

10/02/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to fabricate and supply intake gate roller chains for three major hydroelectric projects on the Snake and Columbia rivers.

Alstom unveils updated Oceade tidal turbine

10/02/2014

Improvements make Alstom's new Oceade tidal stream turbine more efficient, cost-effective and easier to maintan that its previous models, the French manufacturer said.

Voith to equip hydro projects 695-MW Keeyask in Canada, 46.6-MW Rajamandala in Indonesia

10/01/2014

Units of Voith Hydro have received contracts to equip the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project in Canada and the 46.6-MW Rajamandala hydro project in Indonesia.

Bosnia names seven pre-qualifiers for construction of 20-MW Vranduk hydropower project

09/30/2014

Utility Elektroprivreda of Bosnia and Herzegovina has pre-qualified seven groups to bid for construction of the 20-MW Vranduk hydroelectric project in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

U.S. seeks impeller replacements, stator rewinds at 314-MW Keys Pump-Generating hydro plant

09/30/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to supply impeller replacements and stator rewinds at the 314-MW John W. Keys III Pump-Generating plant at Grand Coulee Dam.

U.S. awards mechanical component machining contract at 115-MW Ozark hydro project

09/30/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $1.16 million contract to Highway Machine Co. to perform final machining of mechanical components for the 115-MW Ozark hydroelectric project on the Arkansas River in Arkansas.

Gilkes completes work on 700-kW Neaty micro hydro plant

09/29/2014

The 700-kW Neaty micro hydroelectric project is now in operation, according to equipment supplier Gilkes Energy.

Welsh capital seeks 400-kW Radyr Weir hydro project for 19th century weir

09/29/2014

The City of Cardiff Council invites expressions of interest to construct the 400-kW Radyr Weir hydropower project utilizing a 19th century weir owned by the Welsh capital city.


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