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Magnetek, Precision Crane to modernize cranes at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam

10/31/2014

Magnetek Inc. and Precision Crane & Hoist Services have received a contract from the Bureau of Reclamation to modernize four 300-ton power plant cranes at 2,078-MW Hoover Dam.

Russian hydro utility partners with Siemens in development, equipment venture

10/31/2014

Russian hydropower utility RusHydro has signed a three-year strategic partnership with Siemens LLC Russia to refurbish hydropower and thermal plants, implement renewable energy projects including hydro, and manufacture power generation equipment.

U.S. to seek bridge crane rehabilitation at 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

10/30/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids for 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.

India's BHEL to equip 444-MW Vishnugad Pipalkoti hydro project

10/30/2014

THDC India Ltd. has named Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) to supply electro-mechanical equipment for the 444-MW Vishnugad Pipalkoti hydroelectric project on India's Alaknanda River.

U.S. eyes labor agreements for hydro turbine work at 603-MW Ice Harbor, 980-MW McNary dams

10/30/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is surveying whether it would be appropriate to use Project Labor Agreements for major hydropower turbine supply or installation at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River or at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

U.S. awards gate fabrication contract for Montgomery Locks and Dam

10/29/2014

Steward Machine Co. Inc. has received a $4 million contract to fabricate replacement gates for the Corps' Montgomery Locks and Dam on the Ohio River near Beaver, Pa.

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

10/28/2014

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

GRDA celebrates 50 years of hydroelectricity at the 130-MW Robert S. Kerr Dam (Video)

10/28/2014

“Grand indeed,” is what many attendees said while in attendance at the Grand River Dam Authority’s 130-MW Robert S. Kerr Dam at Lake Hudson in Mayes County, north of Locust Grove, Okla. The facility marked its 50th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 25. 

Missouri firm to refurbish, paint tainter gates at Arkansas' 340-MW Bull Shoals Dam

10/24/2014

Hartman-Walsh Painting Co. has received a $3.8 million contract to refurbish and paint tainter gates at 340-MW Bull Shoals Dam on Arkansas' White River.

Venezuela extends call for engineering to upgrade 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

10/24/2014

Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) has extended the deadline for 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.

Venezuela names Dongfang to refurbish six units at 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydro project

10/24/2014

Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) has awarded a contract to Dongfang Electric Machinery Co. Ltd. of China for comprehensive modernization of six turbine-generators in Powerhouse 1 of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project on Venezuela's Caroni River.

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.


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