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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U.S. seeks turbine cavitation repair at 58-MW Clarence Cannon Dam

01/27/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for turbine cavitation repair at the 58-MW Clarence Cannon Dam hydroelectric project in northeast Missouri.

Canada utility extends call for crane, hoist services at B.C. hydropower projects

01/26/2015

Canadian utility BC Hydro has extended the deadline for applications for pre-qualification to perform services to cranes and hoists at hydroelectric projects throughout the utility's system in British Columbia.

Canada utility seeks crane inspection, repair for Manitoba hydro projects

01/23/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for crane and hoist inspection and repair services for its hydroelectric projects in Manitoba.

Repairs to Nepal's 10-MW Sunkoshi hydropower plant estimated at more than US$2.4 million

01/22/2015

Repairs to the Nepal Electricity Authority's 10-MW Sunkoshi hydropower plant are estimated at about US$2.44 million following a landslide that damaged the project last August.

Lucid Energy's in-pipe hydropower plant begins operation in Portland

01/22/2015

A Portland Water Bureau pipeline is now generating hydroelectric power for Portland General Electric customers, following the commissioning of four Lucid Energy Inc. turbine units within one of the city's major pipelines earlier this week.

French agency seeks bottom outlet refurbishment at 5.9-MW Panneciere hydro project

01/19/2015

France's Seine River Basin agency seeks bids to rehabilitate the bottom outlet valve of the 5.9-MW Panneciere hydroelectric project on the Yonne River in France's Nievre Department.

Voith ships massive turbine runner to Brazil's 11,200-MW Belo Monte hydropower plant

01/19/2015

Voith Hydro has shipped the largest runner ever produced at its manufacturing plant in Manaus, Brazil, as work continues on the 11,200-MW Belo Monte hydroelectric plant.

French engineer seeks trashrack, fish passage for 8-MW Pebernat hydro project

01/16/2015

Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium seeks bids to supply and install a trashrack and downstream fish passage at the 8-MW Pebernat hydroelectric project on the Ariege River in France's Ariege Department.

U.S. again extends bidding for bridge crane rehab at 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

01/15/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers again extended the deadline for 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.

U.S. extends call for spillway gate maintenance at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam

01/13/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to perform spillway gate lifecycle maintenance at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington.

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Canada utility seeks crane, hoist services for B.C. hydropower projects

01/09/2015

Canadian utility BC Hydro invites applications for pre-qualification to perform services to cranes and hoists at hydroelectric projects throughout the utility's system in British Columbia.

Afghans extend call for spare parts, consumables for 100-MW Naghlu hydro project

01/08/2015

Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) has extended the deadline for bids to supply spare parts and consumables for the 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric project, which is being rehabilitated on Afghanistan's Kabul River.

Afghans seek supervision of turbine-generator rehabilitation at 100-MW Naghlu hydro project

01/07/2015

Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) invites expressions of interest for monitoring and supervision of turbine-generator rehabilitation at the 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric project on Afghanistan's Kabul River.

Canada utility extends call for equipment inspection for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

01/07/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to provide inspection of equipment manufacturing for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project in Manitoba.

Nepal seeks trash rake for rehabilitation of 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydro project

01/06/2015

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) seeks bids to supply a trashrack cleaning machine as part of rehabilitation of the 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydroelectric project on the Kali Gandaki River in western Nepal.

Modeling Potential Turbine Upgrades for the Brazeau Plant

01/05/2015

One or two new runners for the units at the 355-MW Brazeau Power Station in Alberta, Canada, would allow owner TransAlta Corp. to better optimize revenue and provide valuable ancillary services. Modeling of the various upgrade options allowed the utility to arrive at the most valuable solution.

U.S. seeks firms able to maintain, repair McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River system, hydro projects

01/02/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform heavy maintenance and repairs on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, its 18 locks and dams and four government-owned hydroelectric projects.

Enerquip wins contract for trashrack supply at 30-MW Ramfoss hydropower plant

12/22/2014

Norwegian operator Ramfoss Kraftlag has awarded a contract to Enerquip AS to supply a trash rake for the 30-MW Ramfoss hydroelectric plant.

Preventing Problems through Past Experience

12/19/2014

With the potential for disaster at hydropower projects around the world, the lack of organized training programs becomes a prominent consideration in how companies manage their assets.

U.S. seeks spillway gate maintenance at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam

12/19/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform spillway gate lifecycle maintenance at 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington.

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