Turbines & Mechanical Components

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Latest Turbines & Mechanical Components News

Voith Hydro displays new StreamDiver hydro turbine at HydroVision International 2014

07/22/2014

Technology and equipment manufacturer Voith Hydro is exhibiting a number of its environmentally-friendly hydropower innovations at HydroVision International 2014, which is currently taking place in Nashville, Tenn.

Canada utility seeks intake gates installation for 47-MW Ladore hydro project

07/18/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to install replacement intake gates at the 47-MW Ladore hydroelectric project on the Campbell River in British Columbia.

Czech utility seeks turbine-generator overhaul at 120-MW Lipno 1 hydro project

07/16/2014

Czech utility CEZ a.s. seeks bids for mechanical overhaul of turbine-generator TG1 at the 120-MW Lipno 1 hydroelectric project on the Vlatava River in the Czech Republic.

U.S. seeks generator thrust bearing coolers for 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam

07/14/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply generator thrust bearing coolers for 2,620-MW Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington.

Hydro technology supplier JHP signs exclusive import deal with China's Tianjin Tianfa

07/11/2014

A recently signed deal between California-based importer JHP & Associates Inc. and Chinese manufacturer Tianjin Tianfa gives North American hydropower project developers a new option for components and equipment.

French engineer seeks trash rake for 7.9-MW Chavaroche hydro project

07/11/2014

Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium seeks bids to supply a replacement trash rake for the 7.9-MW Chavaroche hydroelectric project on France's Fier River.

Aneel clears turbine unit for commercial operation at Brazil's 3,750-MW Jirau hydropower project

07/11/2014

Brazil's Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletricqa (Aneel) has approved the commercial operation of a new turbine unit at the 3,750-MW Jirau hydropower project.

U.S. seeks gate repairs at Raystown Dam in Pennsylvania

07/10/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to repair tainter gates at Raystown Lake Dam on the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River at Hesston.

EIB provides loan for Austrian pumped-storage hydropower project

07/10/2014

Austria's state-owned utility Illwerke AG has received a US$381 million loan from the European Investment Bank to support construction of the Obervermuntwerk 2 pumped-storage hydropower project according to a contract signed in Bregenz.

U.S. seeks firms to install gates at Montgomery Locks and Dam

07/08/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to install replacement gates at the Corps' Montgomery Locks and Dam on the Ohio River near Beaver, Pa.

Indonesia seeks pump-turbines, generators for 1,040-MW Upper Cisokan pumped-storage

07/07/2014

Indonesia utility PT PLN Persero invites applications for pre-qualification to supply pump-turbines, generator-motors and auxiliary equipment for the 1,040-MW Upper Cisokan pumped-storage hydroelectric project in Indonesia.

U.S. seeks refurbishment of cooling water systems at 140-MW Trinity hydro project

07/02/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to rebuild the cooling water strainers used in the generator and bearing cooling water systems at the 140-MW Trinity hydroelectric project on the Trinity River in California.

Black Rock Tidal releases details for Bay of Fundy ocean power project

07/02/2014

German marine propulsion manufacturer Schottel has announced details of a 2.5 MW ocean power demonstration berth its subsidiary Black Rock Tidal Power, Inc. plans to install in Canada's Bay of Fundy.

Monitoring Suspended Sediment and Turbine Efficiency

07/01/2014

Sediment in the water passing through hydro turbines can have a significant effect on unit efficiency. The authors undertook a research project to better understand the interactions between suspended sediment, turbine wear and unit efficiency.

Rehabilitation of Turbines at the Ohakuri Hydro Power Station

07/01/2014

Turbine rehabilitation at the 112 MW Ohakuri Hydro Power Station in New Zealand was owner Mighty River Power's most complex program of works of any it had previously performed.

Voith Hydro wins contract for Center Hill Dam turbine-generator unit rehab

07/01/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineershas awarded a US$47.2 million contract to Voith Hydro Inc. to refurbish turbine-generators at the 135-MW Center Hill Dam in Tennessee.

Nautricity, Fundy Tidal teaming up for Nova Scotia ocean energy project

06/30/2014

Ocean energy developers Nautricity Ltd. and Fundy Tidal Inc. have signed a memorandum of understanding to construct a 500 kW tidal power project in Nova Scotia's Petit Passage.

Last turbine unit in operation at Chian's 5,850-MW Huaneng Nuozhadu hydropower plant

06/30/2014

The last generating unit at China's 5,850-MW Huaneng Nuozhadu hydropower plant is now in operation, developers of the plant have reported.

Innergex completes acquisition of 30.5-MW Sainte-Marguerite 1 hydropower plant

06/30/2014

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. and the Desjardins Group Pension Plan have completed their acquisition of the 30.5-MW Sainte-Marguerite 1 hydropower plant from the Hydromega Group.

U.S. seeks tuning of power stabilizers, exciters at 132.3-MW Gavins Point Dam

06/27/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform tuning of power system stabilizers and exciters at 132.3-MW Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River.


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