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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.

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

12/16/2014

Venezuela's national utility further extended the deadline for expressions of interest for engineering services to modernize six turbine-generators of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project.

Alstom, GDF Suez selected for pilot Raz Blanchard tidal energy project

12/11/2014

Engineering company Alstom and French utility GDF Suez have been selected to equip a pilot tidal energy farm at Raz Blanchard, which is located near the port of Cherbourg in France's Lower Normandy region.

Voith Hydro posts increase in 2014

12/10/2014

Global technology group Voith GmbH has reported an overall increase in its volume orders through its 2013-14 fiscal year, highlighted in part by a strong performance by its hydroelectric power arm.

U.S. extends turbine refurbishment bidding for 28.5-MW Minidoka hydro project

12/10/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids to overhaul two hydropower turbines at the Allen E. Inman power plant of the 28.5-MW Minidoka hydroelectric project on the Snake River in Idaho.

Czech utility extends bidding for turbine-generator overhaul at 120-MW Lipno 1 hydro project

12/09/2014

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

Toshiba merging North American hydroelectric power branch

12/08/2014

Global technology conglomerate Toshiba Corporation has announced it will "reinforce its power systems business" by merging its three North American businesses into a new company, including its hydroelectric power and thermal arm.

Canada utility seeks hydropower equipment health assessments

12/05/2014

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks proposals for engineering consulting services to perform equipment health rating assessments of the utility's hydroelectric facilities in British Columbia.

American Babbitt delivers two bearings for Bonneville hydropower project rehab

12/05/2014

West Virginia-based manufacturer American Babbitt Bearing has completed and delivered two turbine guide bearings for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' First Powerhouse and Bonneville Dam.

U.S. seeks concrete saw cutting for bulkhead system at Ohio River's Emsworth Dam

11/26/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform concrete saw cutting of new maintenance bulkhead recesses at the Corps' Emsworth Locks and Dam on the Ohio River just downstream from Pittsburgh.

Nepal seeks auxiliary system parts for rehab of 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydro project

11/25/2014

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) seeks bids for powerhouse auxiliary system parts for rehabilitation of the 144-MW Kali Gandaki A hydroelectric project on the Kali Gandaki River in western Nepal.

Italian utility awards lots to outfit four micro hydro projects

11/24/2014

Municipal water supplier Romagna Acque-Societa delle Fonti S.p.A. has awarded contracts for the supply of turbine-generators and other equipment at four micro-hydroelectric power projects in Italy.

Serbia extends call for electro-mechanical equipment to refurbish eight small hydro projects

11/24/2014

Serbia utility Elektroprivreda Srbije has extended the deadline for bids to supply and install electro-mechanical equipment for reconstruction of eight small hydroelectric projects totaling 9.79 MW.

U.S. seeks turbine blade packing for 810-MW Little Goose hydro project

11/24/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply turbine blade packing for six units of the 810-MW Little Goose hydroelectric project on the Snake River in Washington.

Isle of Man prepares for marine hydrokinetic development

11/21/2014

Manx Tidal Energy Ltd. and Tocardo Tidal Energy Ltd. have been selected by the Isle of Man, located in the British Isles, to provide tidal energy development as part of the government’s Vision2020 Plan. 

U.S. seeks gantry crane for Idaho's Ririe Dam

11/20/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to supply and install a five-ton monorail gantry crane at Ririe Dam on Willow Creek in Idaho.

U.S. seeks firms for windings, cavitation repair at 402-MW Dworshak hydro project

11/18/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform winding replacement and cavitation repair of the Unit 3 turbine-generator at the 402-MW Dworshak Dam hydroelectric project in Idaho.

Minnesota's 71-MW Thomson hydropower plant back on line after two-year rehab

11/14/2014

Minnesota Power's 71-MW Thomson hydropower plant is generating energy for the first time since being knocked out of service by record flooding more than two years ago.

Voith hydro turbine photo wins press competition

11/14/2014

The above photograph of a Francis hydro turbine runner being manufactured by Voith was declared the winner of the PR Bild Award for Germany. 

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