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Atlantis Tidal Turbine

Lockheed Martin to construct tidal turbines for Atlantis' MeyGen array

03/30/2015

Tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources Ltd. has awarded a construction contract to manufacturer Lockheed Martin to deliver a 1.5 MW turbine to be used at its MeyGen site in Scotland's Pentland Firth.

Keeyask Hydropower Plant

Canada utility seeks cranes for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

03/30/2015

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to supply a draft tube crane and an intake monorail crane for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project being built on the Lower Nelson River in Manitoba.

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Toshiba wins turbine contract for Myanmar's 308-MW Upper Yeywa hydropower plant

03/30/2015

The Toshiba Corporation has been awarded a contract by the Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise to supply four turbine and generator units for the 308-MW Upper Yeywa hydropower project.

BHEL contract for Rammam hydro project

Contract awarded to supply 120-MW Rammam Stage-III hydro plant in India

03/27/2015

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has been awarded a contract worth INR2.25 billion (US$36 million) to supply equipment for the 120-MW Rammam Stage-III hydro plant, being built in India’s West Bengal State.

Summersville Dam

U.S. issues new call for fixed cone valve for West Virginia's Summersville Dam

03/26/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a new call for bids to supply a fixed cone valve to Summersville Dam on the Gauley River in West Virginia. 

Warsak Hydropower Project

Pakistan seeks tendering agent for rehab of 243-MW Warsak hydro project

03/26/2015

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) seeks bids to serve as tendering agent for rehabilitation of the 243-MW Warsak hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Kabul River. 

Vianden Pumped-Storage Hydropower Project

Voith awarded contract for 1,045-MW Vianden pumped-storage plant upgrades

03/24/2015

Equipment manufacturer Voith has been awarded a contract by owner Societe Electrique de l'Our S.A. to modernize four motor-generators at the 1,045-MW Vianden pumped-storage hydropower plant in Luxemburg.

Lower Monumental Dam

U.S. seeks bids for rewind, cavitation repair at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam

03/24/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for generator rewinds and turbine cavitation repairs at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

After C$505,000 in repairs, 7.4-MW Snare Falls hydroelectric plant is operational

03/23/2015

Electricity to supply communities in Canada’s Northwest Territories is again being generated as of March 18, after Northwest Territories Power Corp. (NTPC) spent an estimated C$505,000 to complete repairs of the upper and lower bearings in the Kaplan turbine at its 7.4-MW Snare Falls hydroelectric plant.  

Canada utility seeks air coolers for 804-MW Seven Mile hydro project

03/20/2015

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to supply eight surface air coolers for the 804-MW Seven Mile hydroelectric project on the Pend d'Oreille River in British Columbia. 

Swiss utility seeks turbine-generator for 570-kW Morteratsch hydro project

03/19/2015

Swiss-based generator Repower AG seeks bids to supply a replacement turbine-generator for the 570-kW Morteratsch hydroelectric project in Switzerland. 

Pakistan again seeks turbine runner, wicket gates for 243-MW Warsak hydro project

03/19/2015

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has issued a solicitation to rehabilitate a turbine runner and wicket gates of the 243-MW Warsak hydroelectric project on Pakistan's Kabul River. 

U.S. seeks firms to fabricate draft tube stoplogs for 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam hydro project

03/18/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to fabricate draft tube stoplogs for the Second Powerhouse of 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam in Oregon and Washington.

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Bhutan extends calls for construction, equipment for 118-MW Nikachhu hydropower project

03/16/2015

The government of Bhutan and its development units have extended the deadlines for civil construction and hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment for the 118-MW Nikachhu hydroelectric project to be built on Bhutan's Nikachhu River. 

U.S. again extends bidding for impeller replacements, stator rewinds at 314-MW Keys Pump-Generating hydro plant

03/12/2015

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

Mareges Hydropower Project

French hydro operator seeks replacement turbine runners for 272-MW Mareges hydro project

03/12/2015

French hydropower operator Societe Hydro-Electrique du Midi (SHEM) seeks bids to supply four replacement turbine runners for the 272-MW Mareges hydroelectric project on France's Dordogne River. 

Bhutan’s 126-MW Dagachhu hydroelectric project begins generating power

03/11/2015

Bhutan, a sovereign country located at the eastern end of the Himalayas in South Asia, began commercial power generation from one of its two 63 MW Pelton turbines in February at the partially completed 126-MW Dagachhu hydroelectric facility. The plant’s first official meter reading indicated the unit was generating 14.3 MW. 

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CFE awards contract to Andritz for turbine rehab at 350-MW Temsacal hydroelectric plant

03/11/2015

Mexican state utility Comision Federal de Electricidad (FCE) has awarded a contract to Andritz Hydro and Andritz Hydro GmbH for turbine rehabilitation at the 350-MW Temsacal hydropower project.

How Composite Materials Can be Used for Small Hydro Turbines

03/10/2015

Composite materials are making inroads in construction of equipment for the hydroelectric power industry. An investigation into material strength and other criteria reveals many more applications, particularly for small and micro units.

Naghlu Hydropower Project

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

03/10/2015

Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) seeks bids for turbine-generator rehabilitation at the 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric project on Afghanistan's Kabul River.

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