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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Wave energy developer Minesto establishes UK headquarters with Welsh funds


The Welsh government has awarded US$14.45 million to marine energy developer Minesto as part of its European Regional Development Fund.

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U.S. seeks intake refurbishment, extends call for generator rewinds at 140-MW Trinity hydro project


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids for intake mechanical equipment refurbishing and gate shaft refurbishing at the 140-MW Trinity hydroelectric project on the Trinity River in California.

Balancing Unit Efficiency and Fish Passage


In a win-win for fish protection and power generation, Grant County Public Utility District recently completed work to install 10 new turbines at its 1,092-MW Wanapum Dam hydroelectric facility.

The Challenge of Manufacturing Bearings for Bonneville's First Powerhouse


When access to spare parts for the Bonneville First Powerhouse became a critical issue, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ordered two spare bearings. The bearings have been delivered, after a challenging design and manufacturing process.

Bolivia seeks supervision of construction, equipment for 120-MW Misicuni hydro project


Bolivia utility Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) invites expressions of interest from firms to provide supervision of civil construction and equipment installation to complete the 120-MW Misicuni hydroelectric project.

U.S. seeks crane inspection at 980-MW McNary Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform crane and crane rail inspection services at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

Manitoba Hydro seeks refurbishment of turbine-generator at 88-MW Pine Falls hydro project


Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for mechanical work to refurbish a turbine-generator at the 88-MW Pine Falls hydroelectric project on the Winnipeg River in Canada's Manitoba Province.

Lucerne utility selects Andritz for Arni small hydropower plant upgrade


Andritz Hydro AG has won a US$1 million contract to replace the turbine-generator unit of the 2.5-MW Arni hydropower plant in Switzerland.

French engineer seeks replacement turbines for 3.2-MW Mesce hydro project


Hydropower engineer Hydrostadium seeks bids to supply two replacement turbines for the 3.2-MW Mesce hydroelectric project at Tende in France's Alpes Maritimes Department.

Voith inaugurates small hydro center in Austria


Global manufacturing conglomerate Voith has inaugurated a new Hydropower Technology Center, marking what the company calls "another milestone for small hydropower."

U.S. sets site visit for generator windings replacement at 402-MW Dworshak hydro project


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a site visit for firms interested in performing winding replacement of the Unit 3 turbine-generator at the 402-MW Dworshak Dam hydroelectric project in Idaho.

Valves sought for Peru's 798-MW Santiago Antunez de Mayolo, 210-MW Restitucion hydro projects


The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) seeks bids to supply valves and hydraulic controls for rehabilitation of Peru's 798-MW Santiago Antunez de Mayolo and 210-MW Restitucion hydroelectric projects.

U.S. seeks turbine linkage upgrades at 810-MW Lower Granite hydro project


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to replace internal turbine hub linkage components at the 810-MW Lower Granite Dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River in Washington.

French town offers hydropower concession to rebuild Paicherou Dam


The town of Carcassone seeks bids for a concession to reconstruct Paicherou Dam and design, finance, construct, operate and maintain a hydropower project and fish passage structure at Carcassone in France's Aude Department.

Canada utility extends call for turbine-generators at 78-MW Pointe du Bois hydro project


Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has extended the deadline for proposals to design, supply and install turbines, generators and related equipment at the 78-MW Pointe du Bois hydroelectric project on the Winnipeg River in Manitoba.

U.S. sets site visit for supply of intake gates, draft tube bulkheads at 2,160-MW John Day Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a site visit with plans to issue a solicitation for intake gates and draft tube bulkheads for turbine maintenance at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.

India developer seeks electro-mechanical equipment for 7.5-MW Sarsuma hydro project


Developer SAS Hydel Projects Pvt. Ltd. seeks bids to supply electro-mechanical equipment for the 7.5-MW Sarsuma small hydropower project being built in Damoh District of Madhya Pradesh State.

FERC reports Ludington Pumped-Storage ups capacity 127.5 MW


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reports the Ludington Pumped-Storage project completed unit upgrades in March, increasing project capacity by 127.5 MW to a total of 1,785 MW.

Atlantis strikes deal to acquire marine energy tech company from Siemens


Tidal energy developer Atlantis Resources Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Marine Current Turbines Ltd. from Siemens AG in an all-share deal, pending certain conditions being met.

U.S. extends bidding for rewind, cavitation repair at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam


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

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