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BHEL contract for Rammam hydro project

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


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.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Lower Monumental Dam

U.S. sets site visit for rewind, cavitation repair at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a site visit to outline proposed generator rewinds and turbine cavitation repairs at 810-MW Lower Monumental Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

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Canada's Snare Falls hydropower plant still off line after turbine failure


Repairs to the 7.4-MW Snare Falls hydropower plant in Canada's Northwest Territories could take significantly longer than expected, owner Northwest Territories Power Corp. said in a statement.

Kambarata Hydropower Project Map

Bank seeks financial, engineering audit of Kyrgyzstan's 360-MW Kambarata 2


The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a financial and engineering audit of a project to install a second generating unit at the 360-MW Kambarata hydroelectric project in Kyrgyzstan.

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