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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. 

U.S. seeks bridge crane rehabilitation at 320-MW Fort Randall Dam

11/14/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for mechanical and structural rehabilitation of bridge cranes and a lifting beam at the 320-MW Fort Randall hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota.

Restoration of Russia's 6,400-MW Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plant complete

11/12/2014

A ceremony marking the commissioning of the tenth and final hydro turbine at Russia's Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plant marks the end of a five-year restoration process, owner JSC RusHydro announced this week.

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

11/12/2014

Venezuela utility Corporacion Electrica Nacional S.A. (Corpoelec) again extended the deadline for expressions of interest to provide engineering services for modernization of six turbine-generators of the 10,300-MW Simon Bolivar hydroelectric project on Venezuela's Caroni River.

Tocardo signs deal for 28 MW marine power project off South Korean coast

11/11/2014

South Korean developer Ekornergy has signed an agreement with Dutch manufacturer Tocardo Tidal Turbines for the installation of a 28 MW marine power project.

Canada utility seeks crane bus bar for 5,428-MW Churchill Falls hydro project

11/11/2014

Canada utility Nalcor Energy seeks bids to supply a replacement bus bar for the east powerhouse crane at the 5,428-MW Churchill Falls hydroelectric project on the Churchill River in Newfoundland and Labrador Province.

U.S. seeks turbine refurbishment at 28.5-MW Minidoka hydro project

11/10/2014

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks 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.

Serbia seeks electro-mechanical equipment to refurbish eight small hydro projects

11/10/2014

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

Meggitt announces new product for mechanical equipment monitoring

11/07/2014

Technology manufacturer Meggitt Sensing Systems has released a new monitoring system for turbines, machinery and balance-of-plant equipment.

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

11/07/2014

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

WAPDA selects engineering consultant for 1,410-MW Tarbela 4 hydropower plant expansion

11/06/2014

Pakistan's Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has awarded a contract to Australian engineering and development consultant SMEC for monitoring and evaluation services of the Tarbela 4 hydropower plant extension.

South African developer begins construction on Stortemelk small hydropower plant

11/05/2014

Hydroelectric power developer NuPlanet Project Development Pty. Ltd. has reached financial close and begun construction of the 4.5-MW Stortemelk plant on the Ash River near Clarens, South Africa.

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