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Two generators are set to be replaced at Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG)...
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GE wins contract on Toktogul modernisation
JSC Electric Power Plants (EPP) has awarded a $104 million turnkey contract to a joint venture of GE Hydro (France) and GE Renewables (Switzerland) for modernization of the...
WSP and Entura to support SA Water’s dam upgrades
SA Water has appointed consulting firms WSP and Entura to support its ongoing program of dam safety upgrades.
Equipment upgrades improve efficiency at Swedish hydro plants
Two hydropower plants in Sweden that are over 100 years old have seen their efficiency and environmental compatibility improved thanks to new technology from Voith.
First refurbed unit back in operation at Finnish hydro plant
Power Machines has confirmed that hydraulic power unit No 1 has been put into operation at Tainionkoski hydropower plant in Finland after extensive modernization.
Algorithm designed for Mekong dam management
Researchers have presented a new algorithm to help dam operators protect – and possibly improve – food supplies and businesses throughout the Mekong river basin, with the...
Voith completes upgrade at Scottish hydro plant
The Mucomir small hydropower plant in Scotland is now back on the grid, following the modernization of equipment at the plant, technology group Voith has announced.
Multiconsult helps advance hydro in Papua New Guinea
Multiconsult has announced it to assist PNG Power Ltd’s project management unit to supervise the refurbishment of two existing hydropower plants and oversee construction of a new...
Semcon works with Fortum on hydro refurb
Technology company Semcon is collaborating with energy corporation Fortum on the upcoming refurbishment of hydropower stations at Kallsjön.
Contract signed for Ramsele refurb
Uniper and Rainpower have signed a contract for work on the refurbishment of the 157MW Ramsele G2 project in Faxälven, Sweden.
Quartzelec completes retrofit work at Scottish hydro scheme
Engineering service provider Quartzelec has announced it has completed a bespoke brushless exciter retrofit at Mucomir hydropower station for SSE.
Andritz to refurbish Canadian project
Canadian utility company SaskPower has awarded Andritz a €90 million contract to refurbish the E.B. Campbell hydroelectric power station on the Saskatchewan River.
Ranney Falls output to double in refurb project, says OPG
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is to replace the smallest generator at its historic Ranney Falls Generating Station with a modern 10MW unit, more than doubling the station’s capacity.
Refurbed unit back in service at Volga plant, Russia
Power Machines has announced that the hydroelectric unit No 1 has been placed back into operation at RushHydro’s Volga project following an extensive refurbishment involving ...
Modernised Gondo plant inaugurated in Switzerland
The Gondo hydroelectric plant in Switzerland is now operating with a capacity of 57MW thanks to an extensive modernisation project at the plant that added a further 12MW.
Third turbine online at modernised Russian hydro plant
A $110 million investment programme to modernise Nornickel’s Ust-Khantaiskay hydroelectric power plant has taken another step forward with the third state-of-the art replacement...
Time to consider Agus power plant rehab, says Aboitiz Power president
The President and COO of Aboitiz Power, Antonio Moraza, has urged the Philippines Government to consider rehabilitation options for the Agus power plant in Mindanao, which currently has...
Gilkes completes work on Washington hydro schemes
Gilkes has completed work on two hydropower schemes for the Washington County Water Conservancy District (WCWCD) in the US.
Power Machines affiliate to modernize Brazil small hydro plant
Fezer, an affiliate of Power Machines located in Brazil, and NISHI Electromecanica have agreed a contract for the modernization and repair of a 2MW hydroturbine at the Abranjo power...
Scale model to test Oroville Dam repair options
Engineers at Utah State University’s Utah Water Research Laboratory have constructed a 1:50 scale model of the Oroville Dam spillway to assist in the structure’s repair.
Dulas completes small hydro retrofit for Welsh Water
Renewable energy advisor Dulas has completed a 70kW hydro retrofit project inside an existing water treatment works at Mynydd Llandygai in North Wales. The work adds to the 12MW...