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The President and COO of Aboitiz Power, Antonio Moraza, has urged...
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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...
Funds approved for Nurek refurbishment, Tajikistan
Financing totaling US$225.7 million has been approved by the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) for a project to refurbish the 3000MW Nurek hydropower plant...
Power Machines completes Volzhskaya unit upgrade
Power Machines has announced that it has placed into commission unit no 2 at RusHydro’s Volzhskaya hydropower plant, upgrading its capacity by 10.5MW.
Plans unveiled for turbine upgrades at Ryan Dam, US
NorthWestern Energy has announced it is to upgrade three turbine units at Ryan Dam near Great Falls in Montana, US, adding an additional 5MW of generating capacity to the project.
Andritz wins modernisation contract at Hoover Dam
The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded Andritz Hydro a $6.82 million contract to modernise and overhaul the last three original pressure relief valves at Hoover Dam.
Another unit overhauled at Cheboksarskaya, Russia
RusHydro and Power Machines have announced they have completed the overhaul of another hydropower unit at Cheboksarskaya hydroelectric project, with Hydropower Unit 13 featuring...
Beaver Park rehab recognized with national award
AECOM has announced that the Beaver Park Dam Rehabilitation Project in Colorado, US, has been named the “National Rehabilitation Project of the Year” by the Association of State...
Voith to modernize SSE hydro station
Voith is to modernize equipment at the Mucomir small hydroelectric power station in Scotland after winning a contract from operator SSE.
Stampede Dam raise to get underway in the US
Stampede Dam and dike structures in California, US, are being raised by 11.5ft to address dam safety concerns related to large flood events.
Wärtsilä provides seal system for US hydro plant
Wärtsilä is to help Loup River Public Power District reduce its lifecycle costs at its Monroe powerhouse by converting the oil lubricated seals and bearings to water-lubricated equipment.
$21 million upgrade project for Pennsylvania dam
American Water subsidiary Pennsylvania American Water has announced plans for a $21 million upgrade and rehabilitation project for the Ceasetown (Pikes Creek) Dam and Reservoir in...
BC Hydro completes Mica dam upgrades
BC Hydro’s Mica dam project now has six generating units thanks to the completion of a $714 million upgrade at the facility.
Another modernization phase completed at Cheboksarskaya, Russia
RusHydro and Power Machines OJSС have completed large-scale renovation of hydraulic unit No. 10 at Cheboksarskaya HPP in a project that involved recovering rotating blade operation...
Valve replacement works for Trevallyn Dam, Australia
Hydro Tasmania is replacing three large dewatering valves originally built into Trevallyn Dam in the 1950s in a complex $6 million project.
ILF to work on hydro rehabilitation in Tajikistan
ILF Consulting Engineers is to consult on the refurbishment of Qairokkum hydropower rehabilitation project in Tajikistan in a project financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction...
Improvement work over 50% complete at NYPA small hydro plants
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced recently that it has reached the halfway mark in two projects to overhaul and extend the life of three of its small hydroelectric facilities.
Alstom wins refurb contract at Riga plant, Latvia
Latvian power company Latvenergo has awarded Alstom a contract valued at over €100 million to refurbish 6 x 69MW Kaplan units for the Riga hydropower plant on the Daugauva river.