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ABB to install new Scada solutions at Spanish hydro plants
Spanish multi-energy company Repsol has selected ABB to enhance performance at its five hydropower plants through the installation of a new SCADA solution.
GE led consortium to upgrade Itaipu hydro plant in Brazil and Paraguay
A consortium led by GE Renewable Energy’s hydropower business will be responsible for the technological upgrade of the 14GW Itaipu hydropower plant on the Paraná River between Brazil...
Duke Energy Indiana upgrades Markland hydro station
Output at the Markland hydroelectric station near Florence, Indiana, US, has been increased by 10% following Duke Energy Indiana’s completion of upgrades to its three...
Milestone for Ybbs2020 project in Austria
With the lifting of the last of six new turbines, an important milestone in the Ybbs2020 project on the Danube in Austria has been reached, Verbund has announced.
Murray 1 transformers to get new lease of life
Snowy Hydro has announced it is carrying out a major project to refurbish the Murray 1 hydroelectric power station generator step-up transformers, in order to significantly extend...
Upgrade work starts at Tummel Bridge station, Scotland
SSE Renewables’ Tummel Bridge Power Station near Pitlochry in Scotland is set to see its power output increase from 34MW to 40MW as work commences on a major repowering project.
GE to help modernise São Simão plant, Brazil
A consortium led by GE Renewable Energy is to modernise the generating units and auxiliary services at the 1710MW São Simão Hydroelectric Power Plant in Brazil after signing a...
Spillway modernization begins at Cedar Falls Hydro, US
Xcel Energy has begun a multi-year project designed to strengthen and modernize the infrastructure at its Cedar Falls Hydro plant in Menomonie, Wisconsin.
GE to refurb generators at Bitsch hydro station, Switzerland
GE Hydro Solutions is to refurbish two 120 MVA vertical synchronous generators at the Bitsch power plant station in Wallis, Switzerland under a service contract with HYDRO...
Nicholson working on El Vado Dam rehabilitation project
Geotechnical specialty engineering and construction contractor, Nicholson Construction, is to perform several techniques as part of a project to rehabilitate El Vado dam in New Mexico, US.
Improvement works continue at 100-year-old Sir Adam Beck I station
Two new turbine and generators are set to be to be placed into service later this year at Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) flagship Sir Adam Beck I Generating Station (GS) in...
Tractebel engaged in historic weir refurb
Experts from Tractebel Hydroprojekt are overseeing the renovation of a 90-year-old weir near Heilbronn in Germany.
GE to help refurb Long Lake hydro plant, US
GE Renewable Energy is to modernize four generator units at the Long Lake hydropower plant in Washington, US, under a service contract with Avista Utilities. Upon completion of...
Major overhaul of Grand Coulee hydroelectric units complete
The overhaul of hydroelectric power generating units 22, 23 and 24 inside the Nathaniel “Nat” Washington Power Plant at the 6809MW Grand Coulee Dam – the largest power generating...
Austrian hydro plants revitalized to power cement works
A two-year project to rebuild and optimize hydropower plants on the Görtschitz river in Austria has been completed, W&P Zement has announced, with the three plants now providing a...
Works at Lake Eppalock's main spillway complete
Rock stability works at Lake Eppalock’s main spillway in Victoria, Australia, wrapped earlier this month, with the project set to ensure that Goulburn-Murray Water’s (GMW)...
Repairs to start early 2022 on Glen Elder Dam
Ames Construction Inc has won a $41.2 million contract from the US Bureau of Reclamation for repairs at Glen Elder Dam in north central Kansas, with work set to begin in early 2022.
Planning application submitted for Toddbrook Reservoir repair
In a major step forward in the restoration of Toddbrook Reservoir in Whaley Bridge, the Canal & River Trust charity has confirmed that it has submitted a planning application for...
Upgrade complete at Ust-Khantayskaya hydro plant, Russia
The Ust-Khantayskaya hydropower plant in Norilsk, Russia has been recommissioned following an extensive modernisation project that saw the plant’s capacity increase to 511MW from 441MW.