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Bonneville Dam
Bonneville Dam contract awarded for seismic mitigation work
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards a contract for seismic mitigation work at its 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Lock and Dam, on the Columbia River in Oregon, to Wildish Standard Paving Co. of Eugene, Ore. For more information, click here.
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New Development
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Brazil's Reivax wins contract for upgrade of Chilean hydropower plants
FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil -- Reivax Automation and Control wins a contract with Endesa Chile for the modernization of the excitation systems and speed governor control of five hydro plants of the Chilean group.
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Vernon construction
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Video: The story of the development and upgrade of the Vernon Station hydro project
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Sayano-Shushenskaya
Russia starts turbine at Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plant
MOSCOW, Russia -- Russia restarts one unit at its biggest hydropower plant, halted since an accident killed 75 workers last August. For more information, click here.
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Montrose construction
British Columbia run-of-river hydro project 80 percent complete
STAMFORD, Conn. -- GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE, and Plutonic Power Corporation, announce that the 196-MW East Toba River and Montrose Creek hydroelectric project in British Columbia is more than 80 percent complete.
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Technology & Equipment
Ocean Power Technologies begins wave power farm development off Oregon coast
REEDSPORT, Ore. -- Construction begins off Oregon's coast on a commercial U.S. wave energy farm, which is being developed by Ocean Power Technologies and is planned to supply power to about 400 homes. For more information, click here.
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International Finance Corp provides loan for small hydro projects in Armenia
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, approves a US15 million loan to Armenian bank Ameriabank to help finance the development of small hydropower projects in the country.
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Vale considers Belo Monte hydro project bid
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Brazil's Vale SA mining firm and three partners may bid to build the Belo Monte hydro project in Brazil’s Amazon region. For more information, click here.
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Thrust bearing
Equipment: Retrofitting thrust bearings
FPL Energy experienced multiple failures of the thrust bearing in the single turbine-generating unit at its 6-MW Cataract plant in Maine. To solve the problem, FPL Energy installed a new eight-pad, spring-supported PTFE thrust bearing and a new thrust block.
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In Focus
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited wins Kishanganga hydro project contract
FARIDABAD, India -- Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited secures a contract for the electromechanical equipment package for the 330-MW Kishanganga hydro project in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
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Tech Briefs: Sturgeon passage facility installed at White Rapids
A prototype fish passage entrance channel designed to pass lake sturgeon and other fish is operating at We Energies’ 7.1-MW White Rapids project on the Menominee River in Wisconsin.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 2010 National Hydropower Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
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