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Emerson wins contract to modernize 100 hydroelectric generating units in Ukraine
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands -- Emerson Process Management is awarded a US28 million contract to control, protect and monitor 100 hydro units of the Dnipro hydroelectric complex for OJSC
UkrHydroEnergo (UHE) in Ukraine. The contract award was announced at PowerGen Europe, the largest power generation event in Europe.
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U.S. awards transformer contract for Ice Harbor hydro project
WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards New Mexico-based Gardner Zemke a US1.8 million contract to supply a generator step-up transformer for the 603-MW Ice Harbor hydro project on the lower Snake River. For more information, click here.
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Mark Stover
Featured video of the week
Video: An interview with Mark Stover, Hydro Green Energy.
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Sequoia Energy acquires C-Free Power Corp hydropower, wind assets
WINNIPEG, Canada -- Sequoia Energy Inc. acquires the assets of Calgary-based renewable energy company C-Free Power Corp. and establishes a Calgary office.
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Gibe III hydro project construction contract awarded to Harsco Infrastructure
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Worldwide industrial services and engineered products company Harsco Corporation announces that its Harsco Infrastructure business has been selected to provide specialized concrete forming equipment and related engineering support for the 1,870-MW Gibe III hydro project now starting construction in Ethiopia.
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Technology & Equipment
Aecon, Kiewit to build Lower Mattagami hydropower complex in Ontario
TORONTO, Canada -- Aecon Group Inc. partners with Peter Kiewit Sons Co. for a US1.7 billion design-build contract awarded by Ontario Power Generation for the construction of the Lower Mattagami hydropower complex in Ontario. For more information, click here.
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Bearings
Bearings & Seals: Examples of innovations and good Ideas
Bearings and seals are two primary components of hydro turbine systems. While project owners and operators often take these components for granted, if a problem occurs, this can create significant costs and unit downtime.
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In Focus
Alstom acquires U.S. coating services company
LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France -- Alstom Power Inc. acquires the business and facilities of Amstar Surface Technology Ltd. and Amstar International Ltd., headquartered in Houston, Texas. Amstar specializes in thermal spray coatings that protect surfaces against corrosion, erosion and wear. For more information, click here.
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Tech Briefs: Weir at Little Goose improves fish passage efficiency
The temporary spillway weir (TSW) installed at the 810-MW Little Goose hydro project provides high probabilities of juvenile salmon and steelhead spill passage survival and high spill passage effectiveness, says Chris A. Pinney, fisheries biologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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Regulating small hydro
Developers of small hydropower projects seek big changes in the way their projects are permitted and licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
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