Turbines and Mechanical Components

Thordon Bearings reports it has completed bearing and filtration system upgrades to the 7.8-MW Swift Rapids hydropower station, the oldest and largest of Orillia Power Generation Corporations’ generating stations. Swift Rapids is located on the Trent-Severn Waterway, about 32 km north of Orillia, Ontario, Canada. Two of the plant’s three 2.6-MW horizontal Kaplan-type turbines are...
Rehabilitation and Repair

The World Bank has released a new publication: Operation and Maintenance Strategies for Hydropower: Handbook for Practitioners and Decision Makers. The World Bank says this handbook “seeks to raise awareness among utility managers, decision makers and other stakeholders of the importance and benefits of developing robust operation and maintenance strategies for existing and greenfield hydropower...
Rehabilitation and Repair

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has awarded Stantec the contract to continue work on the second phase of the capacity building project to strengthen the climate resilience of Tajikistan’s energy sector assets and operations, as part of the EBRD’s investment in the rehabilitation of the 126-MW Qairokkum hydropower plant in northern Tajikistan....
HYDROVISION International

Alan R. Hodnik, chairman and chief executive officer of ALLETE Inc., will be speaking during the opening keynote session at HYDROVISION International 2020. ALLETE is the parent company of Minnesota Power, Superior Water Light & Power, ALLETE Clean Energy and BNI Energy. Minnesota Power is one of two host utilities for HYDROVISION International in Minneapolis....
Finance

The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has signed a 10-year loan with Agder Energi AS of Norway to renew hydropower facilities and install an additional turbine at an existing hydro power plant in Agder, Norway. The NOK600 million (US$65.6 million) loan will finance the Åseral Nord hydropower project along the Mandal watercourse. The project consists of...