China has upgraded one hydropower plant in blackout-prone Guinea and plans to modernize another, state radio and diplomatic sources say.
The government of Armenia seeks bids by August 25 for rehabilitation of Kechut Dam, construction of a new spillway, and installation of dam safety measures.
The Corps of Engineers expects to seek bids July 31 for upgrade of protective relays at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam, on the Snake River in Washington.
The Corps of Engineers is laying the groundwork for major rehabilitation of all power generating equipment at its 135-MW Center Hill hydroelectric project on Caney Fork in Tennessee. Center Hill is one of nine regional plants the Corps plans to modernize.
The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $4.6 million contract to Alltech Engineering Corp. for maintenance at the 51.75-MW Seminoe and 36-MW Kortes hydroelectric plants in Wyoming.
Albanian utility Korporata Elektroenergjetike Shqiptare (KESH) plans to seek bids in late 2006 for substation equipment for the Albanian transmission grid and several hydroelectric projects.
Manitoba Hydro has awarded a contract to Alstom to upgrade five generators at the utility's 224-MW Kelsey hydroelectric project, on the Nelson River in northern Manitoba.
Spanish utility Endesa has awarded a contract to Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation to modernize the Mequinenza hydroelectric project on Spain's Ebro River.
The Corps of Engineers seeks proposals by June 6 to rehabilitate powerhouse cranes at the U.S. government's 100-MW Detroit and 18-MW Big Cliff dams, on the North Fork of the Santiam River, near Mill City, Ore.
VA Tech Hydro signed a contract April 25 with Bulgaria's National Electricity Transmission Co. (NETC) for refurbishment of three hydropower projects in the Dolna Arda Cascade.