Turbines and Mechanical Components

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has received orders, valued at INR3,200 Crore (US$435.6 million), for electromechanical works for the 960-MW Polavaram Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in Andhra Pradesh, India and electromechanical works of pump-motor sets for lift irrigation schemes (LIS) in Telangana, India. The order for Polavaram HEP includes manufacture and supply of 12 80-MW...
Pumped Storage Hydro

Genex Power Limited (ASX:GNX) announces it has commenced an early works program relating to the 250-MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project (K2-Hydro). This follows the recent announcement of its Final Investment Decision and reflects the company’s confidence that it is in the position to close out remaining workstreams and reach financial close in February 2021,...
Environmental

The Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) in Canada removed its 7.4-MW Snare Falls hydro plant from service on Dec. 10 after staff observed an oil sheen in the water while testing was being conducted. A diesel unit at the Jackfish Generating Plant will provide backup power while Snare Falls is offline, if required. The potential...
Small Hydro

Tradener has commissioned the 15.8-MW Tamboril small hydropower plant, located on the São Bartolomeu River in the Brazilian municipality of Cristalina, Goiás state. Tamboril is fitted with two generating units supplied by Voith Hydro, comprised of 7.9-MW Kaplan-S turbines, generators and associated systems. Tradener is a Brazilian electricity trading firm. The power plant is the...
Turbines and Mechanical Components

UK bearing manufacturer Michell Bearings is marking its centenary, having been founded in 1920. In 1905, founder A.G.M Michell registered patents in Britain and Australia for his tilting pad bearing invention, a concept widely used around the world today. Now employing 182 people from manufacturing sites in the UK and India, as well as a...
Marine Energy

Swedish wave energy firm CorPower Ocean is set to unleash a new project in the Atlantic Ocean off Portugal after securing a 10-year license.  The license from Portugal’s Directorate-General for Natural Resources provides a permit for the project up to 12 miles off the coast of Aguçadoura.  CorPower Ocean country manager Miguel Silva said the permit...
Turbines and Mechanical Components

ANDRITZ has received an order from KC Group Nepal to supply turbines, generators and auxiliaries for the new 32-MW Karuwa Seti hydropower plant. The plant is located on the Seti Khola River in the Gandaki Zone’s Kaski District, and start-up is planned for March 2023. The contract comprises design, engineering, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and...