Spain's Gamesa has entered into an agreement with the Austrian firm Andritz Hydro for the delivery of 90 permanent magnet generators for the Ashta hydro project, Gamesa reported.
Construction of Albania's 48-MW Ashta run-of-river hydropower project is on schedule for completion by 2012, developers reported.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation awarded Andritz Hydro a contract for design and supply of a replacement turbine, with an option to supply three more, at the 2,078-MW Hoover Dam hydroelectric project on the Colorado River in Arizona and Nevada.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for field work on transformers at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon.
National Hydropower Association endorses Recovery Act Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits Program
National Hydropower Association Executive Director Linda Church Ciocci said the NHA is pleased by the recent White House announcement awarding $2.3 billion for new clean-tech manufacturing programs.
The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded Andritz Hydro an $18.2 million contract to rewind three generators and replace excitation equipment at the 198.72-MW Folsom Dam hydroelectric plant.