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  • Catch Oil Leaks Early at Hydroelectric Dams and Power Plants

    Leakwise Oil-on-Water Detection and Monitoring Systems from GE Analytical Instruments can detect the presence of oil immediately, monitor its buildup, measure hydrocarbon layer thickness, alert facility operators of oil presence or thickness, and activate control mechanisms to stop leaks before they become spills. Leakwise systems, consisting of a sensor and controller, offer a number of ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Small hydroelectric dams not so green, say experts

    The combined impacts of numerous small hydroelectric dams in one river basin can be at least as harmful as one large dam, warn experts, environmental activists and indigenous groups, who face a flood of new projects along the rivers of the western Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. Hydraulic energy from small dams 'is interesting because of its low environmental costs, but everything has its ...

  • Xylem wins fish pass pump contract for Laos’ run-of-river hydropower dam

    Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, announced today that it has won a contract worth U.S. $19.6 million to provide custom-made Flygt pumps for the Xayaburi run-of-river hydropower dam. The dam is located on the Mekong River in the town of Xayaburi, 80 kilometers south of Luang Prabang in Laos. The ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Enlists Eaton to Lead Electrical Modernization at Philpott Dam Hydropower Facility in Virginia

    Power management company Eaton today announced a $5.4 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, to lead a life extension and electrical modernization project at Philpott Dam in Bassett, Virginia. The agreement includes the design, manufacturing, delivery, installation and commissioning of electrical powerhouse distribution and control systems, as well as ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Climate impact, flood protection and hydraulic engineering

    The climate extremes of recent months have made it very clear again that flooding or extremely dry periods and all their consequences are a challenge that cannot be met without intensive international exchange and joint action. Scientists, business experts, politicians and representatives of municipalities and countries from the whole of Europe will meet at acqua alta, to be held in Hamburg from ...

  • Eaton to Showcase Power Management Solutions for Solar and Energy Storage Systems at Solar Power International Booth #2922

    Power management company Eaton will highlight a range of solutions and engineering services to help customers maximize their renewable energy investments at Solar Power International 2015, from September 15 through 17 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. At booth #2922, visitors can meet with the company’s application experts and see its industry-leading products. Eaton ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Eaton Showcasing Power Management, Electrical Modernization Solutions for Hydropower Utilities at HydroVision Booth #4057 from July 15 through 17

    Power management company Eaton will showcase an expanded portfolio of solutions and services for hydropower generation customers at HydroVision International 2015 booth #4057, from July 15 through 17 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Eaton provides a wide range of solutions and life extension services designed to help optimize the performance of new and existing hydropower ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Eaton to Showcase Expanded Range of Power Management Solutions for Solar and Energy Storage Systems at Intersolar North America 2015 Booth #8221

    Power management company Eaton will showcase an expanded range of electrical balance of system (BOS) solutions for utility, commercial, and OEM solar customers at Intersolar North America 2015, from July 14 through 16, in booth #8221, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. Eaton will also deliver a presentation on deploying utility-scale solar and energy storage systems at the event, ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Black & Veatch Signs Contract with Electricidade De Moçambique to Study Development Of Hydropower

    Kansas City, Mo. - Mozambique’s national power company, Electricidade de Moçambique, has awarded Black & Veatch a contract funded under a U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) grant to study the feasibility of using the lower Lurio River, in northern Mozambique, as a hydropower source. Black & Veatch has started work on the project and is currently evaluating three schemes to ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Mud Cat MFD-1000 Dredges Operating in the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers

    Multiple amphibious, multi-function dredges from Mud Cat are operating in Iraq to clean various dams and barrages that are positioned along the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Iraq’s Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) purchased the MFDs to remove accumulated silt, sand, and vegetation at each dam’s basin. By performing regular dam maintenance, Iraq’s MWR can maintain the designed ...

  • Divers install eccentric plug valve in reservoir tunnel

    A team of specialist divers – working in a cramped, water-filled tunnel 20 metres beneath the surface of a reservoir – has just completed installation of an eccentric plug valve to control water flow.The valve and associated equipment has been supplied to United Utilities by Viking Johnson (www.vikingjohnson.com), a world leader in the supply of pipe joints and ...


    By Viking Johnson

  • Eaton Ensures Fast and Reliable Connections with New Stepless Shear Bolt Connectors

    Power management company Eaton recently announced that its latest stepless shear bolt connector is now available to complement the line of 600 A deadbreak connector systems from its Cooper Power Systems business. With stepless bolt and friction disc technology, the new shear bolt ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Black & Veatch professionals to share hydropower solutions at Waterpower Xvi Conference

    Black & Veatch hydropower and hydraulic structures experts will share their knowledge and proven solutions at the Waterpower XVI conference July 27-30 in Spokane, Wash. “Interest in hydropower has surged with the worldwide focus on renewable energy,” said Dan McCarthy, President and CEO of Black & Veatch’s global water business. “Hydropower projects are truly sustainable. In addition to ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Abengoa and Daelim sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of water projects

    Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors has signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) in Seoul, last December 3rd, with the South Korean company Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd to develop large water projects all over the world. This strategic alliance allows the two ...


    By Abengoa

  • The diverse benefits of hydropower

    With recent floods making headlines in Austria and Germany over the last few weeks, protection against flooding has become a widely discussed issue. Though they are rarely given a second glance, hydropower dams are a first line of defence against flood damage. The RENEXPO HYDRO as part of the RENEXPO Austria taking place in the Messezentrum Salzburg from November 28 - 30, 2013 will showcase a ...


    By Energy-Server - REECO GmbH

  • Fuel Fire Runoff Fouls Spokane River

    SPOKANE, Washington, July 26, 2007 (ENS) - A spectacular fire that destroyed a fuel warehouse in North Spokane late Monday has spilled oil into the Spokane River that crews from the state Department of Ecology now are working to contain. 'We have no idea how much oil escaped,' said Ecology spokeswoman Jani Gilbert. The warehouse is owned by Whitley Fuel LLC, Spokane's largest Shell ...

  • Eaton Launches New Online Catalog to Simplify Ordering Pre-Fabricated Electrical Assemblies

    Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of its catalog of high quality, innovative electrical components pre-assembled for contractors. The new B-Line™ series Ruff-IN™ solutions feature Eaton’s best-selling and most rigid brackets in pre-assembled solutions that are designed to provide lower total installed cost. Ideal ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Small Hydro could add up to Big Damage

    A belief that small hydropower systems are a source of clean energy with little or no environmental problems is driving the growing interest in mini, micro, and pico hydro systems that generate from less than 5 kilowatts up to 10 megawatts of energy. Hydropower appears to be the cleanest and most versatile of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Advanced stormwater and river modelling and management

    The City of Austin, USA, has selected MWH Soft"s InfoWorks SD and InfoWorks RS for advanced stormwater and river modelling and management. Situated on the Colorado River, the city has three man-made lakes within its limits: Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin, and Lake Walter E. Long, all on the river. The foot of Lake Travis, including Mansfield Dam, is also located within the city limits. This complex ...


    By Innovyze

  • Advanced stormwater and river modeling and management

    The City of Austin, TX, has selected MWH Soft"s InfoWorks SD and InfoWorks RS for advanced stormwater and river modeling and management. Situated on the Colorado River, the city has three man-made lakes within its limits: Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin, and Lake Walter E. Long, all on the river. The foot of Lake Travis, including Mansfield Dam, is also located within the city limits. This complex ...


    By Innovyze

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