Alstom Hydro to refurbish power plant in USA

22 November 2007 - Alstom Hydro in Canada has been awarded a contract valued at more than $80m the US Army Corps of Engineers for the refurbishment of ten Francis turbines at the Chief Joseph hydropower plant situated on the Columbia River near Bridgeport, in the state of Washington, USA.

The scope of work includes the engineering, model test, manufacturing, site installation and commissioning of ten new runners of 3.8 meters in diameter. Refurbishment will bring up the turbines' output from the present 71 MW to 88 MW each, an increase of 20 per cent.

Engineering is already under way at the company's division in Sorel-Tracy, Canada, with the project scheduled for completion in 2013. Manufacturing of these turbines will be carried out at the Sorel-Tracy factory.

"We are particularly proud to serve once again a client like the US Army Corps of Engineers with whom we have a longstanding working relationship", says Claude Lambert, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alstom Hydro USA. "This contract is a confirmation that Alstom Hydro's technical solutions meet the expectations of its client."

Alstom Hydro is a joint venture between Alstom and Bouygues.

Sponsored by FLSmidth

Related Articles

DOE invests in coal gasification research

The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected four projects to receive funding for next-generation gasification systems that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Awardees will receive about $16 million to advance the gasification process.

GE, Alstom deal expected to close mid-2015

GE (NYSE: GE)'s deal to purchase Alstom’s power assets for $16.9 billion is on track to close mid-2015, according to the head of GE’s power business.

Follow Power Engineering on Twitter
Latest News

S. Africa court dismisses Westinghouse nuclear generator replacement dispute

A South African court dismissed a filing from Westinghouse Electric Co. asking to reopen bidd...

IAEA urges India to tighten nuclear safety regulations

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is pressing India to tighten its nuclear safety...

Caterpillar's C280 Genset enters China offshore market

Caterpillar Oil & Gas will supply six of its Cat C280-16 offshore generator sets (gensets...

Justices divided over EPA mercury limits

The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt on the Obama administration's first-ever...

Report: Global wind power installations increased by 42% in 2014

Global wind power installations grew 42 percent year-over-year, according to a new report con...

Low carbon standard passes Ill. Senate committee

An Illinois Senate committee passed a bill that would establish a low carbon standard that wo...

Russia to build two nuclear power reactors in Jordan for $10bn

Russia signed a $10 billion deal to build Jordan’s first nuclear power plant.

Iowa top officials on opposites sides in EPA lawsuit

Iowa's governor and attorney general were on opposite sides of a case argued Wednesday at the...

Power Engineering Current Issue

03/01/2014
Volume 118, Issue 3
1403PE-cover
Products Showcase
Dynamic Fluoride Ion cleaning DFIC of industrial natural gas turbines Hi-Tech Furnace Systems

Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning of IGT Parts

The Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning (DFIC) Process from Hi-Tech Furnace Systems is able to clean deep, narrow cracks of oxides by cycling between negative, atmospheric, and positive pressure.

Archived Articles

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

Power Industry Wire News

Earthstone Energy, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results

Earthstone Energy, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results

Chicago's Lakeshore Recycling Systems Helps Change a Life on March 27 Airing of the Steve Harvey Show

Chicago's Lakeshore Recycling Systems Helps Change a Life on March 27 Airing of the Ste...

East West Petroleum Corp.'s CEO David Sidoo Interviewed by The Energy Report

East West Petroleum Corp.'s CEO David Sidoo Interviewed by The Energy Report

Perma-Fix Schedules Fourth Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call

Perma-Fix Schedules Fourth Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call

Murray Energy's Controlling Interest of Foresight Creates U.S. Coal Mining Giant, an Industrial Info News Alert

Murray Energy's Controlling Interest of Foresight Creates U.S. Coal Mining Giant, an In...

Power Engineering

Article Archives for Power Engineering Magazine

Continuing Education

Professional Development Hours

To access a course listing associated to a specific topic listed below, click on the topic of choice from the list below.

Latest Energy Jobs

View more Job Listings >>