Lignum Vitae North America has been awarded a contract to supply a water-lubricated main guide bearing for the 574.54-MW Conowingo hydropower project in Maryland.
Located on the Susquehanna River, Conowingo Dam was completed in 1928 and is one of the largest non-federal hydroelectric plants in the United States.
Lignum Vitae said the conversion to its water-lubricated main guide bearings will provide “maximum uptime and lower maintenance cost.”
Bob Shortridge and Phil Thompson talk about Lignum Vitae’s work at the Osage hydropower project, qualities that make the ‘its self- and water-lubricated bearings unique, and the advantages the company’s wooden bearings can offer over synthetics. You can watch the interview here
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