Corps awards crane rehab contract at 402-MW Dworshak

The Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District announced it awarded a $2.9 million contract to rehabilitate two 350-ton bridge cranes at the 402-MW Dworshak Dam hydroelectric project in Idaho.

The Corps named Crane Technologies Group Inc., of Rochester Hills, Mich., winning bidder for the work. (HNN 2/10/09) In that solicitation, the Corps estimated the price for the work could range from $1 million to $5 million.

The Corps announced the $2.9 million contract award April 15.

Mechanical and structural tasks include the replacement of wire rope, motor couplings, bearings, the operator’s cab, and the operator’s controls; modification or replacement of mounting bases for motors and brakes; and supply of guardrails. Crane Technologies Group is to engineer and design new system components. Electrical work is included.

The three-unit Dworshak began generating electricity in 1973 on the Clearwater River.

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