Corps awards runner parts contract for 2,160-MW John Day

The Corps of Engineers has awarded a $600,178 contract to Waite Specialty Machine Works Inc. of Longview, Wash., to supply internal parts for the turbine runner in Unit 16 at 2,160-MW John Day Dam.

Bids for the work for the John Day project, on the Columbia River in Oregon, were due Jan. 17 and a contract awarded Feb. 23 by the Corps’ Portland District. (HNN 1/12/07)

Work includes casting and rough machining of bronze bushings, and applying self-lubricating material to the bushings. The firm fixed-price contract also covers fabricating and final machining of steel parts. The steel parts are forgings, structural steel, castings, and specialty steel.

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