The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a contract worth nearly $4 million to Enerfin Inc. to replace coolers on 18 generators at 6,809-MW Grand Coulee Dam in Washington.
Enerfin, of St.-Hubert, Quebec, is to manufacture and deliver the coolers over the next seven years, BuRec said March 12. The coolers remove heat from air circulating inside generators of Grand Coulee’s Right and Left power plants.
Completed in 1942, Grand Coulee has 33 generators in three power plants, a pumping plant, and three switchyards. (HNN 4/21/06)
Contract awarded for Grand Coulee floating barrier
In a separate announcement, BuRec awarded a $545,000 contract to Metalite Industries Inc. of Spokane, Wash., to furnish and install a new 6,500-foot safety barrier at Grand Coulee.
The new barrier will replace a log boom just upstream of Grand Coulee Dam that keeps boats on Lake Roosevelt at a safe distance from project facilities.
The new boom will be a series of 20-foot-long, foam-filled aluminum pontoons developed by Metalite. Work is expected to begin within two months and should be completed by June, BuRec said March 6.