UPDATE – U.S. again extends bid date for turbines at 603-MW Ice Harbor

The Corps of Engineers extended for a second time the bidding deadline to design and supply two advanced turbines for the 603-MW Ice Harbor hydroelectric project on Washington’s lower Snake River. Bids now are due June 30, 2009.

Bids previously were due June 9 and May 26. (HydroWorld 4/15/09) The Corps previously issued a pre-solicitation notice for the work. (HydroWorld 3/30/09) The solicitation followed industry comments on a draft solicitation for an advanced “fish friendly” hydropower turbine for Ice Harbor.

The Corps said work would include the design and supply of fixed-blade and adjustable-blade turbine runners, to replace existing runners in Units 2 and 3.

The solicitation includes all equipment, labor, materials, and work to design an “improved fish passage environment” fixed-blade turbine. The contractor also is to supply the turbine runner and appurtenant components. Additional requirements would govern the design of an “improved fish passage environment” adjustable-blade turbine, with the optional supply of the adjustable-blade runner and appurtenant components.

The notice is available on the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W912EF09R0004 in the “Quick Search” box.

Bids are due June 30. For information, contact Phyllis Buerstatte, Contract Specialist, Corps of Engineers, 201 N. Third Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362; (1) 509-527-7211; E-mail: phyllis.l.buerstatte@usace.army.mil.

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