UPDATE – U.S. again extends bid date for 2,457-MW Chief Joseph

The Corps of Engineers again is extending its deadline for proposals to supply replacement runners for 16 turbines at 2,457.3-MW Chief Joseph Dam, on the Columbia River near Bridgeport, Wash. The new bid date is Nov. 9.

The Corps’ Seattle District said it wants a contractor to supply replacement runners and to refurbish vertical Francis-type turbines of Units 1-16. (HNN 10/18/06) There are two different designs: Units 1-4, 15, and 16, supplied by S. Morgan Smith Co.; and Units 5-14, supplied by Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Co.

The contractor is to design, model test, manufacture, deliver, install, commission, and test a replacement runner and appurtenances for a Newport News unit. Upon satisfactory testing of the prototype, the contractor will fabricate and deliver replacement runners and appurtenances for the remaining nine Newport News units. Only two units will be available for runner replacement at the same time. The government could exercise a contract option to replace existing runners and refurbish wetted surfaces for the six S. Morgan Smith units.

For information about the solicitation, No. W912DW-06-R-0009, contact Sonya Lira, U.S. Army Engineer District, Seattle, Attention: CENWS-CT, P.O. Box 3755, Seattle, WA 98124-3755; (1) 206-764-6741; E-mail: sonya.l.lira@usace.army.mil.

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