UPDATE – U.S. seeks bids for turbines at 603-MW Ice Harbor

The Corps of Engineers seeks proposals to design and supply two advanced turbines for the 603-MW Ice Harbor hydroelectric project on the lower Snake River in Washington. Bids are due May 26.

The Corps previously issued a pre-solicitation notice announcing the work. (HNN 3/30/09) That followed industry comments on a draft solicitation for an advanced �fish friendly� hydropower turbine for Ice Harbor. (HNN 1/4/08)

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 would 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 May 26. 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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