U.S. awards $984,000 controls contract for Hoover, Davis, Parker

The Bureau of Reclamation announced Aug. 1 it awarded a $984,358 contract to Koontz Electric Co. Inc. to install unit control modernization equipment for 26 large generating units at 2,078.8-MW Hoover, 255-MW Davis, and 120-MW Parker dams on the Colorado River.

Koontz, of Morrilton, Ark., is to remove and dispose of mechanical and analog control equipment in service for more than a decade at Hoover in Arizona and Nevada, Davis in Arizona, and Parker in California. It then will install unit controls, governor controls, relay protection, and voltage regulators featuring new digital technology, and provide support during commissioning and testing of equipment. (HNN 5/30/07)

The contracted work is to be completed in 2012, BuRec said.

The control modernization equipment is being supplied under a $5.7 million fabrication contract BuRec awarded to L&S Electric Inc., of Schofield, Wis., in October 2006. L&S Electric is to design, manufacture, and commission the new equipment.

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