U.S. awards contract for electrical work at 428-MW Hungry Horse

The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $1.7 million contract to Gardner Zemke Co. to replace two circuit breakers and perform other electrical work at the 428-MW Hungry Horse hydroelectric project in Montana.

Contracted work includes new wiring to existing control boards and new terminal boxes. Gardner Zemke, which is based in Albuquerque, N.M., is to complete the work by Oct. 31, 2008.

BuRec Commissioner Bob Johnson said improvements being made under the contract, awarded July 27, are essential to ensure safe and dependable operation of power generation facilities at the dam. Johnson added that Hungry Horse is a vital source of reliable hydropower for the Pacific Northwest. (HNN 3/10/06)

Hungry Horse was completed in the 1950s. It is located in a national park on the north fork of the Flathead River, about 20 miles northeast of Kalispell.

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