U.S. plans grouting project at 270-MW Wolf Creek Dam

The Corps of Engineers plans to seek proposals for a grout curtain for 270-MW Wolf Creek Dam, on the Cumberland River in Kentucky. The Corps said it would issue a solicitation for proposals July 14.

The Corps intends to award an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity construction contract for a 4,250-foot-long, double-line grout curtain and a work platform. The grout curtain will be on the upstream slope of the dam embankment and just upstream of the concrete portion of the dam on a sloping cone section and over water. The length of the curtain over water is less than 200 feet.

Before and after construction, the contractor will measure inclinometers in the diaphragm wall and surface monuments on the dam crest. The contractor is to monitor 150 piezometers weekly. About 20 piezometers will be installed.

The work has an estimated price of $25 million to $100 million.

The solicitation (No. W912P5-06-B-0004) is to be issued July 14 on the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fedbizopps.gov. For information, contact Beryl Newsome, Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, P.O. Box 1070, 801 Broad St., Nashville, TN 37202-1070 USA; (1) 615-736-7933; E-mail: beryl.c.newsome@usace.army.mil.

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