U.S. plans turbines solicitation at 603-MW Ice Harbor

The Corps of Engineers is preparing to solicit proposals for design and supply of two advanced turbines for the 603-MW Ice Harbor hydroelectric project on the Snake River in Washington.

The Corps issued a pre-solicitation notice, saying proposals would be due about 60 days after the solicitation is issued. The Corps previously called for 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 plant, labor, equipment, materials, incidentals, 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 fixed and adjustable runners are to replace existing runners in Units 2 and 3.

The notice is available on the Federal Business Opportunities website www.fbo.gov by entering solicitation number W912EF09R0004 in the �Quick Search� box.

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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