U.S. reissues notice for generator work at 198-MW Folsom

The Bureau of Reclamation reissued notice it plans to request proposals to rewind three generators and replace excitation equipment at the 198.72-MW Folsom Dam hydroelectric plant. The solicitation was expected about Dec. 19, with bids due Feb. 19, 2009.

BuRec previously issued notice in June that it planned to request proposals for the generator work in August. (HNN 7/23/08) However, it never issued the solicitation.

Work involves all three turbine-generators at the project, on the American River north of Folsom, Calif. BuRec estimates the value of the work to be greater than $10 million.

The contractor is to remove and dispose of three sets of armature windings, stator cores, and excitation systems. It is to furnish and install armature windings, stator cores, and digital excitation systems; evaluate generators for mechanical limitations and perform modifications; and remove, refurbish, and reinstall field poles.

The contractor is to remove and reinstall on-line generator performance monitoring system components for replacement of stator cores and windings. It is to furnish spare parts for armature windings, field poles, and excitation systems.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities’ Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. 09SP200017 in the �Quick Search� box. Bidders wanting drawings must register on the bidders’ list at http://ideasec.nbc.gov. Prospective bidders must register in the government’s Central Contractor Registration database, www.ccr.gov.

For information, contact Don Neal, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Room E-1815, Sacramento, CA 95825-1898; E-mail: dneal@mp.usbr.gov.

Other work also is planned for equipment at Folsom power plant, part of the federal Central Valley Project. Earlier this year, BuRec awarded a $7.1 million contract to Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation to supply replacement runners for all three Folsom turbines. (HNN 10/10/08)

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