U.S. seeks 16 turbine runners for 2,457-MW Chief Joseph

The Corps of Engineers plans to seek proposals to supply replacement turbine runners in 16 units of 2,457.3-MW Chief Joseph Dam, on the Columbia River near Bridgeport, Wash. A solicitation was to be issued about April 17, with proposals due Aug. 17.

The Corps’ Seattle District needs a contractor to supply replacement runners and to refurbish vertical Francis-type turbines of Units 1-16. There are two different designs: Units 1-4, 15, and 16, supplied by S. Morgan Smith Co.; and Units 5-14, supplied by Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Co.

The contractor is to design, model test, manufacture, deliver, install, commission, and test a replacement runner and appurtenances for a Newport News unit. Upon satisfactory testing of the prototype, the contractor will fabricate and deliver replacement runners and appurtenances for the remaining nine Newport News units. Only two units will be available for runner replacement at the same time. The government could exercise a contract option to replace existing runners and refurbish wetted surfaces for the six S. Morgan Smith units.

The Corps expects the solicitation to be available for download April 17. It will be issued as an Electronic Bid Set on the Federal Technical Data Solution (FedTeDS) Internet page, https://www.fedteds.gov. No disks will be mailed.

For information, contact U.S. Army Engineer District, Seattle, Attention: CENWS-CT, P.O. Box 3755, Seattle, WA 98124-3755. Contact: Lee Stratford, (1) 206-764-6659; E-mail: kinsley.l.stratford@nws02.usace.army.mil.

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