U.S. to seek bids for coating work at 250-MW Yellowtail

The Bureau of Reclamation is preparing a request for proposals to remove coating systems and recoat components of its 250-MW Yellowtail Dam power plant, on the Big Horn River 90 miles southeast of Billings.

BuRec said it plans to issue a solicitation package about Dec. 13. Proposals would be due Jan. 4, 2008, with bids to be opened Jan. 15, 2008.

Yellowtail Dam power plant is one of five hydropower plants in the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin project. (HNN 3/15/06)

Refurbishment work is to include removal of coating systems from interior and exterior surfaces of 84-inch hollow jet valves, the downstream face of ring follower gates, and interior surfaces of penstocks from the ring follower gates to plunger stainless steel ring seal sets. The contractor also is to prepare surfaces and apply new coating systems.

The work is expected to cost from $250,000 to $500,000.

The solicitation notice is to be available on the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering the solicitation number, 08SI603760, in the �Quick Search� field. To obtain a complete solicitation package including specifications and drawings, contractors must send a fax request to Hart BlackEagle, Bureau of Reclamation, Fax: (1) 406-247-7798.

Proposals are due Jan. 4, 2008, to the address below. For information, contact Gerri Voto-Braun, Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Regional Office, GP-3800, 316 N. 26th St., Room 2031, Billings, MT 59101; (1) 406-247-7809; E-mail: gvoto@gp.usbr.gov.

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