U.S. awards penstock gate rehab at 120-MW Lookout Point

The Corps of Engineers’ Portland District has awarded a contract to Triad Mechanical Inc. to refurbish penstock gates at 120-MW Lookout Point Dam in Lowell, Ore.

The Corps awarded a $1.49 million contract July 2, 2009, to Triad, of Portland. The contractor was chosen from among seven bidders. (HydroWorld 6/11/09)

The contract is to include one gate rehabilitation per year for three years, working from September to mid-January. The Corps said the work has incremental funding of $800,000 for fiscal year 2009.

Originally valued at from $1 million to $5 million, the work includes removing gates from service, transporting them off site, removing lead paint, sandblasting, metalizing, and painting. Work also includes replacement of gate roller chains, sheaves, wire ropes, gate seals, and sacrificial anodes.

The Corps awarded a $19.1 million contract to Voith Hydro in 2008 to provide turbine runners for Lookout Point. (HydroWorld 10/10/08) The hydroelectric project began operation in 1954 on the Middle Fork of the Willamette River.

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