Bid date set for electrical installations at 600-MW Richard B. Russell

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for installation of main circuit breakers and a static frequency converter system and replacement of excitation systems at the 600-MW Richard B. Russell hydroelectric project on the Savannah River in Georgia. Bids are due Nov. 7.

The Corps’ Savannah District previously said it expected to issue a solicitation about Oct. 24. The Corps took bids in 2010 to design a plan to correct vibration of pump-turbine generating Units 5 and 6 at Russell.

The latest work is to include replacement of the main unit breakers for Units 1-8 with government-furnished SF6 15-kV breakers, replacement of static excitation systems for Units 5-8 with government furnished systems, and installation of a government-furnished static frequency converter system.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering solicitation No. W912HN11R0045 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due at 2 p.m., Eastern time, Nov. 7. For information, contact Jara N. Tartt, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District, Savannah, Attn.: CESAS-CT, P.O. Box 889, Savannah, GA 31402-0889; (1) 912-652-5078; E-mail:

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