U.S. seeks excitation replacement at 27.9-MW Elephant Butte

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to replace excitation systems at the 27.945-MW Elephant Butte hydroelectric project on the Rio Grande in Sierra County, N.M. Bids are due June 30.

Elephant Butte, formerly called Engle Dam, has been operating since 1940 as part of Reclamation’s Rio Grande Project.

Reclamation seeks bids to furnish and install new fully static excitation equipment for the three units in the power plant including fused disconnect switches, power potential transformers, circuit breakers, SCR bridges, digital voltage regulators and limiters, instrumentation, protection, and control components. The work is valued at between $1 million and $5 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. R11PS40012 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due June 30. For information, contact Kent R. Munro, Contract Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation – UC – SLC 125 South State St., Salt Lake City, UT 84138; (1) 801-503-9572; E-mail: kmunro@usbr.gov.

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