U.S. seeks exciter replacements at 6,809-MW Grand Coulee

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids for replacement of excitation systems of six generating units undergoing overhaul in the Third Power Plant at the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee project. Bids are due Oct. 21, 2009.

BuRec awarded a $2 million contract in March to MWH Americas Inc. for planning and management of the proposed overhaul of Units G-19 through G-24 that have been in service since the mid-1970s on the Columbia River in Washington. (HydroWorld 3/3/09) It also plans to seek bids for stator repair on Generator G-19. (HydroWorld 9/4/09)

BuRec said it seeks six new digitally controlled excitation systems complete with power potential transformers, power circuit breakers, rectifier bridges, and interconnecting medium-voltage alternating current busways. Removal of existing equipment and modifications to current busways also are required.

The solicitation may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. 09SP101718 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. Prospective contractors must register in the government’s Central Contractor Registration database, www.ccr.gov.

Bids are due Oct. 21. For information, contact Susie Kramer, Contracting Officer, Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Regional Office, 1150 N. Curtis Road, Suite 100, Boise, ID 83706; (1) 208-378-5156; E-mail: skramer@pn.usbr.gov.

Ring seal gate hoist system sought for Grand Coulee

BuRec also seeks bids by Sept. 22 for a ring seal gate hoist system from Grand Coulee. The system is required to position large hydro gate structures and components during teardown and overhaul of the project.

The hoist system is to consist of two 20-ton capacity low-headroom chain hoist units that roll along an I-beam to position gate components. The units are to be electrically operated and include a remote control unit.

The solicitation may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. 09SQ171553 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due Sept. 22. For information, contact Pam Marrs, Purchasing Agent, Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 620, Code 7810, Grand Coulee, WA 99133; (1) 509-633-9152; Fax: (1) 509-633-9175; E-mail: pmarrs@pn.usbr.gov.

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