Corps seeks penstock gate rehab at 120-MW Lookout Point

The Corps of Engineers’ Portland District seeks bids for refurbishment of penstock gates at 120-MW Lookout Point Dam in Lowell, Ore. Bids are due June 22, 2009.

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 project began operation in 1954 on the Middle Fork of the Willamette River.

The successful bidder is to perform one gate rehabilitation per year for three years, working from September to mid-January. The work, valued at from $1 million to $5 million, 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 solicitation, No. W9127N-09-B-0013, can be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering the solicitation number, without hyphens, in the “Quick Search” box. Inquiries are to be submitted via the ProjNet-Bid system on the Internet at

Bids are due by 2 p.m. PDT June 22 to the bid room, Corps of Engineers, Contracting Division, 10th Floor, Robert Duncan Plaza Building, 333 S.W. 1st Ave. Portland, OR 97208. The primary point of contact is Randy Montalbano, Contract Specialist, (1) 503-808-4614; Fax: (1) 503-808-4605; E-mail:

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