Excitation equipment to be replaced in U.S. Snake River system

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids to replace equipment in the Snake River excitation system, encompassing exciters in three major hydroelectric projects in Washington.

The Corps’ Walla Walla District plans to replace 12 unit exciters: Units 4-6 at 810-MW Lower Granite, Units 4-6 at 810-MW Lower Monumental, and Units 1-6 at 810-MW Little Goose.

The Corps of Engineers already plans to take bids in May to supply replacement gantry cranes at Lower Granite and Lower Monumental. (HydroWorld 4/5/10) With 635-MW Ice Harbor, the plants are the four large Corps hydro projects on the Lower Snake River. (HydroWorld 9/24/09)

The current solicitation is to include new digital exciters, molded case circuit breakers, exciter cubicles, fuse cabinets, regulator cabinets, power potential transformers, digital controls, collector ring assemblies, and associated cabling and wires. The work is to require three years, dependent upon spring runoff and fish passage windows that generally provide seven to nine months of on-site work access, July-March.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W912EF10R0002 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

A solicitation notice is expected to be issued in April, with proposals to be due no sooner than 30 calendar days after the solicitation issuance. A listed May 12 due date is an estimate.

For information, contact Jani Long, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, 201 N. Third Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876; (1) 509-527-7209; E-mail: jani.c.long@usace.army.mil.

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