Generator rewind bid date extended for 810-MW Lower Granite in U.S.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the estimated due date for bids to rewind main generator Unit 3 at the 810-MW Lower Granite hydroelectric project on the Snake River in Washington. Bids now are to be due about April 6, 2010.

The Corps previously said it expected to take bids about March 16. (HydroWorld 1/14/10) The Corps’ Walla Walla District took bids in September 2009 to supply vertical turbine pumps for the project.

The current solicitation is to include installation of a government-furnished stator winding on Unit 3, a Westinghouse generator rated at 143,105 kilovolt-amperes. Work includes disassembly of the generator, removal of rotor, cleaning, testing, pole repair and painting, old winding removal, stator core inspection, installation of new winding and testing, reassembly and commissioning. Additional optional work items might be ordered as they are encountered during the work.

The work, which is to be performed between July and December 2010, is estimated to cost between $5 million and $10 million.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering Solicitation No. W912EF10R0014 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Proposals are to be due no sooner than 30 calendar days after the solicitation issuance. The listed April 6 due date is an estimate.

For information, contact Phyllis Buerstatte, Contract Specialist, Corps of Engineers, 201 N. Third Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362; (1) 509-527-7211; Fax: (1) 509-527-7802; E-mail:

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