U.S. extends crane overhaul bidding for 6,809-MW Grand Coulee

The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the deadline for bids to modify crane controls in the Third Power Plant at the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee hydroelectric project. Bids now are due Oct. 19.

Reclamation previously called for bids for crane control modifications by Oct. 6, as well as for overhaul of three generating units Nov. 16 at Grand Coulee’s Third Power Plant on the Columbia River, about 90 miles west of Spokane, Wash. Reclamation also planned to take bids soon for replacement of switchyard relays and installation of a communication system for the Third Power Plant.

The bureau seeks upgrade and modernization of the control systems of six large power plant cranes. The cranes currently have constant-speed mechanical control systems that are to be replaced with digital variable-frequency drive control systems.

The cranes include three bridge cranes, 50-ton Ederer No. 4, 270-ton Ederer No. 1, and 275-ton Ederer No. 2; and three gantry cranes, 275-ton Forebay Gantry Crane, 270-ton Draft Tube Gantry Crane, and 2,000-ton RAHCO Gantry Crane.

The work is valued at between $10 million and $25 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. R10PS10035 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. Prospective contractors must register in the government’s Central Contractor Registration database, www.ccr.gov.

Bids now are due Oct. 19. For information, contact Joseph Pratt, Contracting Officer, Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Regional Office, 1150 N. Curtis Road, Suite 100, Boise, ID 83706; (1) 208-378-5139; E-mail: jpratt@usbr.gov.

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