U.S. seeks transformer for 635-MW Ice Harbor

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply a generator step-up transformer for 635-MW Ice Harbor Dam on the lower Snake River in Washington. Bids are due March 5, 2010.

The Corps’ Walla Walla District took bids in February to supply a 40-ton replacement tailrace gantry crane for Ice Harbor. (HydroWorld 1/13/10) The Corps plans to replace turbines at Ice Harbor with “fish friendly” advanced turbines and last year awarded a contract to Destron Fearing for passive integrated transponder technology for fish counting at Ice Harbor.

The agency now seeks design, manufacture, and installation oversight of a 134,000 kilovolt-ampere, 13.2/115 kilovolt ODAF three-phase Class II generator step-up transformer and accessories.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W912EF10Q0014 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due March 5. For information, contact Vicky Challis, U.S. Army Engineer District, Walla Walla, 201 N. Third Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876; (1) 509-527-7210; E-mail: vicky.r.challis@usace.army.mil.

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