U.S. to seek runner blade crack repair at 575-MW Carters

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids for repair of cracks in runner blades of two turbines at 575-MW Carters Dam in Georgia. Bids are expected to be due March 24.

Carters Dam was built in 1977 on the Coosawattee River for flood control and hydropower. Two of its units, Nos. 3 and 4, are reversible pump-turbines.

The Corps plans to issue a solicitation to repair cracks in blades of Units 1 and 2. They are Francis turbines manufactured by Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Co., operating at 163.6 rpm with an original output of 172,000 hp, or 125 MW, at a rated head of 345 feet. Carters’ generators were rewound to 143.75 MW in the early 1990s.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9127811R0033 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are expected to be due March 24. For information, contact Brett A. Bunch, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, P.O. Box 2288, 109 Saint Joseph St., Mobile, AL 36628-0001; (1) 251-690-3420; E-mail: brett.a.bunch@usace.army.mil.

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