AMP-Ohio seeks preliminary construction at three Ohio River projects

American Municipal Power-Ohio Inc. (AMP-Ohio) invites applications for pre-qualification to design and build cofferdams for three Ohio River hydroelectric projects totaling 191 MW. Responses are due Sept. 26.

AMP-Ohio, which represents 119 municipal utilities in five states, plans to pre-qualify contractors for the preliminary construction work at the 84-MW Cannelton, 72-MW Smithland, and 35-MW Willow Island projects, all to be built on Corps of Engineers locks and dams. In June, it named MWH owner’s engineer, to provide engineering design services for the projects. (HNN 6/4/07)

The solicitation includes the cofferdam work, plus preparation of foundations for future powerhouses at each site. A contract for construction of cast-in-place reinforced-concrete powerhouses is expected to be included in a future solicitation.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained, beginning Aug. 29, upon request to MWH at the address below. Applications for pre-qualification are due by 2 p.m. CDT Sept. 26 to the address below with a copy to AMP-Ohio.

For information, contact MWH Americas Inc., Attn: Ms. Stani Atanassov, 175 W. Jackson Blvd., 19th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-2814; (1) 312-831-3369. Also, see AMP-Ohio’s Internet site,

AMP-Ohio operates 42-MW Belleville, competes for 48-MW Byrd

AMP-Ohio plans to develop Willow Island (No. 6902), on the Ohio between West Virginia and Ohio, as an agent for licensee New Martinsville, W.Va., an AMP-Ohio member. AMP-Ohio itself will be licensee for Smithland, (No. 6641) between Kentucky and Illinois, near Smithland, Ky.; and Cannelton, (No. 10228) between Kentucky and Indiana, near Cannelton, Ind.

AMP-Ohio already operates the 42-MW Belleville project (No. 6939) on the Ohio in West Virginia. Additionally, AMP-Ohio and the city of Wadsworth, Ohio, are competing against two other applicants for a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission preliminary permit to study another Ohio River project in West Virginia and Ohio, 48-MW Robert C. Byrd Dam, previously called the Gallipolis project.

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