BC Hydro seeks penstock leak detection at 180-MW Bridge River 1

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids for penstock leak detection at the 180-MW Bridge River 1 hydroelectric project, with options to perform similar work at another five hydro plants in British Columbia. Bids are due May 31.

BC Hydro took bids in October for project management of maintenance and capital projects on the four-plant, 492-MW Bridge River generating system. The system also includes the 248-MW Bridge River 2, 22-MW Lajoie, and 42-MW Seton hydro plants. ABB received a contract in 2011 to supply transformers and excitation as part of replacement and upgrade of the Bridge River system.

The utility currently seeks bids for design, fabrication, delivery, and installation of a penstock leak detection system on the Unit 2 penstock at Bridge River 1. A pre-planned outage is scheduled from Sept. 16 through Nov. 7 to accommodate the work.

As an option, over the next five years, BC Hydro might require similar systems for penstocks of Units 1, 3, and 4 of Bridge River 1 as well as penstocks of up to another five generating stations.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from British Columbia’s BC Bid Internet site, www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca. Click on Browse, then Browse Using the Advanced Search, Document Number 1523.

Bids may be submitted via the BC Bid site until 11 a.m., Pacific time, May 31. For information, contact Purchasing Department, Quotations, BC Hydro and Power Authority, Bid Station (courier desk/main floor), 333 Dunsmuir St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5R3 Canada; (1) 604-623-4346; E-mail: bidstation@bchydro.com; Internet: www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca, www.bchydro.com.

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