BC Hydro to seek cooling water piping for 180-MW Bridge River 1

Canadian utility BC Hydro invites expressions of interest in replacing cooling water piping for four generating units of the 180-MW Bridge River 1 hydroelectric project in British Columbia. Responses are due Oct. 21.

BC Hydro took bids in May for penstock leak detection at Bridge River 1, with options to perform similar work at another five hydro plants in British Columbia. It also took bids in 2012 for project management of maintenance and capital projects on the four-plant, 492-MW Bridge River generating system. ABB received a contract in 2011 to supply transformers and excitation as part of replacement and upgrade of the Bridge River system.

The utility now announces its intent to seek bids for design, supply, and installation of a new cooling water system for Units 1-4 and removal and disposal of the existing 60-year-old system. The work is scheduled during a full plant outage from April-June 2015.

A notice of intent 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 NOI 1643. BC Hydro said it expects to issue a request for proposals in November.

Expressions of interest may be submitted via the BC Bid site until 11 a.m., Pacific time, Oct. 21. For information, contact Nova Tjie, BC Hydro, (1) 604-528-7799; E-mail: nova.tjie@bchydro.com; or 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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