Bidding planned for transformers at U.S. 1,312-MW Glen Canyon Dam

The Bureau of Reclamation plans to seek bids to replace generator step-up transformers at 1,312-MW Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River.

Reclamation expects to issue a solicitation to small businesses in March with a contract to be awarded about July 1.

The agency held industry days in October for contractors interested in replacing the generator step-up transformers as well as generators at Glen Canyon. It previously said it planned to seek bids in March to rebuild four generators at the project.

Reclamation said replacement of the GSU transformers and associated equipment is to include removal of existing equipment and supply and installation of three single-phase two-winding, 13.8-kilovolt to 230-kV 125-megavolt-ampere transformers and nine single-phase two-winding 13.8-kV to 345-kV 125-MVa transformers. Work also includes furnishing and placing in storage one each of the two types of transformer. The construction portion of the work is expected to exceed $10 million.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering Solicitation No. R13PS40020 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

For information, contact Richard Beeman, Bureau of Reclamation – UC – SLC, 125 S. State St., Salt Lake City, UT 84138; (1) 801-524-3808; E-mail:

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