Canada utility extends switchgear bidding for 180-MW Bridge River 1 hydro project

Canadian utility BC Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to replace generator switchgear at the 180-MW Bridge River 1 hydroelectric project in British Columbia. Bids now are due Sept. 15.

BC Hydro previously called for bids by Aug. 28.

The 492-MW Bridge River generating system, on Bridge River, includes 180-MW Bridge River 1, 248-MW Bridge River 2, 22-MW La Joie (or Lajoie) Dam, 42-MW Seton Dam, and Terzaghi Dam. BC Hydro recruited firms in January to supply transformers to various BC Hydro facilities including Bridge River 1. It took bids last year to replace low-voltage circuit breakers and related equipment at Bridge River 2.

The utility now seeks bids for design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of generator switchgear and related equipment at Bridge River 1.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from British Columbia’s BC Bid Internet site, Click on Browse, then Browse Using the Advanced Search, Document Number 2009.

Bids now may be submitted via the BC Bid site until 11 a.m., Pacific time, Sept. 15. For information, contact Purchasing Department, Quotations, BC Hydro and Power Authority, Bid Station (main floor), 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia V3N 4X8 Canada; (1) 604-623-4346; E-mail:; Internet:,

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