Canada utility seeks air coolers for 67.5-MW Strathcona hydro project

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to supply 16 air coolers for the 67.5-MW Strathcona hydroelectric project on the Campbell River in British Columbia. Bids are due March 6.

BC Hydro took bids in December to supply intake gates to the 47-MW Ladore hydroelectric project with an option to supply gates to Strathcona. The utility is in the process of upgrading Ladore, Strathcona and the 126-MW John Hart project, all in the Campbell River region of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island.

BC Hydro now seeks bids for design, fabrication and supply of 16 air coolers, also called radiators or heat exchangers, for the Strathcona power plant. Work includes: a site survey of the generating station to confirm data measurements and complete design; design, including preparation of shop drawings and equipment performance summary; fabrication and shop testing; and delivery of equipment by Aug. 15.

A solicitation notice and response form may be obtained from British Columbia’s BC Bid Internet site, Click on Browse, then Browse Using the Advanced Search, Document Number RFP 1769. Completed response forms are to be submitted by 11 a.m., Pacific time, March 6.

For information, contact BC Hydro and Power Authority, Purchasing Dept., Quotations, Bid Station (Courier Desk/Main Floor), 333 Dunsmuir St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5R3 Canada; (1) 604-623-4346; E-mail:; Internet:;

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