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

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to replace generator switchgear at the 180-MW Bridge River 1 hydroelectric project in British Columbia. A site visit is scheduled Aug. 5, with bids due 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. A site visit is scheduled at 8:30 a.m., Pacific time, Aug. 5. Those planning to attend must register five days before.

Bids may be submitted via the BC Bid site until 11 a.m., Pacific time, Aug. 28. 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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