Canada utility seeks switchgear work at 479-MW Grand Rapids, 165-MW Seven Sisters hydro projects

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for circuit breakers and switchgear modifications at the 479-MW Grand Falls and 165-MW Seven Sisters hydroelectric projects in Manitoba. Bids are due May 20.

Manitoba Hydro called for bids in April for a broad range of civil engineering services to its dams, hydroelectric projects and other facilities in Manitoba.

Built in 1968 on the Saskatchewan River, Grand Rapids features four turbine-generators. Seven Sisters was built in 1952 on the Winnipeg River and includes six generating units.

Manitoba Hydro seeks one low-voltage circuit breaker as well as 600-volt switchgear modifications for each project.

The solicitation may be obtained from the Canadian Public Tenders Internet site under

Bids are due by 4 p.m., Central time, My 20. For information, contact Manitoba Hydro, Purchasing Dept., P.O. Box 1287 STN MAIN, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2Z1 Canada; Fax: (1) 204-360-6130; E-mail:; Internet:

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