Canada utility seeks turbine-generator overhaul at 88-MW Pine Falls hydro project

Provincial utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for turbine-generator overhaul at the 88-MW Pine Falls hydroelectric project on the Winnipeg River in Canada’s Manitoba Province. A site visit is scheduled Oct. 2 with bids due Oct. 11.

Manitoba Hydro recruited environmental consulting services in 2011 to study its Winnipeg River hydroelectric projects including Pine Falls. Completed in 1952, Pine Falls has six turbine-generators. Most recently, Manitoba Hydro has been advancing development of the 695-MW Keeyask and 1,485-MW Conawapa hydroelectric projects.

The Canadian utility now seeks bids for overhaul and refurbishing of turbine-generators and associated mechanical systems at Pine Falls as well as other time-sensitive mechanical services concerning other Manitoba Hydro projects on the Winnipeg River.

The solicitation may be obtained from the Canadian Public Tenders Internet site under http://www.merx.com/English/SUPPLIER_Menu.asp?WCE=Show&TAB=3&PORTAL=MERX&State=7&id=PR278437&src=osr&FED_ONLY=0&ACTION=&rowcount=&lastpage=&MoreResults=&PUBSORT=2&CLOSESORT=0&IS_SME=N&hcode=DGUGpsD6gS6CDNG0HbyD%2bw%3d%3d. A mandatory site visit is scheduled for 10 a.m., Central time, Oct. 2.

Bids are due by 4 p.m., Central time, Oct. 11. 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: purchasing@hydro.mb.ca; Internet: www.hydro.mb.ca.

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