Canada utility seeks wicket gates refurbishment at 133-MW Great Falls hydro project

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to refurbish turbine wicket gates at the 133-MW Great Falls hydroelectric project in Manitoba. Bids are due Sept. 10.

Great Falls is among a half-dozen Manitoba Hydro generating stations on the Winnipeg River. Units at Great Falls are taken down every three years for maintenance. Manitoba Hydro took bids in July to perform civil construction related to refurbishment of the Unit 4 turbine-generator.

The utility now seeks bids for refurbishment of one full set of 20 wicket gates for Great Falls Unit 4. The work has been divided into two items, each for refurbishment of identical half-sets of 10 wicket gates.

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

Bids are due by 4 p.m., Central time, Sept. 10. 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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