Corps Industry Day rescheduled, now being held at HydroVision event

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has rescheduled an Industry Day workshop on hydropower project rehabilitation, moving it to the venue of the HydroVision International Conference and Exhibition in Charlotte, N.C.

The Corps’ Nashville District originally invited contractors and suppliers to attend the workshop in May in Nashville, with a focus on the Corps’ Cumberland River Basin hydro system. However, major flooding in Nashville forced postponement of the event. (HydroWorld 5/12/10)

The Corps now invites contractors and suppliers to a rescheduled Industry Day, July 26 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The Industry Day is included among pre-conference activities of the HydroVision conference, which runs July 27-30 at the convention center. (HydroWorld 7/9/10)

The Nashville District solicited responses in February and March from firms interested in five contracts for design of hydropower plant rehabilitation, electrical and mechanical design, and design for operation and maintenance tasks. (HydroWorld 2/8/10)

A 2008 assessment of equipment at nine Corps hydropower plants on the Cumberland in Tennessee and Kentucky found a need for up to $470 million in repairs. (HydroWorld 6/26/08) At that time consulting engineer MWH studied nine Cumberland River projects: 130-MW Barkley, 135-MW Center Hill, 36-MW Cheatham, 100-MW Cordell Hull, 54-MW Dale Hollow, 61-MW Laurel, 100-MW Old Hickory, 28-MW J. Percy Priest, and 270-MW Wolf Creek.

The Industry Day is to present information about the upcoming Nashville District hydropower rehabilitation program. The project will consist of hydropower plant maintenance and repair design tasks in which the project primarily requires electrical or mechanical engineering expertise. Task orders will include operation and maintenance projects with emphasis on quick response.

The Industry Day schedule includes: Noon registration and networking; 1 p.m. discussion of Cumberland River Basin hydropower rehabilitation program; 2 to 3 p.m. questions. The event will be held at Charlotte Convention Center, Room 209B/210B, 501 S. College St., Charlotte, NC 28202.

Pre-registration is strongly recommended due to limited space. Registration should be completed by July 20 via the Corps Internet site, www.lrn.usace.army.mil/industry. Company representation might be limited.

A solicitation notice is available from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W912P509S0004 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. For information, contact Ray Kendrick, Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, Room A-604, 110 9th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203; (1) 615-736-7932; E-mail: ray.kendrick@usace.army.mil.

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