Cumberland hydropower rehab is focus of Corps Industry Day

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites contractors and suppliers to attend an Industry Day workshop on plans to rehabilitate hydropower projects, with a focus on the Corps’ Cumberland River Basin hydro system. Pre-registration is due by May 11 for the May 13 event.

The Corps’ 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: 8 a.m registration and networking; 9 a.m. discussion of Cumberland River Basin hydropower rehabilitation program; 10 a.m. questions; 11 a.m.-noon networking. The event will be held at Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt, 1715 Broadway, Nashville, TN; (1) 615-369-5900.

Pre-registration is required by May 11 via the Corps Internet site Company representation is limited to a maximum of three U.S. citizens.

A solicitation notice is available from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering solicitation No. W912P509S0003 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:

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