Eaton wins Corps contract for Fort Randall upgrades

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract worth $1,410,000 to Eaton Corp. to upgrade switchgear and transformers at the Fort Randall hydropower plant.

The work, offered by the Corps’ Omaha District, calls for the replacement of six 480 VAC switchgear and the replacement of Fort Randall’s service transformer banks 2 and 4 with two new 1,000 KVA !3.8 kV/480V dry-type station transformers.

The Fort Randall hydroelectric project is located on the Missouri River in southeastern South Dakota. It, along with the Corps’ other Missouri River facilities, has been undergoing an upgrade and modernization initiative in recent years. Also included are the Big Bend, Fort Peck, Garrison, Gavins Point and Oahe plants.

Most recently, reported Fort Randall would receive eight upgraded turbines and controls in December 2015.

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