Gantry crane rehab sought for 558-MW Bonneville Second

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids to rehabilitate an intake gantry crane at the 558-MW Second Powerhouse of 1,076.6-MW Bonneville Dam, on the Columbia River in Oregon. Bids are expected to be due June 22.

The Corps took bids in 2009 to repair a generator in the Second Powerhouse, one of 20 units at the Bonneville Dam hydroelectric project. (HydroWorld 8/10/09)

The gantry crane rehabilitation is to include the main and auxiliary hoist systems, with replacement of all electrical and mechanical equipment including motors and controls. A new operator cab and a new electrical equipment enclosure are to be installed.

The work, valued at between $1 million and $5 million, is to be completed by October 2011.

A solicitation is to be issued about May 21 on the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, with bids expected to be due June 22.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the same website by entering solicitation No. W9127N10R0021 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. For information, contact Frank A. Gutierrez, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Contracting Division (CECT-NWP), P.O. Box 2946, Portland, OR 97208-2946; (1) 503-808-4619; E-mail: frank.a.gutierrez@usace.army.mil.

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