Machining bids sought for 637-MW California project

Sacramento Municipal Utility District seeks bids for turbine machining services at its 224-MW White Rock powerhouse, part of the 637.257-MW Upper American River hydroelectric project in California. A pre-bid conference is set Sept. 17, with bids due Oct. 2.

SMUD seeks machining services for White Rock Units 1 and 2. Work is to include: inspecting and measuring the turbine in each unit, including checking head covers and bottom rings for parallelism and level; machining upper and lower facing plates; and, checking bores for wicket gate bushings for concentricity and perpendicularity.

SMUD estimates the value of the work to be $1 million.

A recommended pre-bid teleconference is scheduled for Sept. 17. To register for the teleconference, contact Gary Van Meter: (1) 916-732-5603; E-mail:

A summary of the solicitation, No. 080475.GV, may be obtained from SMUD’s electronic bid solicitation system on the Internet at Site registration is required to obtain solicitation documents.

Proposals are due Oct. 2 at SMUD’s Supply Chain Services Office in Sacramento. For information, contact Van Meter.

SMUD previously issued a solicitation, No. 080266.GV, calling for bids for turbine machining services for the same units. (HNN 6/27/08) It also plans to upgrade governors and turbine shutoff valve controls for ten units in seven powerhouses of the project (No. 2101).

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