Missouri firm to refurbish, paint tainter gates at Arkansas’ 340-MW Bull Shoals Dam

Hartman-Walsh Painting Co. has received a $3.8 million contract to refurbish and paint tainter gates at 340-MW Bull Shoals Dam on Arkansas’ White River.

The Corps’ Little Rock District took bids for the work in August.

Hartman-Walsh, of St. Louis, is to perform work including blast cleaning and painting of gates, refurbishing of side seals, replacing flexible grease lines, providing bird protection and providing rigid grease piping from a catwalk to flexible grease lines on the tainter gates. Other work includes miscellaneous structural repairs and lead-based paint abatement. The Corps’ solicitation had valued the work at more than $10 million.

The Southwestern Power Administration called for bids in March to replace protective relay and control switchboard panels at Bull Shoals and 90-MW Norfork Dam on the North Fork River. SWPA solicited information in 2013 on a proposal to change the type of cabling used in Bull Shoals powerhouse.

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