Nashville flooding postpones Corps Industry Day

Due to flooding in Nashville, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has postponed an Industry Day workshop on plans to rehabilitate hydropower projects.

The Corps’ Nashville District had invited contractors and suppliers to attend the workshop, with a focus on the Corps’ Cumberland River Basin hydro system. (HydroWorld 4/30/10) The event had been scheduled May 13.

A new date for Industry Day will be announced when it is established.

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.

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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