Reclamation awards contract for work at Idaho’s Palisades hydroelectric facility

BOISE, Idaho 7/3/12 (PennWell) — D.H. Ortega Construction LLC has been awarded a US$408,945 contract by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for repairs at the 176.564-MW Palisades hydropower plant in Idaho.

The work includes repairs to the stilling basin concrete and the replacement and construction of an oil containment system.

Reclamation last solicited bids for the project in May, after awarding a contract worth $25 million to Andritz for the rehabilitation of four turbines in April 2011.


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Reclamation awards contract for hatchery work

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. 3/16/12 (PennWell) — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a contract worth US$150,000 for work at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery.

The hatchery is one of three that was built by Reclamation as a fish mitigation facility for the construction of Grand Coulee Dam, which is about 100 miles to the east.

The contract, awarded to Macnak Construction of Lakewood, Wash., calls for the excavation and installation of two manholes on an existing water intake pipeline.

Reclamation says the work is scheduled to begin April 18 and be finished by the end of the month.