Replacement runners sought by U.S. for 30-MW Hills Creek

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for replacement of two turbine runners at 30 MW Hills Creek Dam, on the Middle Fork of the Willamette River in Oregon. A site visit is scheduled June 8 with bids due Aug. 24.

The Corps’ Portland District awarded a contract in 2006 to Lehoczky/Vanguard Joint Venture of Bradenton, Fla., for a generator uprate study at Hills Creek. The project was among 13 government dams covered by a 2008 biological opinion designed to make the dams friendlier to fish, to improve river water temperatures, and to improve fish hatchery practices. (HydroWorld 7/14/08)

The Corps seeks modeling, manufacturing, and installation of two new runners, including removal of existing runners at the hydro plant near Oak Ridge, Ore. (HydroWorld 5/7/10)

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W9127N09R0063 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

A site visit is scheduled for June 8. To participate, contact Kathryn A. Newhouse via fax at (1) 503-808-4605 or e-mail at kathryn.a.newhouse@usace.army.mil.

Bids are due by 11:59 p.m., Eastern time, Aug. 24. For information, contact Raymond Greenheck, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District, Portland, Contracting Division (CECT-NWP), P.O. Box 2946, Portland, OR 97208-2946; (1) 503-808-4616; E-mail: raymond.r.greenheck@usace.army.mil.

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