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

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek 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 expected to be due in August.

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 said it expects to issue a solicitation in early May for modeling, manufacturing, and installation of two new runners, including removal of existing runners at the hydro plant near Oak Ridge, Ore.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering solicitation No. W9127N10R0063 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

A solicitation is to be issued in early May with bids to be 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:

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