Sump pump replacements sought by U.S. for 14-MW Philpott

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply replacement sump pumps at the 14-MW Philpott hydroelectric project in Virginia. Bids are due March 29.

The Corps completed Philpott Dam in 1952 on the Smith River to control flooding, generate electricity, and provide recreation. It has two Francis turbines of 6.7 MW each and a 600-kW unit.

The Corps’ Wilmington District seeks bids to supply and install two 300-gallon-per-minute dewatering pumps and one 1,000-gpm dewatering pump. Work is to be completed by June 30, 2011.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering Solicitation No. W912PM11T0011 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due by 2 p.m. Eastern time, March 29. For information, contact Andrew Fiske, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, 69 Darlington Ave., Wilmington, NC 28403; (1) 910-251-47000; E-mail:

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