Thrust collar removal sought by U.S. at 1,312-MW Glen Canyon

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to heat and remove thrust collars from 200-horsepower vertical Francis turbines at 1,312-MW Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River near Page. Bids are due Nov. 1.

Reclamation took bids in May to re-babbitt guide bearings at Glen Canyon. Glen Canyon has been undergoing major renovation, including replacement of eight turbines.

Reclamation said it has a Large Business Commercial Item requirement for equipment, components, and workers to heat and remove the thrust collars. Each unit has a spring-bed thrust bearing that employs a thrust collar held to the vertical shaft by a retaining plate, keyway, and tight interference fit.

The work is required on three occasions: December 2011-January 2012, October-November 2012, and August-September 2013.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering Solicitation No. R12PS44003 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due Nov. 1. For information, contact Lori Greene, Purchasing Agent, Bureau of Reclamation – UC – GC Dam 805 Bureau St., P.O. Box 1477, Page, AZ 86040; (1) 928-645-0430, E-mail:

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