U.S. calls conference on turbine wicket gate seals work at 49-MW Lost Creek Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a pre-solicitation conference to obtain contractor information about plans to replace turbine wicket gate seals at 49-MW Lost Creek Dam on Oregon’s Rogue River. Pre-registration is required by Oct. 2 for the Oct. 9 conference.

Lost Creek Dam began service in 1977 as part of the Rogue River Basin Project. The Corps’ Portland District took bids in 2011 for asbestos and lead abatement at Lost Creek and 20 other dams and hydro projects in Oregon.

The Portland District said the project has two vertical Francis turbines supplied by Boving & Co. rated at 33,800 horsepower at a net head of 275 feet. Each unit has 24 wicket gates that control flow of water from the scroll case to the turbine. At the top and bottom of each wicket gate there are bronze seals that are badly worn allowing excessive water to leak when gates are closed. Work to replace the seals is expected to cost $500,000 to $1 million.

The Corps has scheduled a pre-solicitation conference at 10 a.m., Pacific time, Oct. 9 at the Rogue River Basin Project Office at Lost Creek Dam at Trail, Ore. Pre-registration requests are due by e-mail to the address below by 4 p.m., Pacific time, Oct. 2.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9127N13R0036 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

For information, contact Amy Wong, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Contracting Division, CECT-NWP, P.O. Box 2946, Portland, OR 97208-2946; (1) 503-808-4608; E-mail: amy.a.wong@usace.army.mil.


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