U.S. extends bid deadline for generator rewinds at 980-MW McNary

The Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to rewind ten generators at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon. Bids now are due July 10, 2009.

The Corps previously called for bids by June 16. (HydroWorld 4/29/09) The agency said it plans to complete two installations within six months, each year for five years. (HydroWorld 4/23/09) The work will involve Units 1 through 4 and 7 through 12 and is expected to cost more than $10 million. The contractor must begin work within 14 days after it receives a notice to proceed and complete it by Dec. 31, 2014.

The contractor is to design, manufacture, and deliver stator bars and accessories; disassemble and reassemble generators; remove old stator coils; install and test new stator windings and accessories; remove old turbine shaft sleeves and install new shaft sleeves on each unit; furnish, install, and test new switches, temperature read-outs, and automatic control of unit heaters for ten units; and remove and dispose of existing rotating exciters.

The solicitation may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities website, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W912EF09R0018 in the “Quick Search” box.

Bids are due by 2 p.m. July 10. For information, contact Phyllis Buerstatte, U.S. Army Engineer District, Walla Walla, 201 N. Third Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876; (1) 509-527-7211; Fax: (1) 509-527-7802; E-mail: phyllis.l.buerstatte@usace.army.mil.

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