U.S. extends call for governor replacement at six Missouri River hydro projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to manufacture and supply up to 36 digital governors to six major hydroelectric projects on the Missouri River. Bids now are due Sept. 16.

The Corps’ Omaha District previously called for bids by Sept. 10. It took information last year on firms able to perform the work.

The agency seeks all work necessary to design and furnish governor control retrofit equipment to convert the existing Woodward and Pelton hydraulic cabinet actuator governors to electronically controlled hydraulic turbine governors. Turbine types include Kaplan, fixed-blade Kaplan and Francis units.

Work is to be performed at six projects in the Omaha District: 132.3-MW Gavins Point, 320-MW Fort Randall, 494-MW Big Bend, 786-MW Oahe, 517.8-MW Garrison and 185.3-MW Fort Peck.

The estimated cost range of the single award task order contract is $7 million with the possibility of the purchase of up to 36 main unit digital governors over five years.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9128F15R0025 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids now are due by 2 p.m., Central time, Sept. 16. For information, contact Wayne Weidenhamer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, 1616 Capitol Ave., Omaha, NE 68102-4901; (1) 402-995-2074; E-mail: wayne.c.weidenhamer@usace.army.mil.

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