U.S. extends exciter replacement bid date for 525-MW Libby Dam

The Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids for replacement of five excitation systems at 525-MW Libby Dam on the Kootenai River in Montana. Bids now are due Jan. 12, 2010.

The Corps previously called for bids by Jan. 5 to replace the five excitation systems. (HydroWorld 12/9/09) The Corps’ Seattle District announced in February it would award a contract to ABB Power Generation Inc. for 16 excitation systems for Libby and for 2,457.3-MW Chief Joseph Dam in Washington. (HydroWorld 2/18/09)

The Corps seeks design, supply, and installation of five excitation systems at Libby, including removal of existing static exciters, repairing the concrete floor, and installing and testing new units. New units are to include automatic voltage regulators, power system stabilizers, and power potential transformers.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W912DW10R0011 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. Bidders must register on the Central Contractor Registration Internet site, www.ccr.gov.

Bids to be due by 2 p.m. Jan. 12. For information, contact Renee R. Heerhartz, U.S. Army Engineer District, Seattle, Attn: CENWS-CT, P.O. Box 3755, Seattle, WA 98124-3755; (1) 206-764-3478; E-mail: renee.r.heerhartz@usace.army.mil.

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