U.S. seeks 128 generator brake pad replacements for 980-MW McNary Dam hydro project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply 128 generator brake pads for the 14 main turbine-generators at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon. Bids are due June 8.

The Corps’ Walla Walla District previously called for bids by May 27 to perform crane and crane rail inspection services at McNary. It took bids May 4 to supply 10 valves for McNary’s piping system. Built in 1953 in Umatilla County, Ore., McNary has been undergoing a rehabilitation program by the Corps.

In a solicitation set aside for small businesses, the Walla Walla District now seeks bids to replace 64 brake pads for its General Electric generators and 64 brake pads for its English Electric generators. To be installed by McNary personnel, the brake pads are required during rebuilding of brake assemblies during extended repair outages. Pads currently installed on all 14 units were manufactured by Scan Pac Corp.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W912EF15Q0148 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due June 8. For information, contact Patricia Thomas, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, 201 N. Third Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876; (1) 509-527-7212; E-mail: patricia.thomas@usace.army.mil.

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