U.S. seeks bids to refurbish Jordan Dam intake tower gates

The Corps of Engineers seeks bids to rehabilitate intake tower water quality control gates at B. Everett Jordan Dam on the Haw River in North Carolina. Bids are expected to be due Feb. 2, 2010.

The Corps’ Savannah, Ga., District said the intake tower is a square concrete structure divided into two halves with a total of 12 metal sluice gates. Each half is equipped with six gates: one emergency gate, one service gate, one 6-foot by 6-foot water quality control gate, and three 8-foot by 8-foot water quality control gates. The water quality control gates allow flow into the structure from different depths while the service gates are used to control water discharge from the reservoir. Each gate is operated by a hydraulic cylinder connected to a hydraulic system.

The work is to include stem guide repairs on the six 8-foot by 8-foot water quality control gates, electrical and hydraulic systems rehabilitation, and incidental work. The work is expected to cost between $250,000 and $500,000.

Although the Corps facility has no hydropower, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has licensed Hydro Matrix L.P. to build the 4.4-MW Jordan hydroelectric project (No. 11437). (HydroWorld 7/25/07) Hydro Matrix awarded a contract in 2008 to China Huadian Engineering Co. to supply generating equipment. (Hydro Review October 2008)

A solicitation document is expected to be issued in electronic format about Jan. 8. A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W912HN10B0003 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. Prospective bidders must register at the Central Contractor Registration database, www.ccr.gov, and the On-line Representations and Certification system, http://orca.bpn.gov.

Bids are expected to be due by 2 p.m. Eastern time Feb. 2. For information, contact Candy Rudner, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, CESAS-CT, P.O. Box 889, Savannah, GA 31402-0889; (1) 910-251-4436; Fax: (1) 910-251-4454; E-mail: candy.s.rudner@usace.army.mil

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