U.S. seeks crane rehab at 130-MW Barkley, 100-MW Old Hickory

The Corps of Engineers seeks bids to rehabilitate bridge cranes at the 130-MW Barkley and 100-MW Old Hickory hydroelectric projects on the Cumberland River in Kentucky and Tennessee. Bids are due March 31, 2010.

Barkley, in Lyon County, Ky., and Old Hickory, in Sumner County, Tenn., are among nine Corps hydropower plants on the Cumberland that a study found need as much as $470 million in repairs. (HydroWorld 6/26/08)

The 275-ton bridge cranes are to be modernized and rehabilitated to ensure safe and reliable operation during upcoming rewind and turbine rehab work. Contractors are to replace cab, wire rope, controls, lights, control wiring, power wiring, motors, seals, couplings, and brakes. In addition, load brakes are to be bypassed and their reducers, drums, and drive systems are to be inspected and serviced.

Pre-solicitation notices may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W912P510R0005 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. Solicitation documents are to be made available on the Internet site. Prospective bidders must register at the Central Contractor Registration database, www.ccr.gov.

Bids are due March 31. For information, contact Kristal Jones, Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, P.O. Box 1070, 801 Broad St., Nashville, TN 37202-1070; (1) 615-736-7916; E-mail: Kristal.r.jones@usace.army.mil.

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