U.S. seeks discharge ring repairs at 86.4-MW Blue Mesa

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to repair draft tube discharge rings at the 86.4-MW Blue Mesa hydro plant, part of the 1,747.184-MW Colorado River Storage Project near Montrose, Colo. Bids are due Sept. 29, 2009.

BuRec took bids in September for machine monitors for Blue Mesa, 31.5-MW Crystal, and 173.334-MW Morrow Point, also in the Colorado River project. (HydroWorld 9/10/09)

In the current solicitation, the agency seeks a contractor to repair draft tube discharge rings for Blue Mesa’s two Francis turbines. The turbine diameter is 10 feet, while the discharge ring diameter is 8 feet, 1 inch.

The rings have been damaged by cavitation. A previous repair attempt by the installation of steel plates failed. The contractor must remove remaining plates prior to weld repair and devise the best method to repair the damage.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. 09SP408292 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. Prospective contractors must register in the government’s Central Contractor Registration database, www.ccr.gov.

Bids are due Sept. 29. For information, contact Mic Nelson, Contract Officer, Bureau of Reclamation, SLC 125 S. State St., Room 6107, Salt Lake City, UT 84138; (1) 801-524-3681; E-mail: mnelson@uc.usbr.gov.

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