U.S. seeks generator excitation at 494-MW Big Bend hydro project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to replace generator excitation systems on eight units of the 494.3-MW Big Bend hydroelectric project on the Missouri River in South Dakota. A site visit is scheduled Oct. 29 with bids due Nov. 20.

The Corps’ Omaha District previously extended a deadline for questions from prospective bidders until Oct. 30.

It took bids in September to manufacture and supply up to 36 digital governors to Big Bend and five other major hydroelectric projects on the Missouri River. It also awarded a contract last year to Emagineered Solutions Inc. for waterstop repairs in upstream monolith joints at the project.

The Omaha District now seeks bids for design, manufacture installation, testing and commissioning of eight digital static excitation systems for Units 1-8 at Big Bend powerhouse.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9128F15R0015 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. Questions may be submitted to the address below by Oct. 30. A site visit is scheduled Oct. 29.

Bids are due Nov. 20. For information, contact Alexander Mueller, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, CENWO-CT-C, 1616 Capitol Ave., Omaha, NE 68102-4901; (1) 402-995-2045; E-mail: alexander.d.mueller@usace.army.mil.

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