U.S. seeks information on 18 proposed generator overhauls at 6,809-MW Grand Coulee hydro project

Grand Coulee Dam

The Bureau of Reclamation requests information from industry sources on its plans to modernize generators G1-G18 at the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee Dam hydroelectric project. Responses are due Oct. 1.

Reclamation held an industry day in July to update vendors on the upcoming overhaul and uprate of generating units G19-G21 at the project’s 4,215-MW Grand Coulee Third Power Plant. The agency took bids in April to supply impeller replacements and stator rewinds at the project’s 314-MW John W. Keys III Pump-Generating plant. Other Grand Coulee developments are the 1,155-MW Left Power Plant, the 1,125-MW Right Power Plant.

Reclamation said modernization of G1-G18 is to include replacing generator windings, core, governors, controls, excitation and protective relays. It said it seeks industry comments on four proposed procurement scenarios.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. R15PS01728 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Responses are due Oct. 1. For information, contact Misty Gates, Contract Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation – PN – Regional Office, 1150 N. Curtis Road, Suite 100, Boise, ID 83706-1234; (1) 208-378-5079; E-mail: mgates@usbr.gov.
 

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