U.S. seeks scour repair at three hydro projects on Arkansas’ McClellan-Kerr system

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform scour damage repair at dams of three hydro projects on the Corps’ McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. Bids are due July 16.

The Corps’ Little Rock District solicited information in April on firms capable of performing scour damage repair at the three projects. The Little Rock District held an industry day in June to meet with contractors about work on its facilities and hydropower projects. The Little Rock District’s mission includes 12 multi-purpose lakes, 13 locks and dams, 308 miles of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System and seven hydroelectric projects.

The Corps now seeks bids for repair of scouring holes utilizing preplaced aggregate methodology at 115-MW Ozark Lock & Dam; James W. Trimble Lock & Dam (Arkansas River Lock & Dam 13), the location of Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp.’s 32.4-MW Clyde T. Ellis hydro plant (No. 3043); and 142-MW Dardanelle Lock & Dam.

Work is to include repair of eroded concrete in the wet on end sills on the lock wall side, stilling basins near the lock wall, and lock walls on the river side. The work is valued at $1 million to $5 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9127S14R0004 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due July 16. For information, contact Marcus Mitchell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District, 700 W. Capitol Ave., Room 7315, Little Rock, AR 77201; (1) 501-340-1253; E-mail: marcus.d.mitchell@usace.army.mil.

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