U.S. seeks spillway modification at 4.5-MW Echo Dam

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, U.S. 6/21/12 (PennWell) — The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids for spillway modification at Utah’s 4.5-MW Echo Dam. Bids are due July 3.

Echo Dam is a 158-foot-tall zoned earthfill structure that was constructed between 1927 and 1931 as part of the Weber River Project to help supply supplemental irrigation water to 109,000 acres west of the Wasatch Mountains. The dam is operated by the Weber River Water Users Association.

The bureau awarded an $18.4 million contract in 2011 to PNK Constructors LLC for dam safety excavation work at the project.

Reclamation now seeks: installation of soldier piles on the left side of the spillway and excavation on the left and right sides of the spillway; demolition of the parapet wall atop the dam and portions of the concrete spillway; jet grouting beneath the crest structure; installation of drains and filter material; construction of new crest structure and parapet wall; installation of low-voltage electrical distribution equipment; refurbishment of four gate hoists and four 18- by 17-foot spillway radial gates.

The work is valued at between $10 million and $25 million and is to be completed by April 2015.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. R12PS40027 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due July 3. For information, contact Michaela Nelson, Contract Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation – UC – SLC 125 S. State St., Salt Lake City, UT 84138; (1) 801-524-3681; E-mail: mnelson@usbr.gov.

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U.S. seeks spillway weir repair at 132.3-MW Gavins Point

YANKTON, S.D., U.S. 4/4/12 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to remove and replace damaged concrete on the spillway weir of 132.3-MW Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River. Bids are due April 27.

The Corps’ Omaha District previously announced it planned to seek bids for the work at Gavins Point, in Nebraska and South Dakota. The agency took bids in 2010 to remove and replace spillway expansion joint seals at the dam.

The Corps now seeks bids from small businesses for the spillway weir repair. Work is to include repair or removal and replacement of damaged concrete. The job is to require 120 days at an estimated cost of $150,000 to $250,000.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9128F12B0011 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. Contractors interested in inspecting the site are to contact Bryan Bradley, Corps of Engineers, (1) 402-667-2560, E-mail: bryan.j.bradley@usace.army.mil.

For information, contact Donald D. Miller, U.S. Army Engineer District, Omaha, 1616 Capitol Ave., Omaha, NE 68102-4901; (1) 402-995-2051; E-mail: donald.d.miller@usace.army.mil.