U.S. sets new bid date for turbine blade rehab at 2,160-MW John Day

PORTLAND, Ore., U.S. 12/28/11 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the bidding deadline for turbine blade refurbishment at 2,160-MW John Day Dam, on the Columbia River in Oregon. Bids now are due Jan. 6, 2012.

The Corps’ Portland District previously called for bids by Dec. 29. The agency called for information in September on firms capable of supplying a turbine maintenance platform and of performing turbine blade sealing, pinning, and tip gap filling at John Day.

The Corps now seeks bids to perform Kaplan turbine blade sealing, pinning, and tip gap filling for Units 5 and 11 of the John Day powerhouse. Work includes sealing the packings of turbine blades, positioning all blades at the specified angle, testing the seals, performing blade pinning work, and fabricating and installing filler pieces on the blades’ periphery.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W9127N12Q0009 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. Responses are due Jan. 6.

Bidder inquiries are to be submitted via the Internet site https://www.projnet.org/projnet, Bidder Inquiry Key H2QS33-6TR44U. For information, contact Jean Paul Bretz, Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Contracting Division (CECT-NWP), P.O. Box 2946, Portland, OR 97208-2946; (1) 503-808-4632; E-mail: jean.p.bretz@usace.army.mil.

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