U.S. takes bids for rock anchors at Bluestone Dam

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. 6/12/12 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for installation of 278 high-capacity multi-strand rock anchors at Bluestone Dam on the New River in West Virginia. Bids are due July 12.
The Corps’ Huntington, W.Va., District previously scheduled a site visit for June 18.

Based on current hydrologic and structural criteria, the Corps’ Dam Safety Assurance Program found potential exists for initiation of failure of Bluestone Dam at a water elevation below the top of the dam. A downstream hazard assessment indicates there is sufficient justification to modify the project to accommodate 100 percent of probable maximum flood.

The dam, which contains 55 monoliths, began operation in 1948. Work on the Bluestone Dam stability project began in 1998 and is being accomplished in five phases. The Corps currently plans to seek bids for Phase 4, which includes installation of high-strength anchors, primarily over the stilling basin.

The majority of the 278 anchors are to have 61 strands up to 270 feet in length. The contract is to consist of a base of 104 anchors with eight options: 14 anchors, 12 anchors, 13 anchors, 11 anchors, 22 anchors, 27 anchors, 39 anchors, and 36 anchors. The work is valued at $25 million to $100 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W9123712R0005 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. A site visit and pre-proposal conference were scheduled June 18.

For information, contact Erin Bradley, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, Attn.: CELRH-CT, 502 8th St., Huntington, WV 25701-2070; (1) 304-399-5169; E-mail: erin.e.bradley@usace.army.mil.

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U.S. takes bids for elevator work at 2,160-MW John Day

¬†PORTLAND, Ore., U.S. 2/29/12 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for refurbishment of elevators at the 2,160-MW John Day project on the Columbia River in Oregon. Bids are due March 15.

The Corps’ Portland District previously said it expected to issue a request for proposals in February with bids due in March.

The Corps seeks all materials and labor to ensure the station service and Bay 9 elevators meet codes. Shafts are to be upgraded to proper fire rating, with fire detection installed at all landings. New electrical and mechanical equipment is to be provided for each elevator.

The work is expected to cost between $1 million and $5 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9127N12R0006 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due March 15. For information, contact Jeffrey Renner, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Contracting Division (CECT-NWP), P.O. Box 2946, Portland, OR 97208-2946; (1) 503-808-4630; E-mail: jeff.s.renner@usace.army.mil.

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