UPDATE – Manitoba Hydro extends bid dates for 200-MW Wuskwatim

Manitoba Hydro has extended the due dates for proposals to supply and install gates and other equipment at the 200-MW Wuskwatim hydroelectric project on the Burntwood River in northern Manitoba.

Bids in the two solicitations are now due in October. (HNN 8/28/2007)

In one tender (No. 014021), Manitoba Hydro calls for proposals to design, manufacture, supply, and install intake gates, guides, and hoists. Proposals now are due Oct. 9.

In the other tender (No. 014022), proposals are sought to design, manufacture, supply, and install spillway gates, guides, hoists, and a spillway stoplog monorail crane. Proposals now are due Oct. 23.

Construction of Wuskwatim’s infrastructure began in August 2006 with work on a 48-kilometer access road to the powerhouse site at Taskinigup Falls. Manitoba Hydro also named General Electric Canada to design, manufacture, and supply turbine-generator equipment.

Wuskwatim Power L.P., a partnership of Manitoba Hydro and Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, is developing the C$1.3 billion (US$1.23 billion) project. It expects Wuskwatim will be completed in 2012.

Documents for the two new tenders can be obtained from Manitoba Hydro’s Internet site, www.hydro.mb.ca. Information on other possible tender opportunities for Wuskwatim is available from the utility’s site, www.hydro.mb.ca/cgi-bin/tenders.pl?group=wuskwatim.

In addition to the two new open tenders, Manitoba Hydro is considering proposals submitted in July for a general civil contractor to build the project.

Proposals must be accompanied by a bid bond and consent of surety to issue a performance bond. For information, contact Lucena Scanion, Manitoba Hydro, Purchasing Department, Fax: (1) 204-474-4972; E-mail: lscanion@hydro.mb.ca.
Second bid date changed to Oct. 23 from Oct. 11.

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