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U.S. Seeks Electrical Upgrades
at 603-MW Ice Harbor

by Pennwell
HydroWorld, October 6, 2011

WALLA WALLA, Wash., -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for low-voltage and DC systems upgrades at the 603-MW Ice Harbor hydroelectric project on the Snake River in Washington. Bids are due Oct. 28.

The Corps' Walla Walla District took bids in April for design-build construction work at Ice Harbor and other hydro projects in the Snake River Basin of the Pacific Northwest.

The Corps currently seeks design, construction, and installation of an SQ2 low-voltage (480-volt) switchgear panel including new transformers, breakers, and annunciation. The work is to include new breakers in the existing SQ0 and SQ1 low-voltage switchgear panels and installation of new cabling as needed. The contract also is to include design, construction, and installation of new 125-volt DC battery system switchboards and chargers, including installation of new batteries and lifting, safety, and monitoring equipment.

The work is valued at $1 million to $5 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering solicitation No. W912EF11R0012 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

Bids are due Oct. 28. For information, contact Elaine M. Vandiver, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, 201 N. Third Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876; (1) 509-527-7221; E-mail:

U.S. Seeks Electrical Upgrades at 603-MW Ice Harbor
HydroWorld, October 6, 2011

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