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Generator rewind bids sought by U.S. for 130-MW Barkley

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to rewind generator No. 1 at the 130-MW Barkley hydroelectric project on the Cumberland River in Kentucky. Bids are due Sept. 7.

The Corps' Nashville District took bids in July to repair and paint tainter gates at Barkley, in Lyon County, Ky. The project is among nine Corps hydropower plants on the Cumberland that a study found need as much as $470 million in repairs.

The Corps now seeks bids to disassemble the generator, inspect and test bearings, replace stator windings and stator core, reinsulate damaged rotor poles, replace air coolers and piping, and reassemble the unit. The work is valued at between $5 million and $10 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W912P511R0014 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

Bids are due by 2 p.m, Central time, Sept. 7. For information, contact Eric Choate, Contracting Officer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, P.O. Box 1070, 801 Broad St., Nashville, TN 37202-1070; (1) 615-736-7946; Fax: (1) 615-736-7124; E-mail: james.e.choate@usace.army.mil.

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