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Reclamation awards contract for work at 6.4-MW Guernsey hydro plant

Moltz Constructors Inc. has won a contract worth US$7.8 million for structural modifications at Wyoming's 6.4-MW Guernsey Dam hydroelectric plant.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation last solicited bids for the work in August.

Reclamation says the work includes the removal of a concrete parapet wall and concrete in the back wall, shaft lining, and tunnel lining; placing cast-in-place concrete for new south spillway overlay walls and weir wall, and parapet wall; concrete repairs to back wall, shaft lining, and tunnel lining; excavation of existing dam embankment; construction of two-stage filter of sand filter and gravel drain materials at dam embankment and north spillway wall; installing collector drains; removing left drum gate and abandoned drum gate control piping and control valves; and rehabilitation of right drum gate.

The Guernsey Dam is part of Reclamation's North Platte project, which extends 111 miles along the North Platte River Valley from Guernsey to Brideport, Neb.

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