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U.S. Seeks Thrust Bearing Shoe Refurbishment
at Lower Monumental, Ice Harbor Dams

by Staff
HydroWorld, June 19, 2014

Lower Monumental dam on the Lower Snake River in southeastern Washington state. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to refurbish thrust bearing shoes at 810-MW Lower Monumental and 603-MW Ice Harbor dams on the Snake River in Washington. Bids are due June 30.

The Corps' Walla Walla District requested information in May on firms able to perform the work. It took bids in April to supply new draft tube and scroll case personnel hoist systems at Monumental and Ice Harbor. It took information May 2 on firms able to perform generator rewinds and turbine cavitation repairs at Lower Monumental and took bids in January to modify a spillway to improve fish passage at Ice Harbor.

In solicitation set aside for small businesses, the Walla Walla District now seeks bids to inspect and refurbish General Electric thrust bearing shoes at the two projects. The contractor is to inspect and refurbish one set of 12 shoes at each project by removing existing babbitt, pouring new babbitt, machining babbitt including provision of oil supply grooves and machining of the shoe backside.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering solicitation No. W912EF14R0022 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

Bids are due June 30. For information, contact Valerie Reller, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, 201 N. Third Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362; (1) 509-527-7215; E-mail:

U.S. Seeks Thrust Bearing Shoe Refurbishment at Lower Monumental, Ice Harbor Dams
HydroWorld, June 19, 2014

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