Crane rehab sought for Corps' Selden Dam in Alabama

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for rehabilitation of a 17-ton spillway crane at Selden Dam on Alabama's Black Warrior River. Site visits must be completed by Feb. 3, with bids due Feb. 15.

Selden Lock and Dam forms Warrior Lake on the Corps' Black Warrior-Tombigbee Lake System. Although Selden is not a hydropower project, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a preliminary permit to Warrior Hydro LLC to study building the 20-MW A.I. Selden Lock and Dam project (No. 13013) at the dam.

In a set-aside for small business, the Corps seeks rehabilitation of the spillway crane including cleaning, repairing, spot painting, and replacing equipment. The contractor also is to prepare reports and load test the unit.

Site visits are to be completed by Feb. 3. Visits are to be scheduled by contacting James Curry by e-mail at

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering solicitation No. W9127811R0027 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

Bids are due by 2 p.m., Central time, Feb. 15. For information, contact Rodney A. Watson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District, Mobile, P.O. Box 2288, 109 Saint Joseph St., Mobile, AL 36628-0001; (1) 251-690-2536; Fax: (1) 251-441-5139; E-mail:

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