Gantry crane rehab sought by U.S. for 142-MW Dardanelle

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to rehabilitate an intake gantry crane at the 142-MW Dardanelle hydroelectric project on the Arkansas River in Arkansas. Bids are due Jan. 27, 2011.

The Dardanelle project has four generating units that began operation in 1965.

The Corps' Little Rock District seeks bids to rehabilitate the intake gantry crane, including increasing the gantry and main hoist rating to 50 tons from 40 tons. The contractor also is to provide temporary intake gate handling facilities while the gantry crane is out of service.

The work is valued at between $1 million and $5 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering Solicitation No. W9127S11R0001 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box.

Bids are due Jan. 27. For information, contact Michael J. Edwards, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District, Little Rock, 700 W. Capitol, Little Rock, AR 72201; (1) 501-324-5720; E-mail:

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