Washington firm to replace substation at 2,457-MW Chief Joseph

SEATTLE, Wash., U.S. 11/23/11 (PennWell) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $1.5 million contract to Burke Electric L.L.C. to replace a substation at 2,457.3-MW Chief Joseph Dam, on the Columbia River near Bridgeport, Wash.

The Corps' Seattle District took bids for the work in September. Chief Joseph has been undergoing refurbishment for several years.

Burke, of Bellevue, Wash., is to remove an SQ0 and CQ03 480-volt substation and furnish, install, and test a new CQ03.1 and CQ03.2 480-volt substation. The work includes conduit, cable tray, wiring, disconnects, transformers, switchboards, enclosures, annunciator panel, and core drilling for conduit access.

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