Corps awards contract for brake ring replacement at 110-MW Detroit hydropower plant

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded Wagstaff Inc. a US$38,849 contract to replace a brake ring at the 110-MW Detroit hydroelectric plant on Oregon's North Santiam River.

The Corps' Portland District most recently solicited bids for the work in November,which calls for Wagstaff to supply one A36 steel brake ring.

As per the solicitation, the brake ring is to be divided into eight segments, each being 7 feet long, 2 feet wide, 2.5 inches thick, and weighing 800 pounds each.

HydroWorld.com reported in January 2011 that the Corps was looking for bids to construct a new fish collection system at Detroit Dam.

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