U.S. awards mechanical component machining contract at 115-MW Ozark hydro project

Ozark Hydropower Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $1.16 million contract to Highway Machine Co. to perform final machining of mechanical components for the 115-MW Ozark hydroelectric project on the Arkansas River in Arkansas.

Highway Machine of Princeton, Ind., is to perform final machining of a low speed gear, gear shaft, and forged blank pinions.

The low speed gear and gear shaft are located at the 60-MW Webber Falls hydroelectric project on the Arkansas River in Oklahoma, while two forged blank pinions are located at Ozark powerhouse on the Arkansas River in Arkansas. The mechanical components are to be shipped to the fabrication facility then shipped to the Ozark project, which has been undergoing rehabilitation.

The Corps' Little Rock District took bids for the work in July.

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