Canada utility seeks hydropower equipment health assessments

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Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks proposals for engineering consulting services to perform equipment health rating assessments of the utility's hydroelectric facilities in British Columbia. Proposals are due Dec. 19.

BC Hydro took proposals in November for engineering consulting firms to engineer water retention and conveyance structures over at least seven years. It also seeks firms by Jan. 15 to supply transformers to various facilities including the 180-MW Bridge River 1 hydroelectric project and by Dec. 10 for site preparation for the 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project.

BC Hydro now seeks proposals to perform equipment health rating assessments of turbines, generators, governors, exciters, transformers and circuit breakers at 32 grid-connected generating stations. It is anticipated that one mechanical engineer and two electrical/protection and control engineers will be required to perform about 165 equipment health ratings for fiscal 2015-2017.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from British Columbia's BC Bid Internet site, Click on Browse, then Browse Using the Advanced Search, Document Number 1924.

Bids may be submitted via the BC Bid site until 11 a.m., Pacific time, Dec. 19. For information, contact Jason Yuen, BC Hydro, E-mail:; or Purchasing Department, Quotations, BC Hydro and Power Authority, Bid Station (main floor), 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia V3N 4X8 Canada; (1) 604-623-4346; E-mail:; Internet:,

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