Canada utility extends call for equipment inspection for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

Keeyask Hydropower Plant

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has extended the deadline for bids to provide inspection of equipment manufacturing for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project in Manitoba. Bids now are due Jan. 13.

Manitoba Hydro previously called for bids by Jan. 6 to provide inspection of equipment manufacturing and by Feb. 6 to supply generator circuit breakers for Keeyask, which is being built on the Lower Nelson River.

The utility took bids Dec. 4 to supply governors for Keeyask. Voith Hydro received a contract in September for seven vertical propeller turbine-generators at the project. Keeyask is being built by BBE Hydro Constructors Limited Partnership consortium including Bechtel, Barnard Construction and EllisDon.

Manitoba Hydro now seeks bids by 4 p.m., Central time, Jan. 13 for quality inspection and expediting services for mechanical and electrical equipment. It seeks an independent contractor to provide inspection services for manufacture of turbines and generators; draft tube gates; intake bulkhead gates; intake gates, guides and hoists; intake trashracks; spillway gates, guides, hoists and monorail crane; spillway stop logs; draft tube crane; intake monorail crane; powerhouse cranes; isolated phase bus and governors.

The solicitation may be obtained from the Canadian Public Tenders Internet site under http://www.merx.com/English/SUPPLIER_Menu.asp?WCE=Show&TAB=3&PORTAL=MERX&State=7&id=PR314713&src=osr&FED_ONLY=0&ACTION=NEXT&rowcount=2000&lastpage=200&MoreResults=&PUBSORT=2&CLOSESORT=0&IS_SME=N&hcode=DkGBPs3wx%2f1YUVJvNLiG1w%3d%3d.

For information, contact Manitoba Hydro, Purchasing Dept., P.O. Box 1287 STN MAIN, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2Z1 Canada; Fax: (1) 204-360-6130; E-mail: purchasing@hydro.mb.ca; Internet: www.hydro.mb.ca. For information about the Keeyask project, see Manitoba Hydro's Internet site under www.hydro.mb.ca/projects/keeyask/index.shtml?WT.mc_id=2612.

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