Canada utility seeks turbine-generators for 78-MW Pointe du Bois hydro project

Pointe du Bois Hydropower Project

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks proposals to design, supply and install turbines, generators and related equipment at the 78-MW Pointe du Bois hydroelectric project on the Winnipeg River in Manitoba. A mandatory site visit is set April 17 with responses due June 26.

Manitoba Hydro has been carrying out a 20-year life extension of Pointe du Bois by repair of existing generating equipment with the possibility of replacing some units. Other work at the plant includes a $560 million spillway replacement project. Alstom won a contract in 2012 to supply gates and hoists for that project.

The utility now seeks to determine whether interest exists among qualified firms to manufacture, supply and install new turbines, generators and related equipment at Pointe Du Bois. It encouraged firms to review its request for proposals concerning Manitoba Hydro's anticipated commercial and technical needs in a potential contract. It called the RFP "an invitation and not an offer."

A solicitation notice 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=PR326425&src=osr&FED_ONLY=0&ACTION=&rowcount=&lastpage=&MoreResults=&PUBSORT=2&CLOSESORT=0&IS_SME=N&hcode=JEvw%2fCbTn2zUNTPoZPOByQ%3d%3d. A mandatory site visit is scheduled April 17.

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 Point du Bois project, see Manitoba Hydro's Internet site under https://www.hydro.mb.ca/corporate/facilities/gs_pointedubois.shtml.
 

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