Canada utility extends call for turbine-generators at 78-MW Pointe du Bois hydro project

Pointe du Bois Hydropower Project

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro has extended the deadline for 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. Responses now are due July 13.

The utility previously scheduled a mandatory site visit April 17 with responses to be 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 the 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=NEXT&rowcount=2000&lastpage=200&MoreResults=&PUBSORT=2&CLOSESORT=0&IS_SME=N&hcode=Kahzcg96ZOTliY9fvF4dHg%3d%3d.

Responses now are due by 4 p.m., Central time, July 13. 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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