U.S. seeks spillway bulkheads for 36-MW Cheatham hydro project

Cheatham Lake Hydropower Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for spillway bulkheads and support assemblies for the 36-MW Cheatham Dam hydroelectric project on the Cumberland River in Tennessee. A site visit is scheduled June 9 with bids due June 29.

Cheatham Dam is among nine Cumberland River hydroelectric projects found to require as much as $470 million in repairs. The Corps took bids in 2011 for a trash boom and miscellaneous equipment and in 2010 for tainter gate hoist chains for Cheatham.

The Corps' Nashville District now seeks bids to fabricate and deliver 12 spillway bulkheads and eight spillway bulkhead support assemblies for Cheatham. Bulkheads are to be about 64 feet long by 5 feet wide and 5.5 feet tall, weighing 37,000 pounds each.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W912P515B0004 in the "Keyword/Solicitation #" box. A site visit is scheduled June 9. Questions are due by e-mail to the address below by June 15.

Bids are due June 29. For information, contact James W. Purcell, Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, P.O. Box 1070, 801 Broad St., Nashville, TN 37202-1070; (1) 615-736-7674; E-mail: james.w.purcell@usace.army.mil.

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