Hydroelectric Design Center Contracting Opportunities Forecast

Contracting Opportunities Forecast

Hydroelectric Design Center
Published June 2, 2023

Established in 1948 to support new hydroelectric development on the Columbia River, HDC is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ National Center for Expertise in hydroelectric and large pumping plant engineering services. Administratively a part of the Portland District, our office is in downtown Portland, Oregon. 

Our hydropower engineering work is spread throughout the USACE, in nine divisions and 38 districts.

Vision

Goals

  • Leaders in Hydropower Engineering
  • Respected for our competence
  • Responsive to customer needs
  • Reliable product delivery

Deliver quality products and innovative solutions that meet customer requirements and technical standards.

Recruit, develop, and retain a workforce to deliver excellence in hydropower engineering.

Be a value-added team member through collaboration, coordination, and professionalism.

The information shown is based on the best current estimates HDC has received from our many hydropower partners. Note that all major hydropower contracts are officially managed by a Project Manager at the USACE District indicated. Dates shown are best estimates for contract advertisement and are subject to change.

Turbine and Generator

District Project Description Date

Fort Worth:

Sam Rayburn – Turbine Rehab, 2 Kaplan Runner Repl, 180” D, 41,300 HP, 70’ Head, 85.7 RPM

FY25 or later

Fort Worth:

Sam Rayburn – Generator Rehab, 2 Rewinds, 31.5MVA

FY24 or later

Kansas City:

HS Truman – Generator Rehab, 6 Rewinds, 28.4 MVA

FY26 or later

Little Rock:

Bull Shoals – Turbine and Generator Rehab

FY26 or later

 

4 Francis Runner Repl, 152.5” D, 52,000 HP, 190’ Head, 128.6 RPM, Potential Uprate

 

 

4 Francis Runner Repl, 152.5” D, 62,000 HP, 190’ Head, 128.6 RPM

 

 

4 Rewinds, 54 MVA, Coils

 

 

4 Rewinds, 54.5 MVA, Coils

 

Little Rock:

Dardanelle – Cavitation Repairs

FY28

Little Rock:

Greers Ferry – Generator Rewind, 2 Rewinds

FY25

Mobile:

Allatoona – Turbine Rehab, 2 Francis Runner Repl, 165” D, 50,000 HP, 135’ Head, 112.5 RPM, Potential Uprate

FY32

Mobile:

West Point – Turbine Rehab, 2 Fixed Blade Propeller Repl, 230” D, 51,500 HP, 58’ Head, 100 RPM, Potential Uprate

FY30

Mobile:

West Point – U1 Generator Rewind, 1 Rewind, Francis, 3.75 MVA, Coil

FY28

Nashville:

Wolf Creek – Turbine and Generator Rehab

FY25

 

6 Francis Runner Repl, 175” D, 62,500 HP, 160 Head, 105.9 RPM, Potential Uprate

 

 

4 Rewinds, 50 MVA, Coils

 

Nashville:

Cordell Hull – Turbine and Generator Rehab

FY29

 

3 Kaplan Runner Repl, 290” D, 58,200 HP, 44’ Head, 65.5 RPM

 

 

3 Rewinds, 37MVA

 

Portland:

John Day – Turbine Replacement and Generator Rewind

FY24 or later

 

Up to 16 Kaplan Runner Repl, 312” D, 212,400 HP, 103’ Head, 90 RPM, Fixed and adjustable blade turbine runners, Improved fish passage turbine design

 

 

16 Rewinds, 163 MVA, Bars, Potential Uprate

 

Portland:

Foster – Turbine Refurbishment, 2 Kaplan refurb, 95” D, Refurbish blade operating mechanisms, Generator Slip Ring Repair

FY25 or later

Portland:

Lost Creek – Generator Windings, 2 Units, 25.8MVA

FY29

Seattle:

Albeni Falls – Generator Rewind and Bearings, 3 Units, ~20MVA

FY29

Seattle:

Libby – 6th Generator Unit Assembly, 1 Unit, Francis, 110 MVA, installation of Government Furnished Equipment

FY23

Seattle:

Libby – Turbine Runner Replacement and Generator Rewind, 5 Francis Runners, 179” D, 165,000 HP, 300’ Head, 128.6 RPM and 3 Generator Rewinds, 121 MVA

FY27

Tulsa:

Denison – Station Service Units Rehab or Replace, 2 600 kW turbines, 480V generators

FY26 or later

Tulsa:

Keystone – Turbine Rehab, 2 Fixed Blade,195.375” D, 49,000 HP, 74’ Head, 120 RPM, Potential Uprate

FY26 or later

Tulsa:

Eufaula – Generator Rewind, 3 Francis, 182” D, 41,500 HP, 96’ Head, 100 RPM

FY26 or later

Walla Walla:

Little Goose – Discharge Ring Upgrade and Turbine Blade Cavitation, 6 Kaplan, 312” D, 212,400 HP, 90 RPM

FY24

Walla Walla:

Lower Granite – Blade Sleeve Upgrade, 6 Kaplan, 312” D, 212,400 HP, 90 RPM

FY24

Excitation System

District Project Description Date

Fort Worth:

Sam Rayburn – Digital Static Excitation System Replacement

FY25 or later

Little Rock:

Beaver – Analog to Digital Static Excitation System Replacement

FY24

Little Rock:

Greers Ferry – Analog to Digital Static Excitation System Replacement

FY24

Little Rock:

Table Rock – Analog to Digital Static Excitation System Replacement

FY24

Mobile:

West Point – U1 Rotating to Digital Static Excitation System Replacement, 1 Unit, under investigation

FY28

Portland:

John Day – Digital Static Excitation System Controls Replacement, 16 Units, under investigation

FY26 or later

Portland:

The Dalles – Digital Static Excitation System Replacement, 21 Main Units and 2 Fish Units, under investigation

FY28

Portland:

Willamette Valley (under investigation)

 

1 Unit

Big Cliff – Digital Static Excitation System Controls Replacement

FY32

2 Units

Cougar – Digital Static Excitation System Replacement

FY30

1 Unit

Dexter – Digital Static Excitation System Replacement

FY30

2 Units

Detroit – Digital Static Excitation System Controls Replacement

FY32

2 Units

Foster – Digital Static Excitation System Controls Replacement

FY33

2 Units and 1 Fish Unit

Green Peter – Digital Static Excitation System Controls Replacement

FY33

2 Units

Hills Creek – Digital Static Excitation System Replacement

FY30

3 Units

Lookout Point – Digital Static Excitation System Replacement

FY30

Portland:

Lost Creek – Digital Static Excitation System Replacement, 2 Units, under investigation

FY30

Seattle:

Albeni Falls – Digital Static Excitation System Controls Replacement, 3 Units, under investigation

FY28

Seattle:

Chief Joseph – Station Service Digital Static Excitation System Replacement, 2 Units

FY24

Seattle:

Chief Joseph – Unit 1-16 Digital Static Excitation System Controls Replacement, 16 Units

FY23

Tulsa:

Denison –Digital Static Excitation System Controls Replacement, 2 Units, under investigation

FY26

Tulsa:

Tenkiller Ferry – Digital Static Excitation System Controls Replacement, 2 Units, under investigation

FY26

Tulsa:

Webbers Falls – Digital Static Excitation System Controls Replacement, 2 Units, under investigation

FY26

Governor

District Project Description Date

Little Rock:

Greers Ferry – Governor Rehab

FY26

St. Louis:

Clarence Cannon – Governor Upgrades

FY24 or later

Wilmington:

John H. Kerr – Digital Governor Supply Upgrades

FY24

Crane and Hoist

District Project Description Date

Ft. Worth:

Sam Rayburn – Draft Tube Crane

FY25 or later

Kansas City:

H.S. Truman – Draft Tube Crane

FY23 or later

Little Rock:

Beaver – Bridge Crane Rehab

FY25

Little Rock:

Bull Shoals – Bridge Cranes Rehab

FY24

Little Rock:

Bull Shoals – Draft Tube Crane Rehab

FY26

Little Rock:

Dardanelle – Bridge Crane Rehab

FY25

Little Rock:

Greers Ferry – Bridge Crane Rehab

FY25

Little Rock:

Table Rock – Bridge Crane Rehab

FY25

Little Rock:

Table Rock – 20-Ton Tailrace Crane

FY24

Mobile:

Allatoona – Headgates Machinery and Controls Rehab

FY25

Mobile:

Buford – Headgates Machinery and Controls Rehab

FY25

Mobile:

Walter F George – Headgates Machinery and Controls Rehab

FY26

Mobile:

West Point – Headgates Machinery and Controls Rehab

FY26

Nashville:

Old Hickory – Intake & Spillway Crane Rehab

FY23 (MATOC)

Nashville:

Wolf Creek – Bridge Crane Rehab

FY24 (MATOC)

Nashville:

Cheatham – Intake Crane Replacement

FY25 (MATOC)

Nashville:

Cordell Hull – Intake Crane Replacement

FY26 (MATOC)

Nashville:

Cordell Hull – Bridge Crane Replacement

FY27 (MATOC)

Nashville:

Cheatham – Bridge Crane Replacement

FY28 (MATOC)

Omaha:

Gavins Point – Intake Crane and Rail Replacement

FY25

Portland:

Bonneville – Spillway Crane

FY25

Portland:

Bonneville – Spillway Hoist Rehab

FY26

Portland:

John Day – Bridge Crane Rails

FY26

Portland:

John Day – Tailrace Crane

FY28

Portland:

The Dalles – Spillway Crane

FY27

Portland:

Willamette Valley – Green Peter Bridge Crane

FY25

Portland:

Willamette Valley – Rogue River Lost Creek Bridge Crane

FY27

Savannah:

RB Russell – Bridge Crane Rehab

FY28

Savannah:

RB Russell – Draft Tube Crane Replacement

FY26

Seattle:

Albeni Falls – 250-Ton Powerhouse Bridge Crane

FY25

Seattle:

Libby – Selective Withdraw Crane

FY26

Tulsa:

Eufaula – Bridge Crane Rehab

FY26 or later

Tulsa:

Fort Gibson – Draft Tube Crane Rehab

FY26

Tulsa:

Fort Gibson – Bridge Crane Rehab

FY26

Tulsa:

Keystone – Draft Tube Crane Rehab

FY25

Walla Walla:

Lower Monumental – Bridge Crane Wheel and Drive System Upgrade

FY24

Walla Walla:

Ice Harbor – Intake Gate Hydraulic System Upgrades

FY24

Walla Walla:

Lower Granite – Intake Gate Hydraulic System

FY25

Walla Walla:

Little Goose – Intake Gate Hydraulic System

FY25

Walla Walla:

Lower Monumental – Intake Gate Hydraulic System

FY27

Walla Walla:

McNary – First Bridge Crane PLC

FY23

Walla Walla:

McNary – Second Bridge Crane PLC

FY24

Metal Fabrication (Bulkhead, Gate, Platform)

District Project Description Date

Fort Worth District:

HSS Gates and Bulkheads

FY24

Mobile:

Allatoona – Headgate and Machinery Rehab

FY25

Mobile:

Buford – Headgate and Machinery Rehab

FY25

Mobile:

Walter F. George – Headgate and Machinery Rehab

FY26

Mobile:

West Point – Headgate and Machinery Rehab

FY26

Portland:

Bonneville – Headgate Repair Pit Rehab

FY24

Portland:

Bonneville – Spillway Gate Repair & Storage Pit

FY23

Portland:

Bonneville – B2 Submerged Traveling Screen Rehab

FY25

Portland:

Bonneville – Spillway Gates

FY28

Portland:

John Day – Spillway Gate Brakes and Gearboxes

FY28

Portland:

Big Cliff – Intake Gates and Trash Racks Replacement

FY25

Portland:

Detroit – Intake Gates Replacement & Trash Racks Rehab.

FY25

Portland:

Green Peter – Trashracks and Intake Gates

FY26

Seattle:

Albeni Falls – Intake Gates

FY26

Seattle:

Albeni Falls – Trashracks Rehab

FY28

Seattle:

Albeni Falls – Turbine Maintenance Platform

FY24

Seattle:

Chief Joseph – Intake Gates Rehab or Replacement

FY27

Seattle:

Chief Joseph – Turbine Maintenance Platform

FY24

Seattle:

Libby – Selective Withdrawal Pressure Relief Bulkhead

FY28

Tulsa:

Denison – Intake Gates and Hoists Replacement

FY25

Tulsa:

Fort Gibson – Intake Gates and Hoists

FY26

Tulsa:

Tenkiller – Draft Tube Gate Bulkhead & Lifting Beam

FY24

Walla Walla:

McNary – Turbine Maintenance Platform

FY25

Walla Walla:

Ice Harbor – Turbine Maintenance Platform

FY25

Balance of Plant

District Project Description Date

Portland:

John Day – Top Plate Pump

FY23

Portland:

John Day – Powerhouse Floor Drainage Improvements

FY24

Portland:

John Day – Powerhouse Security System Upgrades

FY24

Portland:

John Day – Powerhouse Emergency Notification System

FY25

Portland:

John Day – Vibration and Air Gap Monitoring

FY26

Portland:

John Day – Synchronous Condensing Reconfiguration

FY29

Portland:

The Dalles – Station Air System,

FY25

Seattle:

Chief Joseph – HVAC and Controls Upgrades

FY28

Seattle:

Chief Joseph – Powerhouse Sump Pump and Controls

FY24

Fire Suppression & Fire Protection/Detection

District Project Description Date

Ft. Worth:

Sam Rayburn – Fire Detection System

FY25 or later

Kansas City:

Stockton – Fire Protection System Replacement

FY26 or later

Kansas City:

HS Truman – Fire Protection System Replacement

FY24 or later

Little Rock:

Beaver – CO2 System Replacement

FY26

Little Rock:

Dardanelle – CO2 System Replacement

FY26

Little Rock:

Greers Ferry – CO2 System Replacement

FY25

Little Rock:

Norfork – Fire Suppression System Replacement

FY25

Little Rock:

Ozark – Fire Detection

FY25

Little Rock:

Table Rock – Fire Detection

FY25

Mobile:

Buford – Generator Fire Suppression System Replacement

FY29

Mobile:

Carters – Generator Fire Suppression System Replacement

FY30

Mobile:

Jones Bluff (RF Henry) – Generator Fire Suppression System

FY31

Portland:

Bonneville – Generator Fire Protection

FY27

Portland:

John Day – Transformer Fire Protection

FY26

Portland:

The Dalles – Generator Fire Protection

FY26

Portland:

The Dalles – Transformer Fire Protection

FY28

Portland:

Dexter – Fire Detection/ HVAC/Life Safety

FY27

Portland:

Foster – Fire Detection HVAC, & Life Safety

FY26

Portland:

Lost Creek – Fire Detection & Fire Protection

FY28

Savannah:

Hartwell – Transformer Fire Suppression System

FY32

Seattle:

Chief Joseph – Facility Plant Fire Detection and Protection

FY27

Seattle:

Libby – CO2 Fire Suppression System

FY26

Controls

District Project Description Date

Portland:

John Day – Control System Upgrade

FY25

Portland:

The Dalles – Control Room Modernization

FY26

Seattle:

Chief Joseph – Annunciation Upgrade

FY27

Seattle:

Chief Joseph – Powerhouse Control Room Reliability Upgrades

FY27

Seattle:

Chief Joseph – Protective Relays

FY28

Kansas City:

HS Truman – SCADA and Reliability Updates for Consolidated Controls

FY25

Kansas City:

Stockton – SCADA and Reliability Updates for Consolidated Controls

FY25

Kansas City:

Harry S Truman – Intake Gate Controls

FY25

Walla Walla:

Little Goose – Powerhouse Controls/Annunciation

FY24

Walla Walla:

Lower Monumental – Powerhouse Controls/Annunciation

FY25

Walla Walla:

Ice Harbor – Powerhouse Controls

FY26

DC/Preferred AC Systems

District Project Description Date

Nashville:

Wolf Creek – DC/Preferred AC Systems Install

FY23

Nashville:

J Percey Priest – DC/Preferred AC Systems Install

FY26

Portland:

Bonneville – Powerhouse 1 Preferred AC/DC Improvements

FY25

Electrical Low Voltage (Less than 1,000V)

District Project Description Date

Kansas City:

Stockton – 480V Switchgear and MCC Replacement

FY25

Little Rock:

Bull Shoals – 480V Switchgear and MCC

FY24

Little Rock:

Beaver – 480V Switchgear and MCC

FY23

Little Rock:

Table Rock – 480V Switchgear and MCC

FY23

Little Rock:

Ozark – 480V Switchgear and MCC

FY24

Little Rock:

Dardanelle – Low Voltage Switchgear Replacement

FY24

Little Rock:

Greers Ferry – Low Voltage Switchgear Replacement

FY25

Omaha:

Fort Peck – PH1 Cubicle Room Switchgear Upgrade

FY24

Portland:

Lost Creek – Motor Control Centers and Cabling

FY28

Seattle:

Chief Joseph – 480V Station Power SQ 4&5, SU17-27 Replacement

FY29

Seattle:

Chief Joseph – 480V Station Power DSQ 1&2, SQ1&3 Replacement

FY26

Tulsa:

Broken Bow – 480V Switchgear and MCC

FY26

Tulsa:

Eufaula – Motor Control Centers Replacement

FY25

Tulsa:

Fort Gibson – 480V Switchgear and Transformers

FY24

Tulsa:

Tenkiller Ferry – Station Service System and Transformer Feeders Replacement

FY24

Vicksburg:

Narrows – 480V Switchgear and MCC Replacement

FY26

Vicksburg:

DeGray – 480V Switchgear and MCC

FY25

Vicksburg:

Blakely Mountain – 480V Switchgear and MCC

FY24

Electrical Medium Voltage (More than 1,000V)

District Project Description Date

Ft. Worth:

Sam Rayburn – 15kV Switchgear Replacement

FY25

Little Rock:

Bull Shoals – Modernization Electrical Install

FY25

Little Rock:

Dardanelle – Station Service Rehab

FY26

Little Rock:

Norfork – 161kV GCB Replacement

FY24

Little Rock:

Ozark – Replace 161-kV Switches

FY25

Little Rock:

Ozark – Replace 15kV Generator Cables

FY25

Little Rock:

Greers Ferry – 15kV Breakers/Switchgear and Station Service Transformer Replacement

FY26

Mobile:

Millers Ferry – 15kV Switchgear Installation

FY23

Nashville:

Center Hill – Station Service

FY27

Nashville:

Old Hickory – Station Service

FY28

Nashville:

Old Hickory – Main Power Transformer Install

FY23

Omaha:

Fort Peck – Outdoor SS Transformer B Install and Switchgear

FY23

Omaha:

Oahe – Switchyard Disconnects Switch Replacement

FY23

Portland:

Bonneville – Powerhouse 1 Main Unit Breaker Replacement Upgrades

FY23

Portland:

Bonneville – Powerhouse 1 Isophase Bus/Duct

FY28

Portland:

Bonneville – Powerhouse 2 Isophase Bus/Duct

FY28

Portland:

John Day – XJ Disconnect Switches

FY28

Portland:

Willamette Valley – Green Peter Electrical Reliability (Station Service) Upgrade

FY28

Portland:

Willamette Valley – Cougar Electrical Reliability (Station Service) Upgrades

FY29

Seattle:

Albeni Falls – Emergency Diesel Generator

FY28

Seattle:

Chief Joseph – Isophase Bus Rehab Unit 1-16

FY24

Seattle:

Chief Joseph – SF6 Breaker Refurbishment

FY27

Seattle:

Chief Joseph – XJ Breaker Disconnect

FY26

Tulsa:

Denison – Switchyard Power Circuit Breaker Replacement

FY24 or later

Vicksburg:

Blakely Mountain – Oil Circuit Breaker Replacement Supply

FY25 or later

Vicksburg:

DeGray – Oil Circuit Breaker Replacement Supply

FY25 or later

Vicksburg:

Narrows – Oil Circuit Breaker Replacement Supply

FY25 or later

Large Power Transformer

District Project Description Date

Little Rock:

Bull Shoals – Main Unit Transformer Supply and Install

FY25

Little Rock:

Beaver – Transformer Supply and Install

FY26

Little Rock:

Ozark – GSU Transformer Repairs

FY26

Mobile:

West Point – U1 Transformer Replacement

FY28

Omaha:

Fort Peck – T4 / T5 Transformer Replacement – Supply

FY25

Omaha:

Fort Peck – T4 / T5 Transformer Replacement – Install

FY27

Portland:

The Dalles – Main Unit Transformers 9-11 Repair

FY23

Portland:

The Dalles – Main Unit Transformers 9-11 Replacement Supply

FY28

Portland:

Detroit – Main Unit Transformer Replacement Supply

FY24

Portland:

Detroit – Main Unit Transformer Replacement Install

FY25

Portland:

Dexter – Transformer

FY27

Portland:

Foster – Transformer

FY28

Portland:

Lookout Point – Transformers

FY27

Seattle:

Chief Joseph – Transformer Replacement (T1-4)

FY26

Seattle:

Libby – Transformer Refurbishment (T1)

FY24

Seattle:

Libby – Transformer Refurbishment (T2)

FY28

Tulsa:

Keystone – GSU Rehab/Replacement

FY26

Walla Walla:

Little Goose – GSU T2 spare supply

FY24

Walla Walla:

Lower Snake River – GSU T1 spare supply

FY24

Wilmington:

Island Creek – Transformer Supply

FY24

Wilmington:

Island Creek – Transformer Switchyard Install

FY24

Turbine Oil Accountability and Replacement

District Project Description Date

Portland:

The Dalles – Oil Accountability Measures

FY24

Coolers, Piping, and Large Valves

District Project Description Date

Little Rock:

Greers Ferry – Unwatering pump Controls, Piping, and Valves

FY23

Portland:

John Day – Unwatering System Replacement

FY26

Portland:

Cougar – Butterfly Valves Replacement

FY22

Tulsa:

Broken Bow – Generator Air Cooler Piping Replacement

FY25

Tulsa:

Denison – Penstock/Expansion Joint and Drain Valve

FY25-26

Tulsa:

Keystone – Unit 2 Penstock Expansion Joint

FY25-26

Vicksburg:

Blakely Mountain – Butterfly Valve Rehab

FY25

This information is provided to serve as a reference for potential contracting and subcontracting opportunities from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The information is subject to change without notice.
 


Contact
Ms. Carol A. McIntyre
(503) 808–4602
carol.a.mcintyre@usace.army.mil