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Corps awards $1.3 million contract for Fox Point Hurricane Barrier pump rehabilitation, restoration

Published Oct. 4, 2013

CONCORD, Mass. The Fox Point Hurricane Barrier pump number 3 rehabilitation and restoration of stop gates in Providence, Rhode Island, will be completed under the terms of a $1,307,382.00 contract issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.


Work will be accomplished by Chas G. Allen, Inc., of Barre, Mass. The contract was awarded on Aug. 12, 2013. Work will consist of the disassembly, overhauling of components, reinstallation, and operational testing of pump number 3 to include dewatering of the intake sump.


The overhauling will consist of restoring, repairing, and/or replacing packing, glands, seals, seal retainers, shaft sleeves, cover pipe, bolts, nuts, and washers, removal and replacement of existing bearing temperature indicators, rebuilding and alignment of upper guide bearing and motor bearing, removal and replacement of lower guide bearing, realignment and balancing of pump impeller, cleaning, examination and metal stitching on the inside surface of the existing defuser, the cleaning and recoating of the exterior surface of the discharge column and backwater closure valve, removal and replacement of the automatic grease injection system, refurbishing the anti-rotation brakes and the hydraulic system for the backwater closures and nondestructive testing of the existing impeller.


Work also will include the restoration of eight existing 12-foot-long by 6.5-foot wide by 1-foot thick metal stop gates upon the completion of the overhauling and rehabilitating of pump number 3. Restoration will include loading, securing and transporting the stop gates to an offsite facility, where they will be cleaned, surface prepped and painted.


The project will be managed by the Corps and all work will be accomplished under the supervision of a Corps’ Quality Assurance Representative to assure compliance with contract requirements.


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Tim Dugan

Release no. 2013-097