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Corps of Engineers awards $240,900 contract for electrical repairs to the Stamford Hurricane Barrier in Stamford

Published Jan. 28, 2014
An aerial view of the Stamford Hurricane Protection Barrier, located in Stamford, Conn., on Stamford Harbor, about 20 miles southwest of Bridgeport. The barrier today provides protection to about 600 acres, which includes principal manufacturing plants, a portion of the main commercial district, and residential sections.

An aerial view of the Stamford Hurricane Protection Barrier, located in Stamford, Conn., on Stamford Harbor, about 20 miles southwest of Bridgeport. The barrier today provides protection to about 600 acres, which includes principal manufacturing plants, a portion of the main commercial district, and residential sections.

CONCORD, Mass. Electrical repairs to the Stamford Hurricane Barrier in Stamford, Conn., will be provided under the terms of a $240,900.00 contract recently issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.

Work will be accomplished by A & R Electric, Inc., of Bridgeport, Conn. The contract was awarded on Jan. 17, 2014. Construction is scheduled to start in April 2014 and take approximately three weeks to complete.

Work includes replacing two existing conduits and branch circuit and control wiring that run from the west abutment below the navigation channel under water to the east abutment of the barrier. The two existing conduits will be removed and four new 4-inch diameter PVC-coated rigid steel conduits, and the associated wiring will be installed. Of the four new conduits, two will contain power wiring, one active and one redundant, and two conduits will contain control wiring, one active and one redundant. All final terminations to power panels and control panels will be included.

Additional work consists of replacing multiple electronic components associated with the gate control system. Electrical demolition work also includes the removal of limit switches located in the sump discharge well. The contractor also will perform diagnostic work on electronic components.

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.

For more information about the Stamford Hurricane Barrier visit the website at: http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/FloodRiskManagement/Connecticut/Stamford.aspx. A map is available at: http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Portals/74/docs/Navigation/CT/STA/STAmap.pdf.

For more information about Corps’ New England District contract solicitations for work or contract awards visit the website at: http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/BusinessWithUs/Contracting.aspx.

For general information about District projects and activities visit the website at: http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/. The website for information about Small Business opportunities is: http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/BusinessWithUs/SmallBusiness.aspx.


Contact
Tim Dugan
978-318-8264
cenae-pa@usace.army.mil

Release no. 2014-006