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Posted 8/8/2016

Release no. 2016-066

Tim Dugan

CONCORD, Mass. Rehabilitation of pump number 4 at the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier in Providence, Rhode Island, will be conducted under the terms of a $1,548,400.00 contract recently 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 June 10, 2016. Once a notice to proceed is issued construction is authorized to start.


Work consists of the disassembly, overhauling of components, reinstallation, and operational testing of pump number 4 to include the 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. It includes removal and replacement of existing bearing temperature indicators, and rebuilding and alignment of upper guide bearing, and rehab and non-destructive testing of the existing pump impeller.


Work also includes removal and replacement of lower guide bearing; and cleaning, examination, and metal stitching on the inside surface of the existing diffuser; and the cleaning and recoating of the interior and exterior surfaces of the discharge column and backwater closure valve. It also includes the removal, control and disposal of lead-based paint and the recoating of the discharge cone and column; and removal and replacement of the automatic grease injection system, as well as refurbishing the anti-rotation brakes and the hydraulic system for the backwater closures, and associated non-destructive testing.


The project will be managed by the Corps of Engineers 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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