Turbine Runner Procurement for the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant Upgrade

by J. Howe, C.T. Main Inc, United States,
R. Knowlton, C.T. Main Inc, United States,
P. Ludewig, C.T. Main Inc, United States,
J. Schmieder, C.T. Main Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '89


Procurement of the new runners involved the selection of two manufacturers who have entered into a design competition in which competing models will be tested in an independent hydraulic laboratory. In selecting these manufacturers from among several bidders, a computer program was used to simulate plant performance. This program was issued to the bidders for their use in performance evaluation. This paper summarizes the reasons that the New York Power Authority selected procurement via competition and describes considerations necessary to complete the competition and assure fairness to the manufacturers.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Turbines | Procurement | Hydraulic design | Hydraulic models | Computer models | Industrial facilities | Hydraulics | New York | United States

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