$34.4M to Overhaul Emsworth Locks and Dam Gates
Emsworth Locks and Dams is one of 6 major river facilities on the Ohio River, standing at the head of the Ohio River navigation system. It forms a 24-mile pool on the three rivers around the city of Pittsburgh – but at present, the dam cannot be operated to control flood flows. Hence the US Army Corps of Engineers project to install more modern equipment.
Joseph B. Fay Co. in Tarentum, PA received a $34.4 million contract for work on Emsworth Locks and Dam’s Main Channel Damon the Ohio River in Pennsylvania. Work will include the replacement of 8 vertical lift gates; removing the existing vertical lift gates, gate hoist machinery, and machinery houses; fabricating and delivering 3 new lift gates; transporting and installing 3 government-furnished lift gates; modifying 1 existing lift gate; replacng operating machinery, electrical systems and controls; modifying the dam piers to accommodate the new hydraulic gate hoist equipment, replacing embedded metal in the gate recesses of the dam piers; installing the new lift gates; and building new machinery houses.
Work will be performed in the Emsworth Locks and Dam, Ohio River, PA and is expected to be complete by Aug 1/11. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Bids solicited online on April 14/08, and 3 bids were received by the US Army Engineer District in Pittsburgh, PA (W911WN-08-C-0008).