Unico Mechanical Corp., a provider of turnkey overhaul and repair services for the hydroelectric power generation industry, has announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded the company a contract for the refurbishment of two 216-in. diameter butterfly valves (BFVs) and associated components at the Fort Peck Dam located in Fort Peck, Mont. Unico was selected for the contract, worth more than USD 9.1M, based on its prior experience with similar projects, offsite manufacturing capabilities for replacement valve parts, and experienced project team.
Included in the refurbishment is the supply of new disk seals, upper and lower trunnion housings and bushings, the design build of new HPUs, hydraulic actuators, new actuator linkage with integral locking mechanisms, new bypass piping and associated valves, new working platforms, penstock inspection, and coatings. Unico will perform all activities associated with the project in-house including manufacturing of new and replacement components for the valves, site refurbishment of the valves, installation of new equipment, and plant commissioning. The estimated completion date of work is May 28, 2025.