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Preparation of Bid Specification Documents and Technical Evaluation of Proposals for Cooling Tower Renovations or New Cooling Towers

Contacting : John Cooper and Associates, P. A.


Since 1998, John Cooper and Associates has prepared bid specification documents and technical bid evaluation services in a number of high profile cooling tower renovation and new cooling tower construction projects. In each of these major cooling tower construction projects our efforts focused on the achievement of the following goals:

1) Quality:  JC&A specification documents include material specifications, inspection requirements, and field installation guidelines to ensure that only quality materials are installed, that the correct materials are used, and to ensure quality workmanship throughout.
2) Cold Water: In order to ensure that renovated cooling towers or new cooling towers achieve peak thermal performance efficiency, JC&A’s bid specification documents: a) include all of the information necessary for bidders to assess the thermal performance characteristics of proposed renovation designs, b) require bidders to submit suitably detailed thermal design information to facilitate an independent check of claimed thermal performance levels, c) specifically address the issue of thermal performance testing and penalties for failure to meet guaranteed performance levels.
3) Coordination: JC&A specification documents require the bidders to address scheduling and provide detailed descriptions of their work plan, man-loading, and equipment requirements in order to ensure that the construction work is executed on schedule and, equally important, to ensure that the work is completed in an orderly and well-planned sequence.
4) Safety: In order to ensure that the cooling tower construction or renovation work is executed safely, JC&A specification documents require the bidders to specifically address the issue of safety. The successful bidder is required to submit their project-specific safety manual for the Owners’s approval.


John Cooper & Associates, P.A. has provided bid specification and technical evaluation services to the following utility companies:

DATE CLIENT UTILITY POWER PLANT SCOPE OF WORK
Oct ’02

Seminole Electric

Seminole Station

Replacement of all fill, drift eliminators, and spray nozzles in two hyperbolic towers
Aug ‘02 Entergy Arkansas, Inc White Bluff #2 Replacement of CAB fill in perimeter fill bays with low fouling PVC supported on FRP beams
Aug ‘02         PSEG Nuclear Hope Creek Nuclear Implementation of JC&A thermal upgrade design modifications in one hyperbolic tower
Aug ‘02                  Florida Power Corp. Anclote Plant Replacement of fill and drift eliminators in two 200 ft. circular mechanical draft towers

Jul ‘02

PSEG Nuclear Hope Creek Nuclear  Replacement of CAB fill in perimeter fill bays with low fouling PVC supported on FRP beams
Apr ‘02 Exelon Nuclear Dresden Nuclear Design & construction of a new FRP mechanical draft tower with low fouling fill
Mar ‘02 Cinergy Zimmer Station Replacement of CAB fill in perimeter fill bays with low fouling PVC supported on FRP beams
Jan ‘02 Entergy Arkansas, Inc White Bluff #1 Replacement of CAB fill in perimeter fill bays with low fouling PVC supported on FRP beams
Nov ‘01 Exelon Nuclear Dresden Nuclear Replacement of fill and repair FRP structure in two 36-cell FRP mechanical draft towers
Jun ‘01 Mirant Mid-Atlantic Chalk Point #3 Conversion of crossflow hyperbolic tower to state-of-the-art FRP counterflow design
May‘01 AmerenUE Callaway Nuclear Design & construction of a new FRP mechanical draft tower with low fouling fill
Oct ‘99 EME Homer City Homer City #1 & #2

Replacement of fouled fill in 2 hyperbolic towers with low fouling PVC fill

Jul ‘99 Constellation Power Source Brandon Shores #2 Replacement of fill and renovation of gear box supports in one mechanical draft tower
Aug ‘98 Ocean State Power Burrellville Plant Replacement of fouled fill and repairs to two 8-cell mechanical draft towers

John Cooper & Associates specification documents and bid evaluations are prepared in Microsoft Word format and submitted by e-mail.

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