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City of Independence
Postponed to October 1 Council Meeting

Agenda Title:

Council action is requested to issue a purchase order to GE International Inc., in the amount of $1,640,176.49, for a Major Inspection of the H-6 Combustion Turbine for the Power & Light Department. [Postponed to October 1 Council Meeting.]

Council action to issue a purchase order.

Inspections of the combustion turbines are performed periodically to assess the condition of the unit to meet the load demand. Identification and repair of problem areas are essential to maintain unit availability and reduce ongoing maintenance. The purpose of the major inspection is to examine all of the internal rotating and stationary components from the inlet of the turbine through the exhaust. The last major inspection on H-6 combustion turbine was in 1998. The unit has operated frequently due to demand by the Southwest Power Pool Integrated Market.

The requested major inspection, scheduled for October 2018, is required for continued safe and reliable operation of the unit. Inspection will be conducted by GE Power, the original equipment manufacturer. The consumable items are necessary components to perform the inspection. Any emergent findings requiring repair work will be addressed separately when determined.

Approval authorizes the Procurement Manager to issue change orders up to a total of ten (10) percent of the original authorized amount, providing that appropriations are available. The Power & Light Fund 2018-2019 Capital Budget Appropriations included $2,000,000 for this project.

Fiscal Impact:

Req. 20190431

Acct. 201802.5406.1714

Amount: $1,640,176.49

Fund:  IPL Capital Projects

Department:          Power & LightContact Person:          Mark Randall

Purchasing Division (Finance Department)Approved
Power and Light DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
Law DepartmentApproved
City Managers OfficeApproved
City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

GE QuoteBackup Material
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