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Request for Proposals (RFP) 2020-002182 Construction and Engineering Services for Underground Construction: PacWave South


OSU is seeking proposals from qualified, experienced firms to provide construction and engineering services for a set of terrestrial and marine Horizontal Directional Drill (“HDD”) bores and associated underground construction south of Newport, Oregon.

OSU has partnered with the DOE and other stakeholders to build a wave energy test facility located off Newport, Oregon, called PacWave South (“PacWave” or “Project”). PacWave will be the Nation’s first grid-connected, pre-permitted wave energy test facility. PacWave is funded and supported by DOE, the State of Oregon and various other public and private entities. Construction is scheduled to commence in 2020.

PacWave will be located in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 6 nautical miles off the coast south of Newport, on the outer continental shelf (“OCS”) and will occupy an area of approximately two square nautical miles. PacWave will feature four pre-permitted offshore test berths in 260 feet of water, each featuring an individual power cable for transmission of up to 5 megawatts (“MW”) of electric power from the test berth to a shore-based UCMF. At full capacity, PacWave will have the potential to generate up to 20 MW of power and support up to 20 commercial-scale wave energy converters (“WECs”) with resultant power transferred to the Central Lincoln People’s Utility District (“CLPUD”) electrical distribution system. 



  • Addendum 4: Mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference pre-registration and instructions.
    IMPORTANT: Attendance in person by the Proposer representative is required for those Proposals to be eligible for evaluation.
  • 2020-002182 Addendum 4.pdf

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