THE WELCH COMPANY
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DIARY: December 13, 1991 11:23 AM Friday;
Wayne called Greg Snyder on technical and contract management.
2...Voith Failed to Submit Required Information
3...DNRC will Approve Speed Increaser If it Complies with Contract
4...Joint Technical Review Meeting
5...Voith to Submit Previously Withheld Information Immediately
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0201 - Dep Natrl Rscrs & Consvn 406 444 6699 fax 6721
020101 - Mr. Wayne Wetzel
020102 - Mr. Walt Anderson; Hydro Power Section Supervisor =406 444 6659
020103 - Engineering Bureau fax 406 444 0533
020104 - Ms. Sarah Ann Bond, Esquire
020105 - Department Counsel =406 444 6660; Legal Division
0202 - Voith Hydro, Inc.
020201 - Mr. Greg Snyder; Project Manager; Projects, Western Region
Voith Contract Closeout
0604 - ..
0605 - Summary/Objective
060601 - DNRC's and Voith's technical engineers and consultants will meet in
060602 - early January, 1992 in Voith's offices in York, Pa on technical design
060603 - matters, and a subsequent meeting of Voith and DNRC management will be
060604 - held oa Jan 20, 1991 in Helena to resolve contract management issues
060605 - relative to manufacture of the speed increaser.
060607 - DNRC maintains it has not in any way delayed Voith and insists that
060608 - Voith demonstrate that its work complies with the contract.
060610 - DNRC is prepared to send its experts to Renk's offices in Germany or
060611 - any other reasonable venue and for any time required in order to
060612 - expedite communication and delivery of all relevant information needed
060613 - to approve the speed increaser in a timely manner.
0609 - Discussion
061001 - Voith Failed to Submit Required Information
061003 - Wayne initially advised Greg that DNRC is concerned that Voith has not
061004 - supplied information to DNRC so as to permit timely manufacture of the
061005 - speed increaser, as demanded by DNRC's Nov 21, 1991 letter, ref DIP 1.
061007 - Wayne noted that Voith's six (6) letters of Nov 27 - Dec 10, 1991 (ref
061008 - DRP 1 - 6) do not submit the speed increaser shop drawings and other
061009 - data that show the unit is adequately designed, but instead incorrect-
061010 - ly allege shortcomings in DNRC's requests for information. Wayne indi-
061011 - cated that DNRC intends to point out for the record the errors in each
061012 - of Voith's letters, but as of now Voith's letters, particularly those
061013 - of Dec 5, 1991, show Voith is not performing the contract submittal
061014 - procedures to obtain approval of the speed increaser. This is a very
061015 - serious concern to DNRC management.
061019 - DNRC will Approve Speed Increaser If it Complies with Contract
061021 - Wayne affirmed DNRC's intent to determine whether the speed increaser
061022 - meets the specification and if so to release it for manufacture. If
061023 - the speed increaser does not conform to the contract, then we need to
061024 - know the scope of deviations in order to fashion a remedy. So far,
061025 - however, Voith has prevented DNRC from doing this by failing to submit
061026 - speed increaser shop drawings and data that show it is adequate.
061028 - Wayne asked Greg how Voith intends to overcome this problem in order
061029 - fulfill its contract as professed in paragraph one of Greg's Dec 5,
061030 - 1991 letter sent via certified mail, ref DRP 2 line 37?
061033 - ..
061034 - Joint Technical Review Meeting
061036 - Greg Snyder proposed a joint meeting of DNRC and Voith engineers and
061037 - experts at a site where all the design information can be conveniently
061038 - assembled and reviewed as needed. After the technical meetings, Voith
061039 - and DNRC management can meet to decide how to deal with reported devi-
061040 - ations and schedule manufacture and installation.
061042 - [On 920123 Voith failed to perform. ref SDS 5 5744]
061044 - Wayne agreed to this idea.
061046 - Wayne advised that DNRC will meet with Voith's technical engineers in
061047 - Germany, York, PA, or such other location as may expedite the timely
061048 - review of all relevant information. Wayne requested that this be done
061049 - as soon as possible and for as long as necessary (e.g. a day, a week,
061050 - two weeks). Greg suggested meeting at Voith's office in York. Voith
061051 - will provide all shop drawing information and make available such
061052 - working areas and administrative support as the parties require to
061053 - make a professional review of the speed increaser design sufficient
061054 - to show Voith's proposed design meets the contract.
061056 - The technical review meeting will occur in the early part of January
061057 - 1992, with the exact date to be set after Voith and DNRC verify avail-
061058 - ability of personnel. DNRC will make every effort to accommodate
061059 - Voith's schedule by causing its consultants to modify their schedules
061060 - so that the meeting takes place as soon as possible.
061062 - Greg will coordinate with its people and will advise DNRC by close of
061063 - business December 19, 1991 when and where the meeting is to occur so
061064 - DNRC will have sufficient time to make arrangements.
061068 - Voith to Submit Previously Withheld Information Immediately
061070 - Greg said that Voith will continue to supply information previously
061071 - requested by DNRC which Voith has promised but failed to supply,
061072 - including finite element model (FEM) data. Greg said that Voith has
061073 - withheld some design information in order to limit the scope of DNRC's
061074 - review and approval. Wayne advised that DNRC insists upon full and
061075 - reasonable review of the entire design as required by the contract.
061076 - Past failures of the speed increaser give Voith and DNRC notice that
061077 - greater care should be exercised in this review.
061079 - Greg agreed Voith will submit today the FEM data simultaneously to
061080 - DNRC and Maritech, and Voith will immediately submit all other inform-
061081 - ation as would permit a reasonable engineer to determine the speed
061082 - increaser meets the contract specifications. The objective is to
061083 - enable DNRC's design consultant's to adequately prepare for the joint
061084 - technical review meeting.
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