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ANDRITZ Hydropower in Canada

ANDRITZ Hydropower is one of the leading global suppliers of electromechanical equipment and services for hydropower plants.

ANDRITZ Hydropower has been operating in the hydraulic power generation sector for more than 180 years. Synchronous condensers and turbo generators are further fields of activity.

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HYDRO activities in Canada

Additional activities of ANDRITZ Hydro in Canada comprise sales, project management, procurement, installation and commissioning of electro-mechanical equipment of hydropower plants. ANDRITZ Hydro can supply all types of turbines up to 800 MW and more, generators up to 950 MVA and more, butterfly valves, spherical valves, gates, auxiliary equipment (automation, protection, excitation, governor, SCADA). ANDRITZ Hydro is also a leading company in maintenance (Service & Rehab) and small hydro water-to-wire products (Compact Hydro).

ANDRITZ Hydro employs approximately 500 highly qualified and experienced persons in Canada.

Project experience

ANDRITZ Hydro in Canada completed recent projects in Canada, such as Wuskwatim (3 x 66 MW propeller units) in Manitoba, Lower Mattagami (approx. 3 x 72 MW diagonal units) in Ontario, Forrest Kerr (9 x 21.5 MW Francis units) in British Columbia, GM Shrum Poles 1-5 refurbishment in British Columbia, Wells stator rewind in Ontario, EB Campbell Units 7 & 8 Turbine, Generator and Gates refurbishment in Saskatchewan, Beechwood Kaplan turbine refurbishment in New Brunswick. In Quebec, recent projects include Bersimis 2 turbine refurbishment, Toulnustouc spherical valve works, Rapides 2 tension converter, Manic 1 static excitation, La Tuque 5 static excitation, Beauharnois static excitation and turbine refurbishment works.

Our worldwide installed-based equipment also recently included Nam Theun 2 in Laos (4 x 247 MW Francis and 2 x 43 MW Pelton units, Balance of Plant), Yixing in China (4 x 250 MW pump units, Balance of Plant), and John H Kerr in USA (6 x 46 MW Francis turbine, rewind and Balance of Plant refurbishment).

ANDRITZ Hydro is located in six Canadian facilities: 


Pointe-Claire (QC) - Canadian Hydro Head Office

  • Operating in the hydraulic power generation sector for more than 170 years
  • Employs 200 highly qualified and experienced persons in Compact Hydro (CH), Large Hydro (LH), Service & Rehab (SR)
  • Worldwide hydraulic center of competence for Francis and diagonal turbine technology
  • Worldwide excellence center for large Francis turbines

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Chambly (QC) - Hydro Automation & Electrical Power Systems

  • Design Engineering in-house: Automation & SCADA Systems, Protection & Control, Governor & Exciter Systems
  • Integrates medium voltage switchgear and station services equipment
  • 100% in-house panel manufacturing & testing
  • 10,000 square foot facility
  • Installation & commissioning
  • Employs 80 highly qualified and experienced persons

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Paris (ON) - Gates Engineering & Manufacturing Plant

  • Complete engineering for the design of majority of gates types, stop logs, trash racks, embedded components and hoists
  • Fabrication is performed by certified skilled trades
  • Complete installation, commissioning and technical advisory services

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Boucherville - P&G Service and Rehab Specialists

ANDRITZ Hydro’s facility in Boucherville, established as HMI Construction Inc. (HMI), has more than 65 years of experience in the energy sector, especially in the hydropower industry.

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Peterborough (ON) - Generator Center

The generator engineering located in Peterborough is the ANDRITZ excellence center for low speed generators greater than 50 MVA.

  • Generator design (electro-magnetic & mechanical)
  • Multi-turn stator coil and bars manufacturing facility - press cured  insulation technology
  • 17,000 square foot facility

Lachine (QC) - Hydraulic Laboratory

ANDRITZ Hydro Canada Inc. in Lachine (QC) is a well equipped and world class instrumented hydraulic lab, with:

  • 2 Hydraulic test stands, unique in Canada, including model manufacturing
  • Integrated into the global R&D program, with mandate for Francis turbines
  • Develop, manufacture and test models to international standards (IEC)

Richmond (BC) - Regional Office

  • Regional Sales & Project, Management Office
  • Engineers for Compact Hydro (CH), Large Hydro (LH), Service & Rehab (SR), Automation (AUT) business units
  • Focused on serving Western Canada Clients

ANDRITZ Hydropower at a glimpse

ANDRITZ Hydropower is one of the world's leading suppliers of electromechanical equipment and services for hydropower stations in the dynamically growing global renewable energy market. Based on 180 years of experience and a global installed capacity of 470 gigawatts, we offer innovative solutions for new and existing hydropower stations, from small hydropower to large-scale plants. State-of-the-art digital solutions, comprehensive services for the operation and maintenance of entire hydropower plants, and turbo generators for the thermal industry complete the portfolio.

  • More than 185 years of turbine experience 
  • Over 33,200 turbines (more than 489,000 MW) installed
  • Complete range up to more than 800 MW
  • Over 135 years electrical equipment experience 
  • Leading in service and rehabilitation
  • More than 25 GW total​ installed capacity of​ Compact Hydro units

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6100 Trans Canada Highway
QC H9R 1B9 Pointe-Claire

+1 (514) 428 6700