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HPP Shipshaw, Canada – Successful commissioning

ANDRITZ Hydro Canada is celebrating an important project milestone achievement at Shipshaw U8 Project


We would like to congratulate everyone on the successful commissioning of a completely new generator stator for unit #8 of HPP Shipshaw, completed on November 11, 2020.

In 2018, ANDRITZ Hydro received an order from Rio Tinto for the rehabilitation of the generator unit #8 at the Shipshaw hydropower station in Jonquière, Québec. The contract scope included design, supply and installation supervision of a brand new stator. It was designed in Canada and manufactured and shop wound in four sections in India. These four sections were delivered on site beginning in January 2020. Then, they were assembled by Rio Tinto employees under the supervision of ANDRITZ Hydro Canada.

We are very pleased to have successfully completed the project Shipshaw U8, teaming up with Rio Tinto employees, without any safety incidents. We are looking forward to a successful completion of a second new stator for Shipshaw U12 being manufactured in India. We are looking forward to a successful completion of a second new stator for Shipshaw U12 being manufactured in India.

Technical Details

Total output:947 MW 
Scope ouput:92.6 MVA
Voltage:13,8 kV
Head:63.4 m
Speed:128.6 rpm
Stator diameter:9,754 mm

December, 2020



ANDRITZ has been awarded major refurbishment contract by Hydro-Québec, Canada

International technology group ANDRITZ has been selected by Hydro-Québec as the exclusive partner to re-equip potentially up to all fourteen 54-MW turbine generator units at the Carillon generating station located on the Ottawa River, Canada. Hydro-Québec has awarded the supply and installation of the first set of six turbine-generator units to ANDRITZ on September 30, 2020.

© Hydro-Quebec

The first phase encompasses complete re-equipping of six units with new generators, speed governors and turbines. ANDRITZ is responsible for design, manufacture, transportation, assembly, testing and commissioning of the entire equipment.

The existing units were supplied and commissioned by ANDRITZ in the early 1960’s. With its knowledge of this technology as the Original Equipment Manufacturer, expertise and local presence of the company’s execution teams as well as the company’s proximity to the Carillon generating station, ANDRITZ is the perfect partner for Hydro-Québec in execution of this important project, which will span over 16 years in total, with commissioning of the last unit planned for 2036.

This order confirms the strong relationship between ANDRITZ and Hydro Québec and is another important milestone for ANDRITZ in the Canadian hydropower market. ANDRITZ has been present on the Canadian hydro market since 1890, delivering about 1,000 units with a total capacity of 50 GW in Canada. The ANDRITZ GROUP has in total around 1,000 employees in Canada.

November,  2020

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