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February 2021: Muskrat Falls, Canada – Successful handover of unit #1

ANDRITZ Hydro Canada finished 2020 on a high note with the achievement of an important milestone at the Muskrat Falls Project in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.


We would like to thank and congratulate everyone involved on the successful hand over of the Muskrat Falls unit #1 to Nalcor Energy-Lower Churchill Project (LCP) for commercial operation, after completion in December 2020. It has been a long, arduous journey since the signature of this major new Large Hydro project in 2013. The route has been a difficult one with numerous challenges and roadblocks. However, thanks to the determination of LCP and ANDRITZ Hydro, this first of four great milestones has been successfully achieved.

The contract scope for this 824 MW hydropower plant includes design, supply and installation of four new units with a capacity of 206 MW each. Besides the four vertical Kaplan turbines, synchronous generators, water/air cooling and digital governor systems with servomotors and high pressure oil supply systems, as well as static excitation control, protection and monitoring systems are also within the scope of works. The turbine-generator unit was designed in Canada and manufactured overseas in Asia. The unit was assembled at site with personnel mostly from Newfoundland and Labrador under the leadership and supervision of ANDRITZ Hydro Canada.

We are very pleased to have successfully completed this first major milestone without a lost time injury (or incident). We are looking forward to a successful completion of the next three units in the coming months of 2021.
Technical Details
Total output: 824 MW
Scope output: 4 x 206 MW
Head: 35 m
Voltage: 15 kV
Speed: 90 rpm
Runner diameter: 8,820 mm


February 2021: ANDRITZ to supply electro-mechanical equipment for Red Rock Falls Generation Station, Canada



The first unit rehabilitation will start in June 2022, final commissioning is expected in April 2023.

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December 2020: 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


November 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.

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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.

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