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August 2021: Muskrat Falls, Canada – Successful hand-over of third unit

We would like to thank and congratulate everyone involved on the successful hand over of the Muskrat Falls unit #3 to Nalcor Energy-Lower Churchill Project (LCP) for commercial operation, after completion in August 2021.

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The hard work and dedication of the teams from LCP and ANDRITZ Hydro has contributed to successfully reaching this third important milestone. A special thank you to the commissioning team.

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. The scope of work includes four vertical Kaplan turbines, synchronous generators, digital governor systems with servomotors and high-pressure oil supply systems, static excitation, control, protection and monitoring systems. 

We are very pleased to have successfully reached this third major milestone without a lost time injury (or incident). We are looking forward to a successful completion of the final unit 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: 85.7 rpm
Runner diameter: 8,820 mm

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April 2021: ANDRITZ to rehabilitate the hydraulic passages at Carillon generating station, Canada

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has been awarded a contract by Hydro-Québec, Canada, to rehabilitate the hydraulic passages of the Carillon generating station located on the Ottawa River, Canada.

Read more in the press release

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Rapides Farmers

Hydro-Québec entrusted ANDRITZ Hydro with the mandate to upgrade the complete electrical system of the generating station.

The scope of work consists of the replacement of strategic electrical and control equipment, including cable trays, conduits and cabling. The work also includes HVAC, concrete and architectural work related to the control room.

Located near the city of Gatineau, QC, the generating station that has been operating since 1927 and is a landmark in Outaouais history.

Straddling l a river once used to float timber, Rapides-Farmer generating station was acquired by Hydro-Québec in 1963 in the second phase of the nationalization of electricity. On your visit, you'll see the industrial remains of Hydro-Québec's longest log chute, which bypassed two facilities. The 2,134-m log chute was dismantled in 1990.

The power station consists of 5 vertical Francis turbines, providing 98 MW of total installed capacity.

One-of-a-kind powerhouse

Unlike many other generating stations, Rapides-Farmer has no spillway. Instead, it has a weir that lets out water when the level gets too high. And did you know the course of the Rivière Gatineau was diverted so it would run to the powerhouse? Come discover the unique features of this invaluable heritage facility.

Technical details:

  • Generating Station commissioned in 1927
  • Run-of-river plant with an installed capacity of 98 MW
  • The power plant includes 5 T/G units.

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ANDRITZ selected for the rehabilitation of the hydraulic passages at the Carillon generating station, Canada

Hydro-Québec entrusted ANDRITZ Hydro with the mandate to rehabilitate the hydraulic passages of the power plant.

It is through its HMI Construction Inc. division that this mandate has been granted. The first part of the mandate includes, among other things, all the work related to the design, manufacture, and installation of hydromechanical equipment required for the repair and / or replacement of 6 hydraulic passages, including related civil mechanical work.

In addition to the mandate obtained by the international technology group ANDRITZ for the re-equipment of the 54 MW turbine-generator sets of the Carillon generating station located on the Outaouais River, Canada, Hydro-Québec also entrusted ANDRITZ with a mandate to rehabilitate the hydraulic passages of the power plant.

The scope of services covered by this contract includes all the work related to the design, manufacture and installation of hydromechanical equipment related to the repair and / or replacement of six hydraulic passages including the associated civil works, 18 new water intake gates (6 m X 10 m), 18 sets of new embedded guides (25 m), the rehabilitation of 18 trash racks (6 m X 20 m), as well as 18 new hydraulic hoist systems. 

This project will be carried out over seven years from May 2021 and last until October 2027. 

With these two mandates, ANDRITZ Hydro Canada demonstrates its ability to offer integrated rehabilitation solutions, covering all components related to hydroelectric production, making Andritz the ideal Global Partner for all hydroelectric installations.
 
Thanks to its presence at the plant for the future re-equipment of the fourteen turbine-generator sets, the expertise and local presence of its execution teams as well as the proximity of the Carillon generating station make ANDRITZ the ideal partner for Hydro-Québec for the realization of this other project which will span over 7 years.

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Muskrat Falls, Canada
Video of lowering of the Kaplan turbine into the pit

The lowering of the Kaplan turbine into the pit is always a work of precision and craftmanship. The video shows the lowering of a vertical Kaplan turbine into the pit at Muskrat Falls hydropower plant, Canada. The contract scope of ANDRITZ for the project Muskrat Falls includes design, supply, and installation of four new units with a capacity of 206 MW each. Besides the four vertical Kaplan turbines, synchronous generators, digital governor systems, static excitation systems, control, protection and monitoring systems are also within the scope of works. The turbine-generator unit including the Kaplan turbine was designed in Canada and manufactured in Asia. At the site of Muskrat Falls, the unit was assembled with personnel mostly from Newfoundland and Labrador under the leadership and supervision of ANDRITZ Hydro Canada
To learn more about turbines, check out our product page. 

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

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March 2021: Join our Team

Our ANDRITZ Hydro team in Canada is growing! We are looking for your talents to join our dynamic team!

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If you are looking for stability, an exciting and fulfilling career and making a positive contribution to climate change then look no further. We want to hear from you. We have vacancies in various locations across Quebec and Ontario in project management, engineering, sales, quality, HSE and site installation.


Visit our page!
 

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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.

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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

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

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International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Mississagi Power Trust, a subsidiary of Evolugen by Brookfield Renewable, for the major rehabilitation of the G1 turbine and generator as well as electrical balance of plant for G1 and G2 at the Red Rock Falls Generation Station, located on the Mississagi River in the Algoma District of Ontario, Canada. 

Read more in the press release

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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

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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

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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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