Canada - New Post Creek
Ontario Power Generation and Taykwa Tagamou Nation, on whose traditional territory the project is located, have begun construction of the New Post Creek hydropower plant, a 27 MW greenfield development.
They have awarded an EPC contract to Kiewit/Aecon New Post, a partnership who will be ANDRITZ HYDRO’s customer.
The New Post Creek run-of-river power plant is located in the northeastern part of the Canadian Province of Ontario. The plant must operate from a rated discharge of 49 m3/s down to 10 m3/s without excessive vibration or rough operation. In dry periods there may be several starts and stops per day.
ANDRITZ HYDRO has delivered many turbines and generators to Ontario Power Generation Inc. and has also worked with Kiewit on several EPC contracts in both eastern and western Canada over the last few years. This contract continues a long relationship between ANDRITZ HYDRO and both customers. A Limited Notice to Proceed with engineering of HPP New Post Creek was signed in December 2014. The Notice to Proceed with the contract followed in March 2015. ANDRITZ HYDRO Canada will design, supply, install, and commission the water-to-wire equipment package featuring two 13.5 MW horizontal Compact Francis turbines and two synchronous generators. These will be the first Compact Francis turbines ever delivered to eastern Canada by ANDRITZ HYDRO.
First embedded parts are due to be delivered in November 2015. The main equipment is scheduled for delivery in June 2016. Commissioning is scheduled for January 2017.