Canada - Beauharnois

In June 2012 ANDRITZ HYDRO was awarded a contract from Hydro Quebec for the replacement of five excitation systems at the Beauharnois hydropower plant. This order followed the successful delivery of the excitation systems for HPP La Tuque.

The HPP Beauharnois is located at the St. Lawrence River approximately 40 km southwest of Montreal in the province of Quebec (Canada). The hydropower plant consists of 36 units with a total installed capacity of 1,853 MW. The units were put into operation from 1932 to 1961.

The contract consists of the delivery of five THYNE 4 systems including spare parts as well as commissioning, support and training. ANDRITZ HYDRO Austria completed the design work in October 2012. After manufacturing at ANDRITZ HYDRO in Graz (Austria) the successful factory acceptance test of the first system was done together with the customer in December 2012. The first unit was then delivered in January 2013. The remaining ones will be supplied on a yearly basis until 2017.

Technical data

Output:36 x 52 MW
Head:24.4 m
Speed:94.7 rpm

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