Hydro-Quebec reports progress at two projects

Hydro-Quebec reports turbine-generators are to be installed in early 2007 at its 62-MW Chute-Allard and 76-MW Rapides-des-Coeurs hydroelectric stations in Quebec’s St. Maurice River Valley.

The utility said planning of work for the two projects is similar, with commissioning scheduled for early 2008. Excavation began in August 2005, followed by concreting of the power stations in March 2006. (HNN 3/22/06)

Work was suspended for a time in August 2006 at both projects after mold was discovered in workers’ dormitories. Work resumed at both projects within several weeks. The utility said the delay would not affect project completion.

Chute-Allard contractors and their responsibilities include: Fernand Gilbert Ltee, powerhouse excavation; Demathieu and Hand-barrow-Cegerco S.E.N.C., concreting of the power station and gravity dams; and Litostroj/Arno, supply and installation of turbine-generator equipment. CLS Enterprise and S.E.P. are to supply and install mechanical and electrical equipment.

Rapides-des-Coeurs contractors include Constructions Bob-son Inc., which is responsible for excavation of the power station. Demathieu et Bard-Cegerco SENC is handling concreting of the power station. Litostroj/Arno is responsible for supplying and installing turbine-generator groups.

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