ANDRITZ has been awarded a contract by Hydro-Québec to rehabilitate the hydraulic passages of the 756-MW Carillon generating station located on the Ottawa River in Canada.
This order follows a recent contract from Hydro-Québec for the first phase to complete the re-equipment of six 54-MW turbine-generator units of this plant. Realization of this additional project will span over seven years.
The first part of the contract comprises all work related to the design, manufacture and installation of hydromechanical equipment required for the repair and/or replacement of six hydraulic passages (including civil mechanical work), 18 new intake gates (6 m by 10 m), 18 sets of new embedded guides (25 m), rehabilitation of 18 trashracks (6 m by 20 m), as well as 18 new hydraulic hoist systems.
The Carillon station was completed in 1964. The generating station is in Quebec but the spillway is in Ontario. The powerhouse contains 14 turbine-generator units.
Hydro-Quebec gets the vast majority of its electricity supply from hydroelectric generating stations. It is in the unique position of both owning plants that are more than 100 years old and actively building new hydro powerhouses.
ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. ANDRITZ Hydro supplies electromechanical equipment and services for hydropower plants globally. ANDRITZ has been present in the Canadian hydro market since 1890.