ANDRITZ to supply stators for Manitoba Hydro’s 1,220-MW Kettle station

Kettle station

ANDRITZ has entered into a contract with Manitoba Hydro for up to eight replacement stators, units 5-12, for the 1,220-MW Kettle Generating Station.

The station is located on the lower Nelson River in Manitoba, Canada. This second-largest hydro plant in the province was commissioned in the early 1970s and is undergoing a gradual rehabilitation and modernization project intended to extend its life.

The scope of supply includes the design, supply, transportation and installation of new stators with a rated output of 138 MVA each, and the refurbishment of a few other generator components such as the rotor poles. Manitoba Hydro will be responsible for the site work not in ANDRITZ scope of supply, as well as the unit commissioning. 

The first unit that has been released will have an outage start in July 2023, with an expected return to service in December 2023. The stator assembly will start ahead of the unit outage in February 2023.

This contract provides a long-term relationship between ANDRITZ and Manitoba Hydro to extend the life of an important generating station and help toward continuing to deliver clean, renewable and dispatchable energy for the province of Manitoba for years to come, ANDRITZ said.

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Elizabeth Ingram is content director for the Hydro Review website and HYDROVISION International. She has more than 17 years of experience with the hydroelectric power industry. Follow her on Twitter @ElizabethIngra4 .

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