Alstom wins trio of contracts for Canadian hydropower projects

SOREL-TRACY, Quebec, Canada 5/25/12 (PennWell) — Alstom Hydro has been awarded three contracts worth about US$50 million for work at two hydroelectric power sites.

At Hydro-Quebec’s 1,900-MW Beauharnois Generating Station, located about 40 km southwest of Montreal and in operation since 1932, Alstom is to supply a 47-MW Francis turbine runner for Unit C-1 and five upgraded propeller runners, including part refurbishment for Unit C-3. The work at C-3 is an option exercised on a contract originally awarded to Alstom by Hydro-Quebec in 2010.

The company says it expects the runner for C-1 to be delivered in November 2013 and the first runner, for Unit C-3, to be delivered in 2014.

The third project, to be completed at the 78-MW Pointe du Bois generating station on the Winnipeg River, will see the company design and supply new gates and hoists for the plant’s spillway. The facility is owned by Manitoba Hydro.

“These new investments will ensure that hydro continues providing the country with clean, cost-effective and reliable electricity for years to come, says Claude Lambert, vice president and managing director of Alstom’s North American Hydro division.

HydroWorld.com reported in January that Alstom was awarded another contract by Hydro-Quebec for work at the 5,616-MW Robert-Bourassa hydroelectric plant.

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