Contractors named to equip four Canada projects of 50 MW

Contractors have been named to supply equipment to four new hydroelectric projects in British Columbia totaling nearly 50 MW.

Clemina, Serpentine, Bone creeks

Canadian Projects Ltd., project manager and engineer for project owner Canadian Hydro Developers Inc., awarded contracts to Mavel a.s. for two Canadian Hydro Developers projects — 9.9-MW Clemina Creek and 9.6-MW Serpentine Creek. (HNN 8/17/07)

Canadian Projects also awarded a contract to Litostroj of Slovenia to supply turbine and generator equipment to another Canadian Hydro Developers project, 20-MW Bone Creek.

Mavel, of the Czech Republic, said it would manufacture and supply vertical Pelton turbines for Clemina Creek and Serpentine Creek. The company also is to supply generators by Elprom ZEM of Bulgaria, hydraulic systems by Vortex of Quebec, Canada, and valves by TB Hydro of Poland.

The Clemina, Serpentine, and Bone sites are north of the town of Blue River, about 270 kilometers north of Kamloops. Construction of the three projects could begin in June, once heavy snowfall in the Thompson River Valley has melted. Canadian Hydro Developers said work would start with C$22 million (US$21.8 million) Clemina Creek and C$46 million (US$45.6 million) Bone Creek, followed by C$22 million (US$21.8 million) Serpentine Creek. The projects’ targeted completion date is spring 2010.

Upper Clowhom

Canadian Projects, of Calgary, Alberta, awarded another contract to Mavel for a fourth project, 9.9-MW Upper Clowhom, which is owned by Hydromax Energy Ltd. of Vancouver, B.C., a division of ENMAX Corp. (HNN 7/28/06)

Canadian Projects, which serves as project manager and engineer for that project as well, awarded a contract for Mavel to supply one vertical Pelton turbine with an inside runner diameter of 1,700 millimeters, a synchronous generator from Elprom ZEM, a hydraulic power unit by Vortex, and valves from TB Hydro.

The Upper Clowhom site is in southwest British Columbia, about 100 kilometers north of Vancouver. Commissioning is anticipated for mid-2009, Mavel said.

Mavel, a manufacturing and engineering company, said it would provide installation, testing, and commissioning supervision for Clemina Creek, Serpentine Creek, and Upper Clowhom.

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