Manitoba Hydro seeks stator, coil removals at Canada’s 1,220-MW Kettle hydro project

Kettle station

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to remove and dispose of stators and coils from three generating units of the 1,220-MW Kettle hydroelectric project on Manitoba’s Nelson River. Bids are due Aug. 21.

The second-largest hydro plant in the province, Kettle was commissioned in the early 1970s and is undergoing a gradual rehabilitation and modernization project intended to extend its life.

Voith Hydro won a contract in 2014 to replace stator frames, supply pole re-insulation services, and provide new cores, windings and coolers for three 120-MVa generating units at Kettle. Manitoba Hydro took bids Aug. 7 for dam safety reviews of Kettle and two other projects on the Nelson. (HydroWorld 7/29/15)

The utility now seeks bids for: removal and containment of copper stator coils and all other components containing asbestos insulation from the stators of Units 1-3; salvage and sale of copper stator coils; disassembly, cutting, removal and cleanup of stator cores and frames; and sale of scrap metal. The work is to require 26 months.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Canadian Public Tenders Internet site under

Bids are due by 4 p.m., Central time, Aug. 21. For information, contact Manitoba Hydro, Purchasing Dept., P.O. Box 1287 STN MAIN, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2Z1 Canada; Fax: (1) 204-360-6130; E-mail:; Internet:


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