International technology group ANDRITZ has been selected by Hydro-Québec as the exclusive partner to re-equip potentially up to all fourteen 54-MW turbine generator units at the Carillon generating station located on the Ottawa River. Hydro-Québec has awarded to ANDRITZ the supply and installation of a first set of six turbine-generator units on September 30, 2020.
Hydro-Québec will invest $750 million to refurbish its Carillon generating station, mainly to replace six generating units. The investment also covers the cost of civil engineering work, including making adjustments to water passageways, upgrading electrical equipment and replacing the station roof. Work will start in 2021 and continue until 2027.
ANDRITZ is the original manufacturer of the existing turbines and generators at the Carillon generating station. "The completion of this project will have a significant impact on maintaining Quebec's hydroelectric know-how within ANDRITZ and its many suppliers located in Quebec," said Daniel Carrier, President of ANDRITZ Hydro Canada.
These Quebec suppliers will be mainly involved in the manufacturing of critical components including the Kaplan runners and in the installation of the equipment on site. Most of design work will be performed at ANDRITZ facilities in Lachine, Chambly and Pointe-Claire, where its project management office is located, only less than 60 km from the Carillon generating station.
Carillon generating station is a run-of-river power plant consisting of 14 generating units with a total installed capacity of 753 MW. Built in the early 1960s, it is a key part of Hydro-Québec's hydroelectric generating fleet. The station is close to the greater Montréal area and feeds power into the grid during peak consumption periods.
SOURCE: ANDRITZ Hydro Canada