Alstom has been awarded three contracts at hydroelectric power sites operated by Canadian utilities Hydro-Québec and Manitoba Hydro totaling approximately €40 million (approx. $50 million). For the first two projects, the company will supply new runners for units C-1 and C-3 at the 38-unit, 1,900 MW Beauharnois Generating Station. The third project is for the Pointe du Bois Spillway Replacement Project. All three contracts were booked during fiscal year 2011-2012.
Alstom’s North American Hydro headquarters and manufacturing facility in Sorel-Tracy, QC, will design, produce and deliver one new 47 MW Francis turbine runner for unit C-1 of Hydro-Québec’s Beauharnois Generating Station. Hydro-Québec has also exercised the option for five additional upgraded propeller runners including part refurbishment for unit C-3, which falls within the framework of an original contract the Quebec utility awarded Alstom in 2010. The individual retrofit projects will increase electricity output by replacing old runners with new designs.
The scheduled delivery date for unit C-1 is November 2013 and the first runner for unit C-3 under the option taken up by Hydro-Québec is expected to be delivered in 2014.
The Pointe du Bois Spillway Replacement Project for Manitoba Hydro is next to the Pointe du Bois generating station on the Winnipeg River. Under the terms of this contract, Alstom is responsible for the design and supply of new gates and hoists for the new spillway facilities.
Commissioning of the primary and secondary spillway is scheduled for November 2014 and April 2016.