Engineering Support, Consulting

& Project Management Services
for the Hydro Electric Industry
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Hydro Generation Projects

Major Projects:

Atco Power Joffre Power Station

·     2006 Joffre Power Station Unit 2, field disassembly of generator, remove rotor from stator and after refurbishment reinstalled, field reassembly of generator.

 

BC Hydro Voith Revelstoke Unit 5

·     2010 designed custom tooling to machine headcover and bottom ring stationary sealing surfaces.

 

Capital Power Mamquam 2

·     2010 project managed shop refurbishment, and assisted in-field reassembly.

 

City of Calgary

·     2010 Project managed shop refurbishment of IR pump.

·     2010 Glenmore Dam, project managed shop refurbishment of 36” check valve

·     2010 Glenmore Dam, paper presented at Hydrovision on the City of Calgary Glenmore Dam Penstock valve seal engineering and upgrade.

·     2008 Glenmore Dam, field disassembly of east valve, project managed shop refurbishment, field reassembly, life extension.

·     2007 Glenmore Dam, field disassembly of west valve, project managed shop refurbishment, field reassembly, life extension.

·     2005 Glenmore Dam inspection of 12’ diameter East and West discharge of water valves. 

 

Fortis Hydroelectric Generation

·          2009 South Slocan 1, project managed shop refurbishment, greaseless conversion and life extension upgrade.  

·          2009 South Slocan 3, project managed shop refurbishment, greaseless conversion and life extension upgrade. 

·          2008 South Slocan 2, project managed shop refurbishment, greaseless conversion and life extension upgrade. 

·          2006 Waneta 4, project managed shop refurbishment, life extension upgrade. 

·          2005 Lower Bonnington 3, project managed shop refurbishment, greaseless conversion and life extension upgrade. 

 

Northwest Power Corporation - Snare Rapids

· 2005 Snare Rapids, project managed shop refurbishment, life extension upgrade.

 

OPG Voith

·      2006 OPG Abitibi Canyon 5, project managed shop refurbishment, greaseless conversion and life extension upgrade.

·      2005 OPG Abitibi Canyon 4, project managed shop refurbishment, greaseless conversion and life extension upgrade.

OPG

·      2007 OPG Abitibi Canyon 3, project managed shop refurbishment, greaseless conversion and life extension upgrade.

 

Rio Tinto Alcan

·          2013 Kemano, Backup Tunnel Proect commissioning (6 - 11ft ∅ butterfly valves). 

·           2013 Kemano, removal of old and installation of 2 new 225 ton cranes. 

·           2011 Kemano 7, field alignment of unit and assisted in reassembly. 

·          2010 Kemano 1, field alignment of unit and assisted in reassembly. 

·          2008 Kemano 4, field alignment of unit and assisted in reassembly. 

·          2007 Kemano 5, field alignment of unit and assisted in reassembly.  

 

SaskPower

·      2011-2012 Coteau Creek 1, balancing, unit trouble shooting.

 

TransAlta

·          2014 Rundle 2, Project Engineer unit disassembly and reassembly, runner repair. 

·          2014 Generator performance testing Ghost 4 and Brazeau 2. 

·          2013 Cdam upgrade and Cascade governor systems. 

·          2012 Surge Engineering, working on Engineering backlog. 

·          2012 Bighorn 1, pre-upgrade and life extension unit inspection. 

·          2012 Spray 1, investigated cavitation event on turbine components and managed repair, balancing and commissioning. 

·          2012 Kananaskis 2, assisted field disassembly, reassembly, alignment, and commissioning. 

·          2012 Kananaskis 1, unit alignment. 

·          2010 Horseshoe 3, project managed shop refurbishment, life extension upgrade. 

·          2010 Horseshoe 2, project managed shop refurbishment, life extension upgrade. 

·          2010 Horseshoe 1, project managed shop refurbishment, life extension upgrade. 

·          2010 Kananaskis 3, project managed shop refurbishment, greaseless conversion and life extension upgrade. 

·          2009 Horseshoe 4, field disassembly, project managed shop refurbishment, field reassembly, greaseless conversion and life extension upgrade. 

·          2008 Kananaskis 1, project managed shop refurbishment, greaseless conversion and life extension upgrade. 

·          2008 Spray 1, project managed shop refurbishment, greaseless conversion and life extension upgrade. 

·          2007 Cascade 1, field disassembly project managed shop refurbishment, field reassembly, greaseless conversion and life extension upgrade. 

·          2007 Ghost 2, project managed shop refurbishment, greaseless conversion and life extension upgrade. 

·          2006 Rundle 1, field disassembly project managed shop refurbishment, field reassembly, greaseless conversion and life extension upgrade. 

·          Minor projects on Bighorn, Bearspaw, Barrier, Cdam, Taylor Chute, and Brazeau units. 

 

 

Voith

·      2015 - 2016, installation of 2 - 30MW Peltons for Alterra Power Corp. at Jimmie Creek.