Lower Churchill – Muskrat Falls is an 824MW hydro power project. It is planned on Churchill river/basin in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the partially active stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2013 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2020. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed and currently owned by Nalcor Energy. The company has a stake of 100%.

The project is expected to generate 4,900 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2013. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2020.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to Emera under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors involved

SNC-Lavalin Group is expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the hydro power project.

Andritz Hydro will be the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The project consists of 4 units of Kaplan turbines, each with 206MW nameplate capacity.

Andritz Hydro will be the generator supplier for the hydro power project. The project consists of 4 turbines.

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About Nalcor Energy

Nalcor Energy Ltd (Nalcor) is a diversified energy company. The company’s operations include energy marketing, gas and oil, fabrication and hydro operations. Its oil and gas operation manages offshore and onshore oil and gas interests in Newfoundland and Labrador and operates projects such as White Rose Growth project and Hibernia Southern Extension project. Nalcor’s fabrication offers deepwater site, drydock fabrication and construction, and topsides fabrication and assembly. Its energy marketing operation exports surplus recapture electricity from Churchill Falls to Quebec. In addition, the company also generates and transmits electricity to utility, industrial, residential and retail customers. Nalcor is headquartered in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

This content was updated on 4 January 2024

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