Mactaquac is a 670MW hydro power project. It is located on Saint John river/basin in New Brunswick, Canada. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 1964 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1968. Buy the profile here.

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The project is currently owned by New Brunswick Power.

Mactaquac is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project are 37m and 35.4m respectively. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 6 in number. The penstock length is 55m. The penstock diameter is 8.84m. The project generated 1,600 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1964 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1968.

Contractors involved

The turbines for the hydro power project have been supplied by Andritz Hydro, Power Machines and Voith Hydro Holding.

The electric generators for the project were procured from Andritz Hydro and Voith Hydro Holding.

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This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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