Shipshaw is a 1,145MW hydro power project. It is located on Saguenay river/basin in Quebec, Canada. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1943. Buy the profile here.


The project is currently owned by Rio Tinto Alcan.

Shipshaw is a reservoir based project.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1943.

Contractors involved

Shipshaw (Shipshaw Expansion) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy francis turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 225MW nameplate capacity.

Shipshaw (Shipshaw Phase I) is equipped with Voith Hydro Holding francis turbines. The phase consists of 12 turbines.

GE Renewable Energy supplied electric generator(s) for the Shipshaw (Shipshaw Expansion). The generator capacity is 250 MVA.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 7 electric generators for the Shipshaw (Shipshaw Phase I). The generator capacity is 75 MVA.

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