Voith to modernize Canadian hydropower station

8 May 2014 (Last Updated May 8th, 2014 18:30)

Voith Hydro has received a contract for the extensive modernisation of three hydropower generators at the Kettle generating station in the Canadian province of Manitoba.

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Voith Hydro has received a contract for the extensive modernisation of three hydropower generators at the Kettle generating station in the Canadian province of Manitoba.

The scope of contract, awarded by Manitoba Hydro, includes the replacement of stator frames, new cores and windings, pole re-insulation and the installation of new coolers.

Once the project is complete, each of the renovated units will be rated at 120MVA.

The Kettle power station, which is claimed to be the second-largest in Manitoba, has a total of 12 units with an installed capacity of 1,220MW.

It was commissioned in the early 1970s and will now undergo rehabilitation for continuation of renewable energy production for further decades.

"The installed capacity of hydropower amounts to 73GW and its share of the nation's total electricity supply is around 65%."

The Kettle generating station, built on the lower Nelson River, is located north of the 56th parallel, roughly 3km upstream from the Canadian National Railway's river crossing near the town of Gillam.

The installed capacity of hydropower amounts to 73GW and its share of the nation's total electricity supply is around 65%.

Voith has been a major supplier of hydropower technology since the early beginning and continues to develop it further.

As a full-line supplier, Voith's portfolio of products includes the entire life cycle of new and existing large and small hydropower plants. It offers turnkey plant solutions applying to both the field of power generation and the area of storing electric power.


Image: Voith to modernize hydropower generators at Kettle station in Canada. Photo: courtesy of Natara / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

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