The hydroelectric project, McLymont Creek, received the Project Excellence Award 2015 by GENERATE, the Clean Energy Association of British Columbia (CEBC). TurbinePROs is proud to be part of the project team.
This is one of three hydroelectric projects that TurbinePROs has provided turnkey field services for the installation of new hydro turbines at AltaGas' run-of-the-river projects in British Columbia, Canada. To follow is a short list of TurbinePROs' services at these projects:
Located in British Columbia, approximately 1,000 kilometers (km) northwest of Vancouver, the McLymont Creek Project is a run-of-river hydroelectric facility with an installed capacity of 66 megawatts (MW), enough to power approximately 20,000 homes.
The project captures energy produced by the natural flow and elevation drop of the creek to produce and deliver clean, renewable power to BC Hydro through the Forrest Kerr 287-kV transmission system to the BC Hydro Northwest Transmission Line (NTL) substation at Bob Quinn.
The project will divert a portion of the flow of McLymont Creek to move the water to a powerhouse where it will generate electricity. The run-of-river nature of this project ensures continual movement of water downstream of the proposed intake, minimizing any potential effects on aquatic resources in the area.
"Under the leadership of Altagas’ Construction Team, over 20 experienced contractors came together with a recovery plan that optimized the project’s critical path such that it could be commissioned ahead of schedule."
Contact our project managers and turbine field services at 877.363.5702
Due to deterioration and degradation of the original OEM unit, a run-of-the-river hydro plant sought an alternate solution to ensure optimal condition. TurbinePROs provided full refurbishment with engineering of a new head cover and manufacturing of new wicket gates. These modifications achieved greater output and enhanced operation post refurbishment compared to the original unit.
TurbinePROs has always been committed to our customers', employees', and entire project team's health and safety. Now, providing the safest, most productive services to power-generating facilities while minimizing and preventing the spread of COVID-19 is of paramount importance. We have worked diligently to develop solutions and protocol above and beyond the CDC's standard health and safety guidelines to mitigate Coronavirus infection while we are servicing critical plant components vital to infrastructure.
It is with great pride and gratitude that we thank every one of our team and those we work with on site who made 2018 the safest year in TurbinePROs' history.
The Recordable Incident Rate (RIR) is a mathematical calculation used by OSHA to define the number of employees per 100 full-time employees who have been involved in an OSHA-recordable injury or illness.