Canadian utility company SaskPower has awarded Andritz a €90 million contract to refurbish the E.B. Campbell hydroelectric power station on the Saskatchewan River.
Under the terms of the deal, Andritz will refurbish six of the eight units at the power station, which was originally commissioned in 1963. The other two units were refurbished eight years ago by Andritz.
The scope of work includes model testing and the replacement of six Francis turbine generator sets, including auxiliaries as well as mechanical and electrical balance of plant. The Francis runners will have a diameter of 4m and generate 35MW each at a rated head of 32m. The first unit will be dismantled in August 2019 and put back into operation in July 2020. The remaining five units will follow at a rate of one per year until 2025.
This is the biggest hydropower refurbishment contract to date for Andritz.