The Upper Clowhom project is one of a two-plant development – Upper Clowhom and Lower Clowhom – which is owned by Hydromax Energy Ltd, a division of ENMAX Corporation. mavel provided equipment to the Upper Clowhom project, which is located just below Phantom Lake and has a rated net head of 165.2m and discharge of 7.9m3/sec.

The new hydroelectric plant utilizes one Mavel Vertical Pelton turbine with inside runner diameter of 1700mm. Mavel´s scope also included a synchronous generator, valves and site advisory services for installation, commissioning and testing. The project is the first Pelton installation for Mavel in North America.

Commenting on the project, Rostislav Pospisil, Mavel Regional Sales Director for the Americas, said: “The successful commissioning of Mavel equipment at Upper Clowhom is the first Pelton installation for Mavel in North America and has provided our engineering and installation teams with valuable experience for future projects.”

The company last year delivered equipment for two other hydroelectric power developments in British Columbia – TransAlta Corp’s Clemina and Serpentine projects. Both schemes utilize Mavel vertical Pelton turbines with five jets and 1060 mm runner diameter and will have installed capacity of about 10MW each.