Francis Camelback

Norcan is the leader in Francis Camelback turbine technology for station modernization. Thereby, providing a significant increase in power output and sustainable annual energy production for our clients. The Norcan Francis Camelback turbine design includes modern runners, with Norcan's exclusive wicket gate regulation that have enhanced casings for increased efficiency. Our modernization may increase the output of by 15% to 20%. Using the same rated head, rated flows, and without extensive civil work. Also, in some cases, even keeping the same inlet and draft tube.

Chaudière Falls GS2, Québec

Modernization project, providing three new Francis Quad (Yes Quad!) Camelback turbines with wicket gate regulation. The runners are 64 in., 1320 mm, 1000 kW. For a total capacity of 12,000 kW. Norcan provided, engineering, fabrication of the turbines, dismantling, installation and commissioning.

Bonny Eagle, Maine

Modernization with a new Francis Camelback turbine with wicket gates regulation. The runners are 52 in., 1320 mm, 1960 kW. Norcan's scope of supply included, engineering, fabrication of the turbine, dismantling, installation, and commissioning. Brookfield was awarded a Low Impact Hydropower Institute (certificate # 182) for this site. The LIHI certificate demonstrates that Brookfield is serious about the environment.

Chaudière Falls, Québec

Modernization with four new Francis Camelback turbines with wicket gate regulation. The eight runners are 60 in., 1520 mm. Norcan provided, engineering, manufacturing turbines, installation and commissioning.

Sturgeon Falls, Ontario

Modernization with two new Francis Camelback turbines with wicket gate regulation. The runners for this project are, 52 in., 1320 mm, 1900 kW. Norcan's scope of supply included, engineering, anufacturing of the turbines, dismantling, installation and commissioning.

Saint Raphael, Québec

Runner modernization with two new Francis Camelback turbines. The runners are 60 in., 1520 mm,1400 kW. Norcan provided the following, engineering, fabrication of the turbines, dismantling, installation and commissioning.

McVittie, Ontario

Modernization with two new Francis Camelback turbines with wicket gate regulation. The runners are 50 in., 1270 mm, 1500 kW. Norcan's scope of supply included, engineering, manufacturing of turbines, dismantling, installation and commissioning.

Weedon, Québec

Modernization with two new Francis Camelback turbines with wicket gates regulation. The runners are 56 in., 1420 mm,1600 kW. Norcan provided engineering, manufacturing of the turbines, dismantling, installation and commissioning.

Beldens, Vermont

Modernization with one new Francis Camelback turbine with wicket gate regulation. The runners are, 41 in., 1040 mm, 1150 kW. Norcan's scope of supply included, engineering, manufacturing of the turbine, dismantling, installation and commissioning. Green Mountain Power was awarded a Low Impact Hydropower Institute certificate (number 128) for this site. The LIHI certificate exemplifies that Green Mountain Power is a champion of the environment and shows that hydropower is an essential part of mitigating climate change.

Abenaquis, Québec

Modernization with one new Francis Camelback turbine with wicket gate regulation. The runners are 35.6 in., 905 mm, 1275 kW. Norcan provided, engineering, fabrication of the turbine, dismantling, installation and commissioning.

Little Falls, Minnesota

Modernization with two new Francis Camelback turbines with wicket gate regulation. The runners are 45 in., 1140 mm, 573 kW. Norcan's scope of supply included engineering, manufacturing of the turbines, dismantling, installation and commissioning.

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