Propeller turbines having very high rotation speeds, making them effective for sites with low head. These types of turbines will have three to six runner blades.
Norcan has extensive experience designing and manufacturing vertical propeller turbines with single regulation and open pit axial flow single regulations propeller turbines. Thus, enabling Norcan to help station owners reach all their goals.
Kenora Falls, Ontario
This was a redevelopment project for an already existing powerhouse. The client wanted to reduce the number of units from 10 to 6, while increasing the total capacity of the station. In addition to this, the existing building shell and footprint needed to be preserved. Lastly, there was a capacity limit of the powerhouse crane that required the units to be shipped to site partially dismantled. Norcan produced six single regulated, vertical, 87.79 in., 2230 mm, 1MW propeller turbines. Total installed capacity is 6 MW. Despite the project constraints, Norcan was able to greatly increase the station's output. Norcan's scope of work included engineering, project management, manufacturing of the turbines, supply of the generators, installation, and commissioning. Norcan provides innovative turbine solutions.