Propeller to KAPLAN Conversion

Propeller turbine to KAPLAN turbine Conversion Single or Double Regulated NORCAN Exclusive

NORCAN‘s proven expertise as a solutions provider in modernizing existing hydroelectric power plants has led NORCAN engineering and R&D department to provide a new exclusive solution. Old propeller turbine replacement with much higher efficiencies NORCAN KAPLAN turbine conversion with single or double regulation. NORCAN propeller turbine to KAPLAN turbine conversion has numerous benefits to the power plant owners, including no structural changes to the power station and very little civil work to install the wicket gates regulation, and the turbine runner diameter remains the same. In addition, the modern hydraulic geometries significantly increase the turbine power output, providing annual energy production gain while maximizing revenues for the plant owners. The NORCAN propeller turbine to KAPLAN conversion projects have an average power output gain from 20% to 34% with the same flow rate and rated net head with no invasive and costly civil construction activities. A further notable benefit of the NORCAN propeller turbine to KAPLAN turbine conversion is the short lead time from design to production, limiting the planned downtime for the modernization to a strict minimum.  Simultaneously, the old turbine remains in operation until installing the new KAPLAN turbine.  NORCAN older propeller turbine or older long shaft vertical FRANCIS turbine to KAPLAN turbine conversion is a game-changer as the ideal plug & generate a solution for existing hydroelectric power plants. NORCAN modernization will be providing dependable operations for decades enabling owners to maximize their plants’ revenues.

GORGE 18 - 4.1 MW, Vermont - 22.5% Gain in Power Output

1 x KAPLAN Vertical Double Regulated from 3400 kW to 4170kW -180 RPM –Kaplan Conversion runner diameter 2921-mm / 115.00-in

NORCAN old Propeller turbine to KAPLAN turbine conversion with Single or Double Regulation Plant Modernization. From Concept to Operations, NORCAN is a Leader of Expert Solution Provider, from Engineering, R&D, Manufacturing, dismantling the old unit in conjunction with a new turbine to minimize downtime, Installation, Commissioning with on-time delivery. Project Gorge 18 from 3.4MW to 4.0 MW, a 22.7% gain in power output with a significant increase in annual energy production. NORCAN is the Solutions Provider of choice in hydropower plant modernization with modern hydraulic geometries, state-of-the-art technology, and best-in-class quality made in Canada.

Scotland Dam 2.34 MW, Connecticut

BARBER Turbine Propeller replacement with 1 x new NORCAN KAPLAN vertical double regulated from 2170 kW to 2348 kW gain in power output from Propeller to KAPLAN conversion -150 RPM – New KAPLAN runner diameter 2000-mm / 106.30-in. 2.34 MW KAPLAN Double Regulated with NORCAN modern hydraulic geometries for more power output significantly increasing the annual energy production for a sustainable future supporting building climate resilience while maximizing the power plant revenue for decades of dependable operations. NORCAN scope of work included engineering, R&D, Design, Project Management, Manufacturing of the Runners and Wicket Gates, Dismantling, Installation, and Commissioning with best quality made in Canada with core components sourced in Canada and the U.S.A.`

Boyce Dam 1.4 MW, Michigan

Propeller replacement with 1 x new NORCAN KAPLAN vertical double regulated from 1200 kW to 1440 kW gain in power output from Propeller to KAPLAN conversion -225 RPM – New KAPLAN runner diameter 2000-mm / 78.74-in. 1.4 MW KAPLAN Double Regulated with NORCAN modern hydraulic geometries for more power output significantly increasing the annual energy production for a sustainable future supporting building climate resilience while maximizing the power plant revenue for decades of dependable operations. NORCAN scope of work included engineering, R&D, Design, Project Management, Manufacturing of the Runners and Wicket Gates, Dismantling, Installation, and Commissioning with best quality made in Canada with core components sourced in Canada and the U.S.A.

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