Smooth Rocks Falls, Ontario

Norcan successfully completed the modernization of a plant that has been in operation since 1916. It had an existing power output of 7.4 MW. The two new Francis vertical turbines with combined capacity of 10.9 MW, increased the power output by 38%. This was done using the same structure (no civil work), same rated head and the same rated flows. We designed and manufactured two new Francis vertical 100 in., 2544 mm, 5134 kW turbines. Norcan’s scope of supply also included the onsite assembly of two split generators, due to logistic issues and the capacity limitations of the station’s crane.