SNC-Lavalin in a joint venture with M. Sullivan & Son Limited (Sullivan) have been awarded the front end engineering design (FEED) phase for exploring the redevelopment opportunity at the Calabogie Generating Station owned by Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG). This phase 1 work is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2019. Constructed in 1917, Calabogie is one of OPG’s oldest hydroelectric generating stations.
Phase 1 FEED includes furthering the project cost and schedule. Hydraulic constraints will be identified, followed by an existing facility condition assessment and extensive vetting of various turbine and generator (T&G) options. Options for redeveloping the facility as well as building a new facility will be examined. Upon completion of the first phase and if the project receives all necessary OPG approvals, the project would advance to phase 2 which is an Engeneering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) to develop the project.
“Customers expect clean generated electricity to power their modern lifestyles, so redeveloping the Calabogie Generating Station becomes essential to maintaining the existing fleet of hydro facilities,” said Marie-Claude Dumas, President, Clean Power. “We look forward to working with Sullivan and the OPG team to contribute to Calabogie’s long term output.”
Sullivan has been in business for over 100 years and the company considers it an honor to call OPG a long-standing client.
“We are excited to be a part of the team that will provide sustainable power for generations to come while creating jobs in the community in which we live and work,” said Rob Ball, President and CEO of M. Sullivan & Son Limited. “This project will strengthen the local economy and we are committed to its success.”
Redeveloping Calabogie will improve the available hydroelectric potential at the site, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and increase the amount of clean, renewable energy available for Ontario. Redeveloping the existing five-megawatt station could increase Calabogie’s capacity to approximately 10 to 15 MW while extending its operating life.
The Calabogie Generating Station is located near Renfrew, Ontario in the Greater Madawaska Township on the Madawaska River. It was constructed and developed during World War I by the Calabogie Light and Power Company and has been producing renewable, low-cost electricity for more than 100 years.