CHC PRODUCT LINE

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AXIAL FLOW

CHC supplies more axial flow turbine packages than any other type of equipment in its product line. These units are built for durability and high efficiency, from premium quality materials, and offer one of the most …

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AXIAL FLOW PIT

CHC has provided pit-type axial flow turbines to several projects over the years, and improved the design with each installation. Thanks to its research and development team, CHC has perfected this equipment configuration…

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03

FRANCIS

Francis turbines have been around for 170 years, and have more installations than any other type of turbine in the world today. Numerous designs make them a versatile option…

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04

CONVENTIONAL KAPLAN

Specifically suited to high head hydro sites, CHC manufactures a range of conventional Kaplan turbines ranging in sizes from 500 mm to 3200 mm. CHC's Kaplan design uses a servo-mechanism for…

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05

REPLACEMENT RUNNERS

CHC can provide as-kind and upgraded replacement runners and turbine components that will often outperform the original equipment. Our engineering team can design and retrofit an improved performance runner ...

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EQUIPMENT REFURBISHMENT

In many cases, refurbishing an existing turbine can drastically improve power production and is an economical approach to improving overall plant performance. CHC has worked on a number of refurbishment projects…

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Welcome

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PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING
SKILLED CRAFTSMANSHIP
QUALITY ASSURANCE

Canadian Hydro Components (CHC) is a leading Canadian manufacturer of high performance, competitively priced hydroelectric turbines for low to medium head sites. Our team of highly skilled engineers, programmers, machinists, quality managers and field technicians are focused on producing the best possible product for each individual application and exceeding the customers' quality and service expectations. We take pride in our products and in our ability to provide a customized equipment solution that will meet all project objectives. For over 30 years, CHC has manufactured superior quality Axial Flow Kaplan and Propeller, Axial Flow Pit, Conventional Kaplan and Francis turbines, for hydro projects across Canada and the United States, with outputs ranging from 500 kW to 25 MW. Aggressive project schedules, accelerated equipment deliveries and comprehensive installation support tools are our specialties.

  • Water-to-Wire Packages
  • Axial Flow Kaplan and Propeller, Axial Flow Pit, Conventional Kaplan and Francis
  • Replacement Runners and Upgrades
  • Runner Repairs, Refurbishments and Modifications

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Performance, Reliability, Profitability

CHC services extend far beyond equipment manufacturing. In fact, CHC has provided engineering support and technical input at all stages and for all types of hydro projects. Whether for a greenfield project, plant rehabilitation or expansion, or whether for equipment upgrades, refurbishments or straight replacements, CHC can research, evaluate and recommend available options that will balance project costs and maximize returns on investment.

our services

  • Design-Build Consulting
  • Site Assessments
  • Design Engineering
  • Precision Manufacturing
  • Shipping Coordination
  • Installation Assistance
  • Plant Commissioning
  • Quality Records

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY

TODD J. BRIGGEMAN

Project Manager, Hydropower and Hydraulic Structures
Black & Veatch

"Working with CHC on the Twin Falls Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project was a great experience. From the early stages of plant design and equipment selection, CHC provided valuable input that allowed us to streamline the civil works required and maximize power production and revenues for our client. CHC was flexible and worked with us to implement innovations that met our client’s needs. CHC also followed through in construction and commissioning going above and beyond to ensure the project was started on schedule. The CHC team was a great partner to work with and was an integral part of the overall project success."

Sam Payne

Sugar River Power LLC
Lower Village Hydro Project, NH

“Many thanks for the fast turn-around and quality workmanship on refurbishing our 25-year old units. The first unit has already been installed, is generating good power and running smoothly. We are currently re-assembling the second turbine and are very happy with the quality of the rework so far. It's great to be working with a supplier who really stands behind its machines!"

Todd Jastremski

WE Energies
Twin Falls Hydro Redevelopment Project, MI

" The quality of work on all components inspected was exceptional. We appreciate the creative ideas you and your team have offered the project."

Romain Lastère

President, Eneraxion
Namewaminikan Hydro Development Project, ON

"The four 1850 mm units were shipped to the project sites pre-aligned and fully assembled, which reduced installation time for each pair of assemblies to less than one day. It took less than two weeks to commission all four units which also exceeded our expectations."

CHC PROJECTS

TWIN FALLS HYDRO REDEVELOPMENT
WE ENERGIES

Iron Mountain, MI

Commissioned in the Spring of 2016, this new 9.2 MW powerhouse, located on the Menominee River on the border of Wisconsin and Michigan, houses two vertical 2500 mm axial flow Kaplan turbines with 4600 kW / 240 rpm synchronous generators, hydraulics and unit controls provided by CHC.

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NAMEWAMINIKAN HYDRO DEVELOPMENT
AXOR GROUP

Beardmore, ON

Two new generating stations, Long Rapids and Twin Falls, located on the Namewaminikan River in Northern Ontario were commissioned in the spring of 2017. CHC provided a total of four 1850 mm axial flow Kaplan turbines with synchronous generators and hydraulic power units.

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TULLOCH 3RD UNIT ADDITION
TRI-DAM PROJECT

Jamestown, CA

Located on the Stanislaus River in central California, the Tulloch Dam operates two vertical Francis units for a combined output of 18 MW. Commissioned in 2012, CHC provided an additional 1650 mm conventional Kaplan turbine-generator set which was added on the low level outlet of the dam, and which produces over...

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ENERDU PLANT EXPANSION
THOMAS CAVANAGH CONSTRUCTION LTD

Almonte, ON

Located in the picturesque town of Almonte, on the North bank of the Mississippi River, the Enerdu redevelopment project involved expanding the footprint of the original powerhouse to accommodate larger turbines and increase the the plant’s generating capacity by 70%.

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