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Optimization of The Shipshaw Hydro Dam (G13) – Rio Tinto Alcan

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Location Saguenay, Quebec, Canada
Year of realization 2011-2012
Project value USD 228 Million


Rio Tinto Alcan installed a new high-efficiency turbine at the Shipshaw Hydropower plant in Saguenay, Quebec. The new turbine unit has an installed capacity of 225 megawatts.

The work consisted of adding a thirteenth turbine unit with a capacity of 225 MW, bringing the total output of the Shipshaw Powerhouse to 1,145 MW. The commissioning of the thirteenth turbine unit thus increased Rio Tinto Alcan’s total installed capacity in Quebec from 2900 to 3125 megawatts.

PROGESYS offered its services for construction activities planning and for commissioning coordination.


  • Audited the POV and commissioning execution plan
  • Planned and coordinated the construction activities
  • Provided POV and commissioning expertise
  • Conducted LOTO and HSE activities based on Rio Tinto’s needs and regulatory compliance requirements.
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