ABB to equip Canada hydropower project

ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, will supply mechanical, electrical and automation equipment for Yukon Energy Corporation's Mayo B hydroelectric project, located on the Mayo River, in the Yukon, Canada.

Yukon Energy is undertaking the project to support the Yukon's growing demand for electricity by enhancing existing hydro infrastructure to increase the power that can be generated at the site from the current 5 MW to 15 MW, ABB reported.

ABB is executing the project as part of a strategic alliance with Chongqing Yunhe Hydropower Group, one of the world's leading turbine suppliers in the small hydro market, who will be providing the turbines and generators.

ABB will be supplying the excitation system, governor system and various mechanical and electrical auxiliaries for this equipment. In addition, ABB will be providing required site services to ensure the project is operational by the end of 2011. 

Recently, ABB announced it will supply generator circuit breakers (GCBs) to major hydropower plants coming up in China as part of power sources to China's "West to East power transmission" program.

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