Small Hydro Projects


Shickluna Small Hyrdo Project

Client: St. Catharines Hydro Generation Inc.

Location: St. Catharines, ON

St. Catharines Hydro Generation Inc. retained ELLIS Engineering Inc. to complete the detailed structural design, specifications, and drawings for the construction of a 4.2 megawatt hydro-electric generating station and control structure on Twelve Mile Creek in the City of St. Catharines.  The powerhouse structure included four Mavel Kaplan Pit turbines and the control structure included four Andritz Hydro overshot gates. The new structure was designed as a low head, run-of-the-river generating station with an average flow rate of 200 cms.  ELLIS Engineering Inc. completed the structural design, global stability design checks and coordinated the integration of the turbines, gates, stop logs, trash rakes, fish passage system, mechanical and electrical components.