Turbines and Generators

Cross-section of Site C turbine-generator unit

BC Hydro has awarded the turbines and generators contract to Voith Hydro Inc.

The contract consists of the design, supply and installation of six vertical axis, Francis-style turbines, six generators and associated equipment.

Turbines and generators convert the power of falling water into electricity, which is then transformed and fed into the provincial electricity grid.

The performance of a turbine-generator is critical to the success of a hydroelectric project. These turbines and generators are custom designed to suit the site-specific conditions of each hydroelectric facility. This made identifying the highest value design essential to BC Hydro’s efforts

Procurement Information

Contract Award
April 2016 

BC Hydro Awards Contract for the Site C Turbines and Generators

For business enquiries, please contact: Leila.Britel@Voith.com or visit www.voith.ca

For job enquiries, please visit the Job Opportunities section of the website.

Preferred Proponent
February 2016 
 BC Hydro selected Voith Hydro Inc. as the preferred proponent.
Request for Proposals
February 2013 
Request for Proposals issued to three shortlisted proponents:
  • Alstom
  • Andritz
  • Voith
Request for Qualifications
July 2012 
 Request for Qualifications issued for Turbine Model Development and Testing
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Additional Information


BC Hydro Job Opportunities

For information about Site C project construction jobs, please visit the Job Opportunities section of the website. To view current opportunities with BC Hydro, please visit BC Hydro Careers

 Procurement Updates