Des Cèdres Generating Station

Les Cèdres, Qc

Hoists rehabilitation

Hydro-Quebec mandated HMI to rehabilitate the mechanical and electrical components of the hoist systems of the intake gates of Unit 14.

Clutch system replacement

Each unit comprises three intake gates. The work also consisted in replacing the current manual clutch system by new individual motors.

New control system

It also included a new variable speed drive for each hoist, which in the end will make the system safer for operators.

The challenge

  • Required modernisation of lifting equipments to improve their overall safety.
  • Work done around operating units under a specified sequence.

The result

  • Completed in the allowed timeframe.
  • Successful testing, commissioning and training.


$ 1.7 million


Completed in 2012

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