SCQ Chapais

Chapais, Qc

28 MW (net) biomass-fired power plant

Trough Hydro-Québec's program of private electricity production, La Société de Cogénération du Québec, an independent power producer, obtained a contract to put a 28MW (net) biomass-fired power plant into service.

Integration under a single performance garanty

This unique project was carried out for the disposal of wood residues in northern Quebec.
HMI was mandated to carry this stand alone financed project on a turnkey basis.

The challenge

  • Quickly seize the opportunity presented by Hydro-Québec’s private electricity production program.
  • Build a complete power plant in a remote area with various components.

The result

  • New 28 MW (net) biomass-fired thermal power plant.
  • Unique environmental design to burn wood residue from Northern Quebec.
  • New boiler system with output of 250,000 lbs at 950 psi.


$ 47.0 Million



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