Nitinat River Hatchery Standby power installation

The standby power system at the Nitinat Hatchery consisted of three diesel generators located in a separate powerhouse at the remote site. The existing generator sets are cooled by remote radiators mounted on the roof of the powerhouse. The engine exhaust silencers are also roof mounted. The existing sets had difficulty handling low load conditions and were approaching the end of their service lives.

Water Street Engineering completed the mechanical design to replace the existing generator sets with three new 200 kW generator sets and associated external roof-mount radiators including cooling and exhaust piping and anchoring of the sets. The project was led by PBX Engineering, which also completed the electrical and controls design. Gygax Engineering Associates completed the structural work.


    Areas of Expertise:

    • Diesel power
    • Process piping
    • Facility design

    Year:     2016

    Location: Port Alberni, BC

    Client:  Fisheries and Oceans Canada