Cascade Street Generating Station

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  • Client

    Bracebridge Generation Ltd.

  • Size

    3.2 MW

  • Completed

    2018

  • Location

    Parry Sound, ON

  • Delivery Models

    Construction Management

  • Market

    Waterway Structures and Hydro Power

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Story

Work on this project involved an upgrade to the existing dam and powerhouse for Bracebridge Generation Ltd., which required demolition of the existing powerhouse, penstock and intake structure at the dam; and installation of a new intake, penstock and powerhouse with a more efficient turbine and generator. The dam and powerhouse now produce approximately 3.2 MW of electricity, upgraded from a previous 1.2 MW.

With the performance of the generating station enhanced, the existing deteriorating powerhouse was replaced with one of contemporary architecture while maintaining some of the heritage of the community. Work also included improvements to the access road and bridge to the powerhouse, new bypass gate and sluice, excavation of deepened intake and tailrace channels, and dam repairs.

The new site acts as an interactive focal point showcasing the power of water to residents and visitors to Parry Sound.

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Stanley Adamson Powerhouse Rehabilitation Project

MR was awarded the project by Trent University to redevelop the Stanley Adamson Generating Station.

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