King Cove Hydro Refurbishment

The City of King Cove in Alaska is a community of less than 1000 residents, located on the western end of the Alaskan Peninsula.  It is one of the largest Aleut communities in Alaska and is a progressive waterfront community with two harbours supporting a year-round fisheries economy. One of the state’s largest fish processing operations, Peter Pan Seafoods, is located in King Cove.  The Community generates around 90% of its electricity from renewable sources, dramatically reducing its dependence on diesel.

In 1994 Gilkes supplied a Twin Jet Turgo for the first of 2 hydroelectric facilities.  This was the Delta Creek Hydro facility with an original power output of 834kW.  The current electric demand is about 5 MW and is met with about 4.3 MW from the two hydro facilities, with Delta Creek making up about 65% of this supply.   

Last year Gilkes were approached by the customer to carry out some refurbishment work on the turbine.   The work was scheduled around the non-peak season and the recent travel restrictions and our site engineers have just returned from carrying out the work which consisted of a replacement runner and other worn parts such as nozzles, spear rods, deflector plates etc.  We have since received a thank you from the customer for a job very well done!

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