Hamlet of Arviat
P.O. Box 150 Arviat, NU X0C 0E0 Mayor: Tel: 857-2841 Fax: 857-2519
email: email@example.com Power Plant Tel: 857-2853 Fax: 857-2504
Arviat can be found on old maps as Eskimo Point. The name Arviat
comes from arviq, Inuktitut for 'bowhead whale'. The community was
named for a nearby island that is shaped like a bowhead. The Hudson
Bay Company established a trading post at Arviat in the 1920s and
a Catholic mission followed shortly thereafter. The area had previously
been used by the Pallirmiut Inuit to hunt for seals, walrus and
Plant Status Report - Arviat - 612
Original metal clad building constructed in 1971. The
building has a concrete slab
foundation. There has been major work done to this plant since construction.
In 1997 this plant started a major retrofit which will be completed
this year. The retrofit included an extension, complete new exterior
and internal Mechanical and Electrical upgrade.
There is a small garage and also a steel cold storage
shed on site. There is a garage and storage in the new structure.
Currently the office is located inside the power plant
and was upgraded during the major retrofit to the plant. The Northern
Store acts as our agent here.
Total Installed Capacity
Peak 2000/01 Load Requirement
There are four tanks in Arviat. Two
vertical tanks, one 986K and one 708K, located in the
PPD tank farm and two horizontal 90K tanks in a steel berm next to
the plant. We hold
bulk fuel for the full year. (1,400,000 litres) The tanks at the plant
are joined to the tanks
at PPD by a direct pipeline owned by PPD. We do the fuel transfers
In 1997 a major retrofit to the plant
was started. This included a building extension, office space, garage
space, new switchgear, upgrades to the new building mechanical and
electrical systems, ventilation improvements, noise abatement and
accommodations for future residual heat programs. Improvements to
the property, i.e. grading, storage platforms and fencing, were also
Following the capital work in 1997-00,
the plant is in good shape. The
capacity will be adequate for 10 years plus at the current growth
rate. Work started on heat recovery in the summer of 2000. Residual
heat distribution system to be built in 2001/02.