|Plant Status Report - Qikitarjuaq - 727
|Original metal clad building was constructed in 1963;
a small addition was added in 1975 and another addition was added
in 1986. Building additions were required due to capacity increases.
Foundation slabs have subsided significantly in the first two additions
resulting in severe stress to plant auxiliaries and building envelope.
Storage is in a small warehouse and is not adequate.
|Total Installed Capacity
Peak 2000/01 Load Requirement
|One 90K horizontal tank is installed
in a metal berm on the plant site. Bulk fuel is
nominated and is delivered by truck. Environmental liability is minimal.
|Minimal work has been done on this plant
in the last ten years. The 1986 installation was designed for a life-span
of five years as the plant was due for replacement as a result of
the foundation problems. A geo-technical survey was completed in 1997,
and proposals received with regard to re-mediation. One D342 was replaced
by an 1800-RPM D3406 in the fall of 1997.
|Existing capacity is adequate although
two gensets are approaching their optimal
life-span. Although centrally located there are no large potential
residual heat customers in the immediate vicinity.
|The plant requires replacement unless
the floor can be levelled and stabilised. As this would be the second
attempt at mud-jacking it is extremely unlikely that this procedure
would be successful. The majority of the auxiliary equipment requires
replacement. Switchgear for three of the units was built in the 1950's
and is completely substandard. Plant automation is required and is
scheduled for completion in 2000/2001. All auxiliary systems require
upgrading. A proposal is being prepared to relocate the old switchgear
and PLC from Clyde River in 2001, to improve plant efficiency and