Hamlet of Rankin Inlet
P.O. Box 310 Rankin Inlet, NU X0C 0G0 Mayor: Tel: 645-2953 Fax: 645-2146
email: email@example.com Power Plant Tel: 645-5302 Fax: 645-3155
Rankin Inlet, on the western shores of Hudson Bay, is Nunavut's
second largest community. Located at the head of Rankin Inlet, about
20km from Hudson Bay, the community of Rankin Inlet developed as
a result of nickel mining activity in the area. The Thule people,
who built stone weirs to channel Arctic char into shallow water
where they could be speared, once used the mouth of the nearby Meliadine
River. After the Government of the Northwest Territories moved its
regional headquarters to Rankin Inlet, the community began to flourish.
Plant Status Report - Rankin Inlet - 610
The Plant was built in three stages. The original building
was constructed in 1973. The first addition in 1986 added a workshop/stores
and a 2-engine bay. The next addition in 1993 added another 2-engine
bay and washroom facilities. The latest addition has only one engine;
the additional space is used for shop and garage space. The existing
building can accommodate capacity increases into the immediate future
at the current forecast growth.
Includes an empty engine bay used to park the line truck,
vehicle maintenance and storage, a stores area above the shop, two
heated 45' vans and one cold storage 45' van.
The office is a separate building next to the plant.
This accommodates the area office staff as well as space for the tradesmen
and operators. There is insufficient space at this time to accommodate
all these people. We will be looking for ways to remedy this serious
shortage of space.
Total Installed Capacity
Peak 2000/01 Load Requirement
Two vertical tanks are installed in
a metal berm. Tank capacity is 1.6 mil and 2.4 mil for a total of
4 million litres storage. The fuel is delivered by ship by direct
pipeline once a year.
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.