First Turbine Installed in Muskrat Falls Powerhouse

Thanks to the teams working on the turbine and generators in the Muskrat Falls powerhouse, the turbine has been placed into Unit 1 of the powerhouse. The 12 metre tall and 420 metric tonne turbine is the same weight of about 140 pickup trucks. The heaviest lift so far in the powerhouse required both of the overhead cranes working together to lower the turbine into Unit 1.

Each turbine and generator set is rated for 206 MW for a maximum rated output of 824 megawatts.

This is a significant step in the assembly and installation of the four turbine and generator units in the powerhouse. First power is expected from Unit 1 later this year.