Cameron Falls Wood Stave Penstock Inspection and Replacement

Cameron Falls Wood Stave Penstock Inspection and Replacement

Client: Evolugen
Project Location: Sudbury, ON

Disciplines: Civil/Structural, Mechanical, Geotechnical
Keywords: Power Generation, Hydro, Penstock, Inspection, Assessment, Dam Safety
Status: Ongoing

EnFlux Engineering Ltd. was mandated to perform an inspection of the deteriorating wood stave penstock at Cameron Falls Generation Station and to provide a list of recommended means to repair or replace the penstock so the station may be returned to service. EnFlux performed a detailed options study to identify and scope potential repair and replacement options and prepared a Class 4 Cost Estimate for each option for comparison purposes. Recommended options were then ranked based on a criterion developed by EnFlux and Evolugen collaboratively.

Project is ongoing and EnFlux is the Owner’s Engineer for the replacement of the deteriorating wood stave penstock.


= Field inspection of the wood stave penstock,
= Condition assessment and recommendations to address deficiencies observed during field inspections,
= Development of repair/replacement options and ranking based on a criteria defined by the client,
= High level cost estimates for each proposed repair/replacement alternative, and
= Owner’s Engineer role for replacement of penstock including permitting support, conceptual and detailed design, preparation of project documentation (design basis and specifications), construction drawings, construction support and QA.