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2003-2006
Capilano Energy Recovery Facility
and Break Head Tank

North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

As part of Metro Vancouver’s Seymour-Capilano Project, water will be pumped from Capilano Reservoir to the Seymour Filtration Plant and then return through a second tunnel to the head of the Capilano Mains system. A break head tank establishes atmospheric conditions at this point and a 1.5 to 1.8 MW turbine will recover energy from the approximately 30 m of head available.

GEA was responsible for detailed structural and civil design of the break head tank, machine hall buildings and the emergency overflow facility; design of the pressure piping. In association with Knight Piésold Ltd.

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