Ivyland, PA – American Governor Company (AGC) was recently chosen to provide a governor retrofit for the Murdock-Willson Generating Station, located near Jonquière, Saguenay in Quebec, Canada. The plant is owned by Resolute Forest Products and its single 61.2MW Francis unit was commissioned in 1957. Wartsila Canada (d.b.a. American Hydro) won a contract to replace the runner during a June-September 2018 outage, and the owner requested a digital governor retrofit to be done during the same time frame. In addition to the Digital Governor, AGC will provide shop overhaul & modifications for the unit’s PMG. We are certainly excited to continue supporting Resolute, as well as extending our OEM relationship with Wartsila Canada/American Hydro. Installation is scheduled for summer 2018.
About American Governor Company
American Governor Company provides fully engineered digital governor conversion systems for hydro plants, including PLC-based digital controls, electro-hydraulic valve manifolds, hydraulic power units, electronic feedback devices and unit/plant control and monitoring systems. Installation, start-up, commissioning and field training services are provided by our staff of experienced governor specialists and field service engineers. American Governor also provides full support for legacy governor systems, including a complete line of replacement parts for all types of Woodward governors and a growing inventory of new and reconditioned parts and assemblies for other OEM governors. American Governor offers Field Service, Training, Retrofit kits and Technical Support for legacy governors. The Training and Repair Facility near Stevens Point WI offers factory repair services for governor pumps and permanent magnet generators as well as our annual Governor School and twice yearly Focus Classes. American Governor has provided more than 600 digital governor upgrades and has supported over 1,500 hydropower plants in North America.