The turbine manufacturing started some 25 years ago when the family business, a remote outfitting operation for fishing and hunting was requiring a sustainable electric power supply for its four season’s operation.
As the interconnection with the grid was out of reach, Normand Lévesque a young graduate engineer rapidly came with the idea of installing a small hydro power to replace the costly, noisy and fragile Diesel generator set running 24 hours a day and always broken. At that time no turbine manufactures was offering a simple and low cost solution. In fact, the cost of the available turbine installation using a scale down design of big hydro was higher that the cost of operating a Diesel!
From there came the idea to build a specially adapted Micro hydro turbine. The first prototype was installed in 1990 and ran for three years before we replaced it with our commercial unit when we started production in 1993. That project became of a great interest for Hydro-Québec who decided to invest in the Company as it was fitting its objective to supply power for customer outside of the National Grid.
1991 - 1992
First and second hydro-power micro-plant prototypes.
First Hydrogenerator built outside of Canada (Peru).
Second generation design.
Beginning of Levek Turbines.
Our first turbine achieve 100 000 hours without maintenance.
Levek Turbines has a strong experience of more than 21 years.
In total, more than 10 MW of power plants have been built worldwide.
|JB Scott Pourvoirie Hydroelectric Power Plant||Quebec, Canada||1991||18 kW|
|Cascade Brothers||Kinsey falls, Quebec, Canada||1992||50 kW|
|Zec Mitchinamecus Hydroelectric Power Pant||Quebec, Canada||1994||50 kW|
|Pourvoirie Cent Lacs Hydroelectric Power Plant||Quebec, Canada||1995||50 kW|
|Montmagny Hydroelectric Power Plant||Quebec, Canada||1996||5 x 400 kW|
|Wilderness Lodge||Elliot lake, Ontario, Canada||1996||30 kW|
|Relais Gabriel Hydroelectric Power Plant||Quebec, Canada||1998||30 kW|
|Moulin Abenakis||Abenakis, Quebec, Canada||1998||2 x 80 kW|
|Pourvoirie Laurentien Hydroelectric Power Plant||La Tuque, Quebec, Canada||1999||30 kW|
|Notawissi Hydroelectric Power Plant||Mont Laurier, Québec, Canada||2001||50 kW|
|Nordland Hydroelectric Power Plant||Norland, Ontario, Canada||2017||4 x 130 kW|
|Sallique Hydroelectric Power Plant||Peru||2000||120 kW|
|Carumas Hydroelectric Power Plant||Peru||1997||300 kW|
|Gorgor Hydroelectric Power Plant||Province Lanmayecque, Peru||2002||300 kW|
|Guineamayo Hydroelectric Power Plant||Electro Norte Peru||1997||400 kW|
|Bellem HPP||Brazil||2004||50 kW|
|Télimélé Hydroelectric Power Plant||Guinea||1998||150 kW|
|M'Baiki Hydroelectric Power Plant||Central African Republic||1999||160 kW|
|Moulin Bindos Hydroelectric Power Plant||Moulin Bindos, France||2018||50 kW|