BWX Technologies, Inc. has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by Bruce Power to support its major component replacement (MCR) project.
The deal was announced with the Cambridge company on March 2, for $73 million.
Completion of the contract will prepare Bruce Power’s Unit 3 reactor for fuel channel and feeder replacement work and return it to operational readiness. The scope of work includes installation and removal of bulkheads, removal of refueling equipment, installation of the platform, and moderator draining and stripping activities.
Project planning for the contract is underway, with preliminary construction activities expected to begin in the spring of 2022. Start-up activities are expected to be completed in 2025, following execution of the MCR project refurbishment activities.
“This contract leverages the unique capabilities offered by BWXT…to execute complex plant modifications,” John MacQuarrie, BWXT’s president of business operations, said in a press release.
“We are committed to the successful execution of the project, which will support Bruce Power’s commitment to providing clean, reliable, low-cost electricity to Ontarians through 2064 and beyond.
Mike Rencheck, President and CEO of Bruce Power, said more than 90% of Bruce Power’s supply chain is based in Ontario, supporting 22,000 direct and indirect jobs each year.
“This investment strategy will contribute to a post-pandemic economic recovery, while enabling Bruce Power to provide global leadership in the production of medical isotopes, contribute to Canada’s Net Zero 2050 goals and provide clean electricity. and trusted to Ontario families and businesses. ”
BWXT Canada Ltd. has over 60 years of expertise and experience in the design, manufacture, commissioning and maintenance of nuclear power generation equipment. This includes steam generators, nuclear fuel and fuel components, critical plant components, plant related parts and services.