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$914M in contracts for Bruce Power component replacement project

MCR program will extend the Tiverton power generating plant to 2064.


Aerial view of the Bruce Power nuclear facility in Tiverton, Ont.
Photo: Bruce Power

TIVERTON, Ont. — Bruce Power has signed $914 million in advanced manufacturing contracts for a major component replacement (MCR) project at its nuclear power facility in Tiverton, Ont.

The facility, which generates 30% of the province’s electricity, began a life-extension program on Jan. 1, 2016, which will see the site operate through 2064. The component replacement project involves  Units 3 to 8, beginning in 2020.

Several Ontario manufacturers will be supplying the project.

BWXT Canada Inc.’s share is $642 million for manufacturing 32 steam generators at its Cambridge plant.

Laker Energy Products ($144 million) will make end fittings, liners and flow elements at its Oakville plant.

Cobourg’s Cameco Fuel Manufacturing’s contract for $62 million is for calandria tubes and annulus spacers for the six units.

And Nu-Tech Precision Metals, in Arnprior, has a $66 million contract to produce zirconium alloy pressure tubes for Units 6 and 3Bruce Power Life-Extension Program, which started in January 2016 with Asset Management Program investments and includes the MCRs on Units 3-8, remains on time and on budget.

“We look forward to growing our already excellent relationships with these supplier partners and unions as we work toward our common goal of continuing to keep Canada’s largest infrastructure project on time and on budget,” said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s president and CEO.

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