MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin and its joint venture partner Eclipse Automation Inc. recently announced they have been awarded the $33-million production tooling contract to enable Bruce Power’s fuel channel and feeder replacement project.
The installation and inspection tools were designed and prototype-tested by SNC-Lavalin and Eclipse under an earlier agreement, noted a Nov. 27 statement.
The tools will be used to install and inspect tubes and fuel channels used in CANDU reactors.
Manufacturing will take place in Mississauga, Ont. at SNC-Lavalin’s Sheridan Park campus as well as at Eclipse’s Cambridge manufacturing facility.
Delivery will be completed by September 2019.
The Bruce Power plant is located in Bruce County, Ont.
The production tools will be operated by the Shoreline Power Group, another SNC-Lavalin joint venture, in the execution of Bruce Power’s Life Extension Program and enabling its CANDU units to continue operating through to 2064, said SNC-Lavalin.
“By extending the life of the site to 2064, Bruce Power will create and sustain 22,000 jobs annually across the province, while also delivering 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity at 30 per cent less than the average cost to generate residential power,” said John Soini, executive vice-president of finance and commercial services with Bruce Power, in the release.