MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin has announced that its subsidiary Candu Energy Inc. has been awarded three contracts with a combined value of $34 million from Bruce Power for projects in support of the owner’s major component replacement (MCR) program.
SNC-Lavalin’s services will include fuel channel and feeder replacement detailed designs for Unit 3 and Unit 4 and a seismic margin assessment of Bruce’s nuclear plant located in Tiverton, Ont., explained a Jan. 30 release. The three contracts are within the SNCL Engineering Services division.
SNC-Lavalin will undertake the detailed design of the Unit 3 and Unit 4 MCR fuel channel assemblies and calandria tubes, including pressure tubes, end fittings, positioning assemblies, bearing and shielding sleeves and inserts and rolled joints.
A stress analysis to determine the strains on the calandria and shield tank assembly will be performed. The work has begun and is anticipated to be completed in 2023.
Detailed design of the Unit 3 and 4 feeders will be undertaken and will include a partial replacement of the feeder cabinet and items inside such as instrumentation lines and I&C components.
This work has begun and continues into 2022.
The new work is in addition to projects previously awarded under a master service agreement signed in 2016. The services will extend the life of the reactors until 2064.