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Chandos to lead nuclear research centre project

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Chandos to lead nuclear research centre project

CHALK RIVER, ONT. — Canadian contractor Chandos Construction has announced it will serve as the managing partner of CBS JV Corp., a joint venture selected to build the Advanced Nuclear Materials Research Centre (ANMRC) in Chalk River, Ont. for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL).

The project will be delivered using an integrated project delivery (IPD) model, said a Sept. 24 statement. The joint venture also includes Bird Construction and Sullivan Construction.

The project has a total budget of $250 million and construction is scheduled to begin in 2019.

The release said the ANMRC will be one of the largest active research facilities ever to be constructed in Canada. The new facility will enable the consolidation of other older facilities scheduled for decommissioning and will be part of the revitalization program being undertaken for the Chalk River campus. The ANMRC is intended to play a role in the life extension of Canada’s CANDU nuclear power reactors and other programs, said Chandos.

“This is an exciting new project for our team,” said Tim Coldwell, president of Chandos Construction, in the statement.

“Given the scale of this new facility and the complexity of the nuclear infrastructure within it, we will be working closely with the technical experts in CNL and our IPD partners. We will also look for opportunities for members of the local supply chain in the Ottawa Valley to participate in the delivery of this project.”

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