MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin’s wholly-owned subsidiary Candu Energy Inc., was awarded two contracts by Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica S.A. (SNN) for fuel channel and feeder assembly inspections on the Cernavoda Unit 1 CANDU nuclear reactor in Romania during the 2020 outage.
Cernavoda Unit 1 was commissioned and began commercial full power operation in December 1996. It produces over 700 MW of electricity, about 10 per cent of Romania’s electricity demands.
Fuel channel inspections are part of periodic inspection activities of the Cernavoda Unit 1 reactor and feeder assembly inspections involve SNC-Lavalin engineers and technicians performing ultrasonic inspection activities on major components, states a June 9 release, adding the contract wins are aligned with the company’s new strategy moving forward towards engineering services and greater growth.
“SNC-Lavalin is grateful for the opportunity to continue supporting SNN with the inspection of fuel channels in Cernavoda Unit 1 through our experienced team of trusted field services experts,” said Sandy Taylor, president of nuclear with SNC-Lavalin, in a statement. “Our successful track record in delivering such services is the bedrock of our ongoing trusted relationship with SNN.”