Canadian Manufacturing

Candu meets with suppliers to develop ‘nuclear solution’ for Ontario

Solution includes construction of two new reactors in Ontario, others internationally


MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—SNC-Lavalin’s nuclear division says it has sat down with almost 100 of its Ontario-based suppliers to discuss what it calls “a cost-effective nuclear solution” for the province.

That solution, according to Candu Energy, includes the potential construction of two of its new reactors at an Ontario Power Generation (OPG) nuclear site, as well as construction of Candu reactors outside Canada.

Meetings with its suppliers come as Candu prepares construction plans and cost estimates for the proposed construction of two Enhanced Candu 6 (EC6) reactors at OPG’s Darlington nuclear site, about 60-kilometres east of Toronto.

Citing a recently-released Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) study, Candu says construction of two reactors at the Darlington site would produce approximately 60,000 person-years of work over five years.

According to the same CME study, building two EC6 reactors outside Canadian borders would create approximately $2.57-billion in economic activity in Canada.

Candu says it plans to submit its proposal for the Darlington EC6 reactors in June 2013.

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