KINCARDINE, Ont.—Bruce Power has handed down a major nuclear components contract to a team of companies in Ontario’s nuclear supply chain.
The power generator, which operates the Bruce Nuclear plant in Kincardine, Ont., said it has awarded AECOM, Aecon and AREVA NP a $130 million contract to replace the steam generators at one of the facility’s generating units.
The deal is a major part of a wider Bruce Power refurbishment project designed to extend the life of the plant.
Under the terms of the $130 million deal, the consortium will be responsible for removing and replacing eight of the original steam generators at Unit 6, which are used to heat water and produce steam for electricity generation.
The work on the project will extend until 2022, but Bruce Power and the three companies also signed a long-term Preferred Supplier Agreement that could increase the scope of the work to the plant’s five other generating units. If that expanded deal is firmed up, work on the five other reactors will last until 2032.