ATS to deliver automation solutions for Bruce Power’s nuclear program
by CM Staff
ATS' scope of work includes automating the installation and inspection of calandria tubes. ATS will also provide training and support for the Bruce Power team and enter a partnership to provide spare replacement parts.
CAMBRIDGE— ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. an automation solutions provider has given an update for its recent order booking valued at approximately $30 million from Bruce Power, the operator of a nuclear power plant in North America.
According to a statement, this award relates to the refurbishment of Bruce Power’s Unit 3 reactor, further strengthening ATS and Bruce Power’s long-term partnership, which includes the ongoing Major Component Replacement program.
ATS’ scope of work includes automating the installation and inspection of calandria tubes. ATS will also provide training and support for the Bruce Power team and enter a partnership to provide spare replacement parts. The Order Booking was added to ATS’ Order Backlog in the second quarter of fiscal 2022 and is expected to be delivered over the next 15 months.
“For the past ten years, ATS has been a strategic partner, most recently designing, building, and integrating a new class of automation tools for reactor refurbishment,” said Eric Chassard, Executive Vice President of Projects and Engineering at Bruce Power in a statement.
“The remote capabilities and precision of ATS Industrial Automation systems will help us reach our goal of net-zero by automating and modernizing our infrastructure to improve safety, performance and efficiency.”
“Using the ATS Business Model for Success, our team partnered closely with Bruce Power to achieve a common purpose, working together as one team,” said Udo Panenka, President of ATS Industrial Automation in a statement.
“This type of collaboration demonstrates how innovation and technology can advance refurbishment efforts, which include delivering the first fully automated system for fuel channel installation in a CANDU nuclear reactor, while ensuring the health and safety of workers and the dependable operation of a critical energy source.”