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SNC-Lavalin consortium awarded drive mechanism contract for reactivity control units at Bruce Power

The $22-million contract is for 38 drive mechanisms for reactivity control units at the nuclear power generating facility in Tiverton, Ont.

September 16, 2021  by CM Staff

A consortium between Candu Energy Inc. – which is a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group – and BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. has been awarded an approximately $22-million contract for the provision of 38 drive mechanisms for reactivity control units at the Bruce Power nuclear power generating facility in Tiverton, Ont.

In a Sept. 16 news release, SNC described the drive mechanisms as “safety critical components” that play a key role in managing core reactivity in the CANDU reactors at the Bruce A & B generating stations at Bruce Power.

The consortium is also responsible for Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) registrations, registration of associated design and analysis, fabrication, assembly, testing (including seismic) and coordination of delivery of the three types of drive mechanisms required for both Bruce A & B generating stations. These activities will be completed in Ontario through to 2025.

“Bruce Power is the largest nuclear power generating facility in North America,” said SNC-Lavalin president and CEO Ian L. Edwards. “The critical refurbishment done by the consortium will allow the plant to continue to provide 30% of Ontario’s reliable electricity supporting hospitals, schools and homes.”

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Headquartered in Montreal, SNC-Lavalin provides engineering, procurement, and construction services to various industries, including mining and metallurgy, oil and gas, environment and water, infrastructure, and clean power.