Bruce Power this week said it had signed on Cambridge-based BWXT Canada Ltd as part of its "Made In Ontario" program with a contract valued at $130 million ($99.7 million U.S.). The contract comes under its major component replacement initiative that will involve fabrication and supply of replacement feeders for Bruce Power’s reactor units 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8.
“The men and women of United Steelworkers Local 2859 will continue to deliver high quality, on time and on budget components for our Major Component Replacement Project,” said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power president and chief executive officer. "Through our Life-Extension Program and MCR Project, we are securing an important source of clean electricity to power the province and help meet our climate change goals.”
The ten-year contract aligns with the company’s plan to contribute to a clean and revitalized economy in Ontario, Bruce Power said.
The feeders will be manufactured by members of United Steelworkers Local 2859 at BWXT Canada’s Cambridge, Ontario facility. Pre-production qualification work for the project is currently underway, production manufacturing will commence in the fall of this year, and the project is expected to complete in 2031.
Ontario Minister of Energy Todd Smith praised the deal that will secure jobs and help power a clean economy.
“This contract is good news for Ontario consumers and workers. In addition to helping create new jobs in Ontario, the contract is also helping to extend the operational life of Bruce Power, ensuring Ontario families and businesses have access to clean, reliable electricity for decades to come," said Smith.
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