‘Made in Ontario’ steam generator part of Bruce Power plan

Bruce Power and BWXT Canada Ltd. announced Wednesday they are collaborating on several projects to advance the made-in-Ontario economic recovery program.

Bruce Power President and CEO Mike Rencheck said this includes an estimated $55 million contract for BWXT to perform fuel channel maintenance on Bruce Power’s Unit 3 nuclear reactor.

“The announcement is exciting news for Ontario’s nuclear industry and for the province as the work being done through our Life-Extension Program is creating jobs and providing direct and indirect spending to support getting the economy back on track in the face of the COVID-19 health crisis,” said Rencheck.

The two companies also announced today that the first “Made in Ontario” steam generator for the Unit 6 MCR has been shipped from BWXT’s plant in Cambridge to Bruce Power, one of 32 total steam generators BWXT is manufacturing for Bruce Power.

“Contracts like Extended West Shift Plus and design and supply of steam generators for MCR allow BWXT to create and sustain many high-skilled jobs and invest in our communities,” said John MacQuarrie, president of BWXT Canada Ltd.