Bruce Power MCR on time and budget

Graphic supplied by Bruce Power. 2019

Through a virtual event, Bruce Power was able to celebrate the end of the first year for their Major Component Replacement Project.

President and CEO, Mike Rencheck, says the first year was successful, and their projects have so far been completed on time and on budget, despite a 50 day delay due to complications from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Rencheck says Bruce Power is on track with the Unit 6 project, including the successful removal of 50,000 feet of feeder tube from the vault and the event-free removal of the lower feeders – a first in CANDU refurbishments.

“In a year that presented unforeseen challenges, our workers and partners in the nuclear supply chain stepped up to make sure Bruce Power continued to produce clean, reliable, low-cost electricity for Ontario’s residents, hospitals, long-term care homes and businesses, while also lending a helping hand to the residents of Bruce, Grey and Huron counties,” said Rencheck,

“This work will generate thousands of Ontario jobs as well as billions of dollars in economic activity, and benefit Ontario ratepayers by securing a supply of clean, affordable, and reliable electricity for decades to come,” said Bill Walker, Associate Minister of Energy and MPP for Bruce-Grey- Owen Sound.

“Having the components on time sets us up very well to complete several major milestones on the Unit 6 refurbishment in 2021,” Rencheck said.

The Unit 6 refurbishment, a $2.1 billion initiative.