Contract signed for next step in Bruce Power’s Major Component Replacement

Bruce Power has signed a key contract with the Shoreline Power Group for Unit 3 Major Component Replacement.

The group signed a Preferred Supplier Agreement for Fuel Channel and Feeder Replacement work at the plant’s remaining five units back in 2018, and now there are four units remaining.

Shoreline Power Group is a joint venture between Aecon, SNC-Lavalin and United Engineers & Constructors and is currently executing Fuel Channel and Feeder Replacement work on Unit 6, with the majority of work expected to be completed by the end of 2022. The Unit 3 Major Component Replacement starts in 2023, but preparations will begin this year.

This will create and sustain an average of 825 jobs annually – over the next 10 plus years in Grey, Bruce and Huron counties, and throughout Ontario.

“We are making this key contract award today with the confidence that the members of the Shoreline Power Group have demonstrated the experience and commitment to safety, quality and  innovation to successfully deliver this key part of our Life Extension program,” said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO.

Ontario Minister of Energy Todd Smith praised the deal that will help secure jobs and access to reliable and affordable power.

“Ontario is committed to maintaining a safe and reliable electricity supply,” said Minister Smith. “The awarding of this contract will not only create hundreds of jobs across Grey, Bruce and Huron counties, but will extend the operational life of Bruce Power, ensuring Ontario families and businesses have long-term electricity price stability.”

“This new refurbishment work on Unit 3 is a continued vote of confidence by Bruce Power in our abilities as the Original Equipment Manufacturer and steward of CANDU nuclear technology,” said Sandy Taylor, President, Nuclear, SNC-Lavalin. “We will continue to leverage our deep technical knowledge base, decades of CANDU experience and innovation to confidently fulfill the refurbishment needs for this reactor as we have been doing now for several years on Unit 6.’’

“We are proud of the progress that has been made by Shoreline Power Group to successfully execute FCFR work on Unit 6, and the award of Unit 3 further strengthens our long-term partnership with Bruce Power to continue advancing the MCR program,” said Jean-Louis Servranckx, President & Chief Executive Officer, Aecon Group Inc. “We look forward to working with Bruce Power and our partners to deliver this important project safely and with unwavering execution performance.”

The Shoreline Power Group contract announced with Bruce Power in late December is worth $400 million for Unit 3, will be funded in totality by Bruce Power, and will continue on successive units based on safety, quality, cost and overall performance.

“This award for the FCFR work at Unit 3 highlights the confidence Bruce Power has in Shoreline Power Group and our success in executing the FCFR work currently underway at Unit 6,” said Scott Reeder, Chief Executive Officer at United. “We are proud of our partnership with Bruce Power and are pleased to play a key role in their mission of providing clean, reliable, low-cost energy to Ontarians for decades to come.”