Nuclear, O&M

SNC-Lavalin Awarded $38 million in Nuclear Contracts

By Editors of Power Engineering

SNC-Lavalin was awarded $38 million worth of contracts from Bruce Power from July to the end of December in 2017 to support its operational objectives. The work awarded was won under a Master Services Agreement signed by the two companies in 2016 and is in addition to $28 million and $45 million of work announced respectively in February and August of last year.

Highlights from the awards include contracts covering:

·      Work supporting Bruce Power’s Major Component Replacement program: further design of reactor components, qualification testing, procurement engineering, and detailed design of tooling

·      Engineering and field services work to support the ongoing operation of Bruce Power’s 8 reactors

·      MODAR improvements

“We are committed and invested in the essential work supporting Bruce Power’s MCR program that includes the life extension of six CANDU reactor units,” said Preston Swafford, chief nuclear officer and executive vice-president, Nuclear. “In the last year since signing the Master Service Agreement, we worked hard to solidify the trust of Bruce Power and continue to fulfil the high standards expected from an OEM. With our new local presence in Bruce County, we look forward to strengthening our commitment to the community and with our valued customer, Bruce Power.”

“SNC-Lavalin continues to deliver on-time and on-budget work that is a critical part of the life-extension project,” said Mike Rencheck, President and CEO, Bruce Power. “By leveraging its proven capabilities in reactor components and systems, Bruce Power is able to provide direct and indirect benefits to Ontario creating jobs throughout the province while delivering 30% of the electricity for Ontario at 30% less than the average cost to generate residential power. We intend to deliver clean, reliable and low-cost nuclear power for families and business for decades to come.”

SNC-Lavalin continues to work closely with Bruce Power to optimize the operational life of the Kincardine nuclear site. The SNC-Lavalin Port Elgin office, which was opened last October, is focused on engineering excellence to support Bruce Power in ensuring the reactors continue to operate at optimal efficiency for the life of the units.