Aecom team wins Bruce Nuclear Generating Station contract in Canada


A joint venture between US-based infrastructure firm Aecom, Canadian construction companies Aecon and SNC-Lavalin has won a CAD475m ($362m) contract from Bruce Power for the Unit 6 Fuel Channel and Feeder Replacement (FCFR) at the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station in Kincardine, Ontario.

The joint venture will work under the banner Shoreline Power Group.

The project is part of Bruce Power’s life-extension programme, which will allow its Candu units to operate until 2064. The programme falls under the major component replacement (MCR) programme and Unit 6 is the first of six reactors being refurbished through this programme.

The team’s scope of work includes the removal and replacement of calandria tubes, pressure tubes and feeders; construction management; and trade labour.

Work is scheduled to commence in June 2020 and be completed in 2022.

Aecom general manager and president of power business Art Lembo said: “We’re thrilled to partner with Aecon and SNC-Lavalin, applying our collective experience to the unique challenges of this critical work. We look forward to executing this project safely and with quality performance.”

Bruce Power president and CEO Mike Rencheck said: “As Canada’s largest public-private partnership, Bruce Power will continue to meet all investment requirements related to this multi-year programme, and, through continued strong and efficient performance, will provide low-cost power to the province for decades.”

Bruce Power delivers 30% of Ontario’s electricity at 30% less than the average cost to generate residential power.

The joint venture has also signed a preferred supplier agreement with Bruce Power. Under the agreement, the joint venture could be awarded similar contracts for the remaining five units scheduled to be refurbished over the next 16 years under the MCR programme.

In addition, a joint venture between Aecom, Aecon and Areva NP has secured a CAD150m ($114m) contract from Bruce Power to remove and replace eight of the original steam generators at Unit 6.

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