Candu Energy Inc., a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been awarded one-year extensions from Bruce Power on two existing contracts to continue to provide fuel channel inspection, and tooling maintenance and refurbishment in support of their reactor inspection and maintenance.

As part of the extensions, SNC-Lavalin will support Bruce Power in executing three fuel channel inspection outages as part of the station’s regular outage schedule in 2021. This contract is within SNCL Engineering Services.

“SNC-Lavalin looks forward to the renewed opportunity with Bruce Power and supporting its continued safe operation of CANDU units by performing inspections to meet the regulatory codes and standards,” said Sandy Taylor, president, nuclear at SNC-Lavalin.

“SNC-Lavalin bolsters a strong team of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) specialists, technicians, engineers, designers, programmers and software developers which uniquely positions itself to execute these complex projects as a one-stop-shop for all reactor inspection and reactor maintenance needs. This award demonstrates the continued strength of our nuclear business, where we have long-term clients and partnerships, and our innovative services and technologies have many opportunities for growth.”

As a steward of CANDU technology, SNC-Lavalin leads the fuel channel inspection programs for these heavy water reactors around the world performing multiple outages each year. The Bruce Power fuel channel inspections have been performed using the Bruce Reactor Inspection and Maintenance System – Advanced Non-Destructive Examination (BRIMS-ANDE System) for over five years.

“The successful delivery of our inspection and maintenance programs is an integral part of our business and strong partnerships, like the one we have with SNC-Lavalin, will ensure we are able to continue to provide clean, reliable, low-cost electricity to families and businesses in Ontario and life-saving medical isotopes around the world,” said Chris Mudrick, executive vice president and chief nuclear officer at Bruce Power.

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