Bruce Power  announced a key contract for its Major Component Replacement (MCR) Project, with Cambridge-based BWXT Canada Ltd. The contract, valued at $130 million involves the fabrication and supply of replacement feeders for Bruce Power’s reactor units 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8.

“We have a Made in Ontario technology and are announcing this ten year contract today with the confidence that BWXT, and the men and women of United Steelworkers Local 2859 will continue to deliver high quality, on time and on budget components for our Major Component Replacement Project,” said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power president and CEO.

“This 10-year contract will allow us to make investments in our workforce and facility,” said John MacQuarrie, president of BWXT Canada. “Thanks to this contract and others related to nuclear plant life-extension in Ontario we are creating more highly-skilled, long-term jobs in our community.”

The feeders will be manufactured by members of United Steelworkers Local 2859 at BWXT Canada’s Cambridge, Ontario facility. Pre-production qualification work for the project is currently underway, production manufacturing will commence in the fall of this year, and the project is expected to complete in 2031.

“The United Steelworkers are proud to represent the almost 300 members of Local 2859 who have played an integral part in supporting nuclear projects since BWXT entered the industry over 60 years ago,” said director of United Steelworkers District 6, Myles Sullivan.

“Ontario continues to build a clean and reliable electricity supply, while adding new good-paying jobs in the energy sector,” said Minister Smith. “This contract is good news for Ontario consumers and workers. In addition to helping create new jobs in Ontario, the contract is also helping to extend the operational life of Bruce Power, ensuring Ontario families and businesses have access to clean, reliable electricity for decades to come.”

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Featured image: The upper feeder cabinet in Unit 6 at Bruce Power. (Bruce Power)

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