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Bruce Power has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Framatome valued at $18.7 million covering a range of innovations and new activities, including operational improvements for its nuclear reactors. These modernizations, planned for Bruce A and Bruce B, are an important component of the facility’s Life-Extension Program, which will…

November 30, 2018 @ 10:55am

The reassembly of the Unit 2 reactor at Darlington Nuclear Generating Station (GS) is now underway nearly two years after OPG and its project partners began the Darlington Refurbishment. “We’re now past the half-way mark on our Unit 2 refurbishment schedule,” said Dietmar Reiner, OPG’s Senior Vice President of Nuclear…

September 26, 2018 @ 1:22pm

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has announced its decision to grant a 10-year operating licence for OPG’s Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. “OPG is very pleased with the CNSC’s decision that will save Ontario’s electricity customers up to $600 million and preserve 7,500 jobs across Ontario,” said Jeff Lyash, OPG’s…

August 08, 2018 @ 2:43pm

The New Brunswick Energy Solutions Corporation has announced the participation of Advanced Reactor Concepts (ARC) in the nuclear research cluster that will work on research and development on small modular reactor technology. “We are pleased to announce the participation of ARC, a company with significant experience and ability to make…

July 09, 2018 @ 10:16am

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has announced that Rumina Velshi has been appointed president and chief executive officer (CEO) for a five-year term effective August 23, 2018. Velshi replaces Dr. Michael Binder, who has served as president and CEO since January 2008. Velshi brings to her new role extensive…

June 20, 2018 @ 9:51am

Bruce Power has signed a key contract for its Major Component Replacement (MCR) Project with the Shoreline Power Group consortium, which will be responsible for successfully executing the heart of the company’s multi-year Life-Extension program, which started in 2016 and remains on-time and on-budget. Starting immediately, the Shoreline Power Group…

June 14, 2018 @ 2:30pm

Bruce Power and the County of Bruce have partnered to establish the Ontario Nuclear Innovation Institute as an international centre of excellence for applied research and training. With over 30 nuclear companies opening offices and other facilities regionally in the past two years, Bruce Power and the County of Bruce…

May 18, 2018 @ 9:12am

Bruce Power has signed $914 million in advanced manufacturing contracts for its major component replacement, which gets underway in 2020 and will allow the site to provide low-cost, carbon-free electricity to Ontario through 2064. The Major Component Replacement (MCR) Project agreements include: $642 million to BWXT Canada Inc. for the…

April 24, 2018 @ 9:39am

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has announced that it has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the design and construction of its Advanced Nuclear Materials Research Centre (ANMRC), a $370 million modern laboratory research complex that will serve as the backbone of CNL’s research and development infrastructure and a major…

March 19, 2018 @ 2:01pm

A fully integrated joint venture formed among AECOM, Aecon and AREVA NP—the Steam Generator Replacement Team (SGRT)—have signed a contract valued at more than $130 million to replace steam generators at Unit 6 of the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station in Ontario, Canada. Work is scheduled to reach substantial completion in…

December 15, 2017 @ 9:03am

The Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) cleanup of historic low-level radioactive waste at the legacy Welcome Waste Management Facility in Port Hope began on Dec. 1 with the placement of the first truckloads of contaminated soil into the new-engineered aboveground mound. With the first cell of the mound now receiving…

December 07, 2017 @ 12:56pm

There is more than $186 billion invested in the biggest infrastructure projects currently under development in Canada, according to information released today in the annual Top100 Projects report. The Top100 Projects report, produced each year since 2006 by industry magazine ReNew Canada, researches and analyses several hundred projects each year…

January 11, 2017 @ 7:55am

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has submitted the information requested on Feb. 18, 2016, by the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change with respect to OPG’s proposal for a Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) in Kincardine, Ont. The information submitted to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency includes: A study that details…

January 04, 2017 @ 12:36pm

Bruce Power has signed a multi-year master tooling agreement with ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. for the supply of automated tooling systems and related services for Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program. The agreement will bring major long-term economic benefits to the province as Bruce Power advances its multi-year investment program. This…

December 21, 2016 @ 8:59am

SNC-Lavalin’s nuclear team has been named as an important resource for in maintaining Ontario nuclear generation upon signing an agreement with Bruce Power, a long-term investment program in Ontario power generation. The program includes provisions for the life extension of 6 Bruce Power units. The agreement also establishes a framework…

October 06, 2016 @ 9:15am

The ministers forum is always a crowd favourite at the ROMA/OGRA annual conference. This year, lines had formed at microphones before the session officially started. Representatives from Ontario’s small, rural communities weren’t about to miss the chance to make their issues known—it may be their only real chance to engage…

February 27, 2012 @ 4:28pm

Ecojustice and the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), on behalf of Greenpeace Canada, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, CELA, and Northwatch have filed for a judicial review in Canadian Federal Court of the assessment undertaken for the proposed nuclear reactors at the Darlington Nuclear complex, east of Toronto. The organisations suggest that…

October 03, 2011 @ 5:30am

A new forecast scenario published by the Construction Sector Council (CSC) says big industrial and utility construction projects will expand steadily—though not evenly across all locations—in Ontario until 2019. In fact, so many jobs will be created that there aren't enough skilled workers to fill the slots. Construction Looking Forward: An assessment…

May 24, 2011 @ 6:17am

The quake that shook northeast Japan last Friday is a tragedy, of course. But some have been able to take at least one positive message from this crisis: Japan's buildings stood up to the quake because of its strict building code. After seeing buildings in Tokyo sway rather than crumble, Engineers…

March 14, 2011 @ 9:14am

BP has released what it's calling a projection of future energy trends that shows demand for non-fossil-fuel sources of energy (including nuclear and hydro) growing much faster than demand for oil. By 2030, the outlook has renewables beating out oil production. The report, BP Energy Outlook 2030,  has renewables (geothermal, wind, solar,…

January 24, 2011 @ 10:14am

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has shuffled his Cabinet to make up for the loss of George Smitherman and Jim Watson. The move we find most interesting: Scarborough’s Brad Duguid goes from Aboriginal Affairs to Energy and Infrastructure (MEI), the super-ministry specially created for Smitherman. Many groups in the construction sector…

January 19, 2010 @ 9:57am

To get itself out of debt, NB Power is selling most of its assets to Hydro-Quebec for about $4.75 billion. That includes number 12 on last year’s Top 100 projects list, the Point Lepreau nuclear power plant. The hydro facilities, the peaking power plants and the transmission and distribution assets…

October 30, 2009 @ 7:27am

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) has formalized an advanced nuclear fuel development agreement with China's Third Qinshan Nuclear Power Co. (TQNPC), China North Nuclear Fuel Corporation and Nuclear Power Institute of China. The agreement is to jointly develop the technology for the use of uranium recovered from the spent…

November 05, 2008 @ 12:16pm