Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has been awarded a contract by Bruce Power to support its Life-Extension Program of its nuclear power plant in Ontario, Canada.
This contract was awarded under Amec Foster Wheeler’s existing Strategic Supplier Master Services Agreement with Bruce Power in Canada for the provision of an extensive range of engineering and project management services.
Amec Foster Wheeler will provide detailed design of Feeder Cabinets and Feeder Instrumentation for the Unit 6 Feeder Replacement Program. Feeder Cabinets add coverage to the fuel channels and provide thermal insulation during operation. Amec Foster Wheeler will also provide input to procurement packages, technical specifications, installation specifications and design change notices.
The Major Component Replacement Feeder Program, part of Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program, involves the replacement of 960 Primary Heat Transport feeders.
Bruce Power’s Life Extension Program will ensure Bruce Power nuclear continues to provide low-cost electricity for families and businesses to 2064. Bruce Power supplies 30% of Ontario’s electricity at 30% less than the average cost to generate residential power. It will also create and sustain 22,000 jobs annually and contribute CAD$4 billion annually to Ontario's economy through the direct and indirect spending on operational equipment, supplies, materials and labour income.
This contract win has been the result of significant efforts by the Feeder Replacement project team. The design work will support the life extension for the first of six units. The continued operation of the CANDU reactors, which are among the safest in the world, will allow Bruce Power to supply Ontario with environmentally friendly and dependable power well into the future.
We are proud to support this important aspect of the Life Extension Program, enabling Bruce Power to continue to provide safe, reliable nuclear power to Ontario families and businesses. Amec Foster Wheeler has been a primary supplier to Bruce Power for 14 years, providing key support in engineering and operational analysis including support for the Bruce Units 1 & 2 Refurbishment project.