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SNC-Lavalin wins Bruce Power contracts

  • 7 months ago (2020-01-31)
  • David Flin
North America 840 Nuclear 478

SNC-Lavalin has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Candu Energy, has been awarded three contracts with a combined value of $34 million from Bruce Power in Ontario, Canada, for projects in support of the Major Component Replacement (MCR) programme.

SNC-Lavalin’s scope of services includes fuel channel and feeder replacement (FCFR) detailed designs for Units 3 and 4, and a seismic margin assessment (SMA) of the site. The three contracts are within SNCL Engineering Services. This is additional work not previously awarded under the Master Service Agreement signed in 2016. The services will extend the life of the reactors until 2064.

SNC-Lavalin will undertake the detailed design of the Unit 3 and Unit 4 fuel channel assemblies and calandria tubes, including pressure tubes, end fittings, positioning assemblies, bearing and shielding sleeves, and inserts and rolled joints. It will also perform a stress analysis to determine the strains of the calandria and shield tank assembly. The work is scheduled for completion in 2023.

Detailed design of the Unit 3 and 4 feeders will include a partial replacement of the feeder cabinet and items inside such as instrumentation lines and I&C components. Work is scheduled for completion in 2022.

It will conduct a seismic margin assessment to demonstrate the seismic adequacy of the station. This will be conducted on Unit 3 from January 2020 until May 2021, followed by Unit 4 from June 2021 to February 2022.