Candu Energy, part of the SNC-Lavalin group, announced on September 16 that its consortium with BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada had secured a contract worth approximately $ 22 million to supply 38 drive mechanisms for reactivity control units.
Drive mechanisms are essential safety components that play a key role in managing the reactivity of the Candu reactor core at Bruce Power’s A and B plants. Candu Energy said the contract is within SNCL Engineering Services, the cornerstone of the company’s strategy towards greater growth.
The consortium is also responsible for Technical and Safety Standards Authority (TSSA) registrations, associated design and analysis registration, manufacturing, assembly, testing (including seismic) and coordinating the delivery of the three types of drive mechanisms required for Bruce A and B. power plants. These activities will be completed in Ontario by 2025.
“Bruce Power is the largest nuclear power plant in North America. The critical overhaul performed by the consortium will allow the plant to continue providing 30% of Ontario’s reliable electricity, ”said SNC-Lavalin President and CEO Ian L Edwards. “With our unique set of technical and end-to-end capabilities as well as the strong relationships we have established with our customers, we are well positioned to play a key role as nuclear provides reliable and safe baseload power. “
“SNC-Lavalin and BWXT have partnered to combine the best of nuclear engineering design, precision testing and manufacturing to support the continued life of Candu reactors at Bruce A and B plants,” said Sandy Taylor, President, Nuclear, SNC-Lavalin. “This is critical because nuclear provides sustainable and responsible carbon-free energy and plays an important role in helping Canada meet its net zero goals. “
SNC-Lavalin launched its Vision for Engineering a Sustainable Society with Improved Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Targets, including a roadmap to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030. It has also published two reports, which examine the plan to be achieved. Net zero carbon targets by 2050: Engineering Net Zero technical report (Canada) and Engineering Net Zero synthesis report (United Kingdom).