SNC-Lavalin JV awarded USD 33M contract
04 December 2018
SNC-Lavalin and its joint venture partner Eclipse Automation Inc. was awarded the USD 33M production tooling contract to support Bruce Power’s fuel channel and feeder replacement (FCFR) project. The installation and inspection tools were designed and prototype-tested by SNC-Lavalin and Eclipse under an earlier agreement. Specialized tools are necessary to support the highly unique work of installing and inspecting calandria tubes and fuel channels used in CANDU® reactors. Manufacturing will take place in Mississauga at SNC-Lavalin’s Sheridan Park campus and at Eclipse’s Cambridge manufacturing facility. Delivery will be completed by September 2019.
The tools build on the successful field use of earlier tools, designed to improve efficiencies during the course of work. This includes inspection, conditioning and installation tools to prepare for and implement the calandria tube and fuel channel replacement.
The production tools will be operated by the Shoreline Power Group, another SNC-Lavalin joint venture, supporting Bruce Power’s Life Extension Program and enabling its CANDU units to continue operating safely through to 2064.