SNC-Lavalin awarded contracts for component replacement

February 21, 2017


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SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded contracts worth almost $28 million from Bruce Power, in support of Bruce’s Major Component Replacement (MCR) project over the last three months.

Under two of four discreet contracts, SNC-Lavalin’s Nuclear team, based in Mississauga, ON, will perform significant engineering scopes for detailed design of fuel channel and feeder reactor components. The design of these core components will enable the reactors, staring with Unit 6 and applicable to the remaining units, to continue to produce safe, reliable and affordable carbon-free power for another 30 years.

Under the third contract SNC-Lavalin will provide engineering, procurement and project management support services to assist Bruce Power in delivering automated and manual tooling to remove and reinstall fuel channel reactor components.

Finally, Bruce Power awarded SNC-Lavalin a contract for preliminary design of visual inspection and vacuuming tools which will be used by Bruce Power to clean and inspect the internal structure of the calandria vessel, providing assurance all components are fit for use to continue generating power.

 “We are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with Bruce Power,” said Preston Swafford, Chief Nuclear Officer & Executive Vice President, Nuclear for SNC-Lavalin. “As OEM of Canadian CANDU technology, we are committed to successfully delivering this important component of Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP).” 

These contracts were won under a Master Services Agreement signed by the two companies in 2016. Bruce Power’s MCR program includes the life extension of six Bruce Power units announced in December 2015.

Bruce Power’s MCR program includes the life extension of six Bruce Power units announced in December 2015.

 “Extending the life of the Bruce Power site will ensure the electricity it provides Ontario families and businesses continues to be part of the solution over both the short and long-term to provide a source of low-cost, reliable electricity,” said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO.

As an important resource for Bruce Power’s multi-year investment program, SNC-Lavalin will continue to work closely to support the MCR project, which optimizes the operational life of the Kincardine nuclear site. The Bruce Power CANDU units produce over 30% of Ontario’s electricity at 30% less than the average residential price.

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About SNC-Lavalin

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices in over 50 countries, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide engineering, procurement, construction, completions and commissioning services together with a range of sustaining capital services to clients in our four industry sectors, oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. SNC-Lavalin can also combine these services with its financing and operations and maintenance capabilities to provide complete end-to-end project solutions. www.snclavalin.com 

About CANDU® technology

SNC-Lavalin is the sole licensee for CANDU® heavy water reactor technology. CANDU reactors were designed as multi-fuel reactors capable of using natural uranium, recovered uranium, mixed -oxide and thorium fuels. CANDU reactors are an important component of low-carbon clean air energy programs on four continents and power over 50% of the homes of the province of Ontario’s 14 million residents.

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