AMEC, the international project management and services company, has been awarded a major contract, worth up to £245 million, to manage the restart of two nuclear reactors at Bruce Power's Bruce A power station in Ontario, Canada.
This follows an announcement by the Canadian nuclear power generator that it is to launch a £2 billion investment programme to secure the long-term future of the 3,000MW nuclear power station.
The contract is the first major win for AMEC Nuclear, which was created in July 2005 following the acquisition by AMEC of the UK’s leading private sector nuclear services company, NNC Holdings.
Work is scheduled for completion in late 2009, after which two reactors (Units 1 and 2), which will produce a combined total of 1,500MW of electricity, are expected to have a minimum lifespan of 25 years.
When needed, Unit 3 will undergo a similar refurbishment with new steam generators and fuel channels, while Unit 4’s steam generators will be replaced as required.
The deal is expected to close in the next few weeks with work starting immediately thereafter.