B&W wins $40MM nuclear reactor maintenance contract for Bruce Power

Source: The Babcock & Wilcox Company 

The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE:BWC) announced that its subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Canada Ltd. has been awarded a contract worth approximately $40 million from Bruce Power to perform fuel channel maintenance on its Unit 3 nuclear reactor during a scheduled plant shutdown in November 2011. 

"B&W has a proven reputation for excellence in nuclear manufacturing, engineering, inspection and repair services for the nuclear power industry," said Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy, Inc. President Chris Mowry. "This contract for Bruce Power is the continuation of a very successful program that has benefited from excellent teamwork between our two companies." 

Bruce Power, located near Kincardine, Ontario, Canada, is the largest nuclear facility in North America, and second largest in the world, comprised of eight CANDU nuclear reactors with a total output capability of 7,276 megawatts. 

This will be the third fuel channel maintenance project performed for Bruce Power. In previous projects, 200 channels on the Unit 3 reactor were moved. Under this contract, nearly all of the 480 channels will be shifted in order to bring the reactor back to service after the outage.



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