Unit 3 at the Bruce Power nuclear generating station.

TIVERTON, ON, Sept. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bruce Power and BWXT Canada Ltd. (BWXT) announced today they are collaborating on several projects to advance the made-in-Ontario economic recovery program, including an estimated $55-million contract for BWXT to perform fuel channel maintenance on Bruce Power’s Unit 3 nuclear reactor.

The Life Extension project is known as Extended West Shift Plus and is scheduled to be executed in 2021 and will result in the training and hiring of hundreds of skilled-trades workers. Once complete, it will extend the life of Unit 3 to 2023, when Bruce Power is scheduled to start the unit’s Major Component Replacement (MCR) Project. For BWXT, a key supplier in the nuclear energy industry of critical components, fuel, services and medical isotopes, Extended West Shift Plus is the fourth major project of its kind to have been executed

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