Bruce A Restart project has achieved another important milestone marking 15 million hours worked without an acute lost-time injury on Ontario’s largest electricity infrastructure project in over 20 years.
“Despite the fact we have been carrying-out Ontario’s largest electricity infrastructure project in nearly two decades, I’m pleased we have been able to do so in a way demonstrating our Number 1 value of Safety First,” said Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO. “With safety as our top priority, our Restart project continues to progress towards returning Units 1 and 2 to service, which will generate 1,500 megawatts of safe, affordable, clean, reliable energy for the people of Ontario.”
While most Ontarians are enjoying a holiday break, crews will continue to work around the clock to keep the Units 1 and 2 return to service project on track while at the same time carrying out the outage on Unit 3 and generating more than 20 per cent of the province’s power from Units 4 through 8.
Earlier this month, Bruce Power announced Operators had safely installed 5,760 fuel bundles into 480 fuel channels on the reactor face on Unit 1. Demonstrating continuous improvement, the project completed the fuel load on Unit 1 in a week less than it took on Unit 2.
Subject to regulatory approval, Bruce Power expects to achieve first synchronization of Unit 2 to the electrical grid early in the first quarter of 2012 and commence commercial operation late in the quarter. Unit 1 is expected to sync to the grid in the second quarter, with commercial operations beginning during Q3.
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Bruce Power is a partnership among Cameco Corporation, TransCanada Corporation, BPC Generation Infrastructure Trust, a trust established by the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, the Power Workers’ Union and The Society of Energy Professionals.
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