TIVERTON, ON – November 27, 2017 – Bruce Power and Alba Power entered into a $4.3 million agreement for work on the nuclear provider’s Life-Extension Project.
Alba Power, a UK-based nuclear services company, recently opened a new service centre and workshop in Hamilton, to handle the increased activity in the Canadian market, said Neil McKenzie, Director of Alba Power.
“The service centre will initially support the overhaul of power turbines from Bruce Power, but is fully capable of handling a wide range of turbine-related activity up to and including overhaul of compressors,” McKenzie said. “It is Alba Power’s intention to use the new facility to support all of its customers in Canada, which the company sees as one of its major growth markets. The new facility will allow us to carry out a wide range of work scopes and will provide a base for our field service operatives in Canada and other parts of North America.”
Kevin Grant, Alba Power’s Account Manager for Bruce Power, said it is the company’s intention to recruit and train employees locally.
“This will allow us to run the facility using local Canadian expertise,” Grant said. “This and our branch in Newfoundland demonstrate our commitment to an increasingly important market for Alba Power.”
Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO, is encouraged by Alba Power’s expansion into Ontario, creating jobs and investing in the provincial economy as Bruce Power extends the life of its site to 2064.
“Bruce Power invests $4 billion annually into Ontario’s economy, creating and sustaining 22,000 jobs directly and indirectly every year,” Rencheck said. “We welcome our new partnership with Alba Power and wish them every success as they expand their operations into Hamilton.”