Bruce Power’s Unit 5 was returned to service on Nov. 26, 43 days after it was taken offline for a planned maintenance outage.
The company invested $90 million in the unit during the outage, and added about 700 contractors to the Bruce Power workforce at its peak, said Pete Milojevic, Station Vice President, Bruce B.
“Investment in the Unit 5 planned outage is the continuum of the program which ensures we provide safe, reliable power at a competitive cost,” Pete said.
“During the outage, many components of the plant were inspected, overhauled or replaced and all systems underwent complete testing to assure safe and reliable performance of our plant.”
Ken Ellis, Executive Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer, Bruce B, said the $90 million investment in the unit not only ensures its safe, reliable operation for the foreseeable future, but also provided a significant boost to the economy of Bruce County.
“At its peak, the Unit 5 outage employed 700 contractors, many of whom spent considerable time and money in local restaurants, hotels and stores,” Ken said.
“The continued investment in our units and the site is not only beneficial to the future of Bruce Power, but also to the community as a whole.”
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