Bruce Power and Promation Nuclear Ltd. entered into an agreement valued at more than $4 million in support of the Major Component Replacement (MCR) Project.

As part of MCR’s Detube-Retube Program, Promation Nuclear Ltd. will design and supply all of the fuel channel mock-ups that are required to validate and test the numerous Detube-Retube tooling provided by various vendors.

The MCR Detube-Retube Program is responsible for the replacement of existing fuel channels, calandria tubes and associated components. These fuel channel mock-ups are essential for the MCR Project as they provide tradespeople with the foundation to understand reactor conditions that will be encountered when deploying tooling during the campaign.

“Promation, supported closely by their partner Laveer Engineering, was selected based on their experience in mock-up development, and I am confident in their ability to complete this complex project scope,” said Jeff Phelps, Bruce Power’s Vice President, Major Projects. “The mock-ups will be integral to the success of the Major Component Replacement Program, which will extend the operational life of the Bruce site until 2064.”

To assist in delivery of this contract, Promation has also secured office space in Port Elgin, co-located with the Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce and Service Ontario. The new office space will help Promation continue to provide quality, timely service while supporting Bruce Power’s local economic development objectives.

“Promation Nuclear is proud to be awarded this critical scope of work for the MCR program,” said Darryl Spector, Vice President and General Manager of Promation Nuclear Ltd. “Our team is very excited to support Bruce Power in this precedent-setting campaign by continuing our tradition of successful supply to major refurbishment programs in the nuclear industry.

“Additionally, we are delighted to have joined the Port Elgin community. With our new location, we’re eager to begin our long-term contribution to the local community, and we’re very committed to satisfy one of Promation’s key mandates by increasing our engagement with the Saugeen and Nawash First Nations.”

Bruce Power’s MCR Project will ensure Bruce Power nuclear continues to provide low-cost electricity for families and businesses for years to come. Bruce Power supplies 30 per cent of Ontario’s energy at 30 per cent less than the average cost to generate residential power.

About Promation Nuclear Ltd.
Originally founded in 1995, Promation—a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality tooling, automation, and robotic systems—is a privately owned Canadian Corporation that embodies its commitment to embracing ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity within its business practices, and is proud to be an inclusive, socially responsible corporation. Promation is supported by its four divisions; Nuclear, Automotive, Industrial, and Defence. Promation Nuclear Ltd has been delivering custom engineered solutions to the nuclear industry for over a decade, and has been a reliable Tooling partner to Bruce Power since 2011. The Nuclear division has established a local present in Port Elgin in support of Bruce Power’s ongoing operations and MCR campaign.

About Bruce Power
Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power to families and businesses across the province. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Learn more at www.brucepower.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

For more information, contact:
John Peevers, Department Manager, Communications and Media Relations
519-361-6583; john.peevers@brucepower.com