Bruce Power has signed a multi-year fuel channel inspection tooling agreement with Kinectrics for the supply of Circumferential West Scrape Tool (CWEST) and the Bruce Power Reactor Inspection Maintenance System (BRIMS).
The $9.5 million multi-year contract is a continuation of the existing CWEST work performed by Kinectrics. The company will also expand its fuel channel inspection services with a BRIMS contract worth $72 million.
BRIMS is an automated delivery system that deploys the fuel inspection and maintenance tools, such as CWEST, to the pressure tubes. CWEST is an inspection tool that takes routine samples of the pressure tubes. These automated tools provide significant cost savings to Bruce Power, contributes to the culture of Safety First by reducing radiation dose to workers, and reduces time spent during planned maintenance outages by simplifying tasks and streamlining activities in the vault.
The BRIMS contract will be executed at Kinectrics’ new facility in Tiverton, which was officially opened today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. With Kinectrics opening of a 37,000 sq ft licensed facility in Tiverton, the company can fulfil its Bruce Power contracts just three kilometres from the Bruce site, and utilize PWU and Society staff. These contracts will continue to support the local economy with over 50 full-time, unionized positions over the next year.
Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO, said innovative advanced manufacturing contract agreements such as these are important to extending the life of the Bruce Power site to 2064.
“Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program is creating and sustaining 22,000 highly skilled jobs across Ontario annually, while also boosting the economy and providing low cost electricity for Ontario businesses and families.”
This agreement is part of a growing relationship between Kinectrics and Bruce Power.
“The awarding of these contracts is another milestone in the commitment by Bruce Power and Kinectrics to invest in economic development of the region,” said David Harris, Kinectrics’ President and CEO.
It is through these initiatives that Bruce Power nuclear will continue to provide low-cost electricity for families and business for decades through continuous innovation. Bruce Power supplies 30 per cent of Ontario’s energy at 30 per cent less than the average cost to produce residential price.
Kinectrics is an integrated life cycle management services company providing testing, inspection, certification and engineering consulting for the electric power generation, transmission and distribution markets worldwide. Kinectrics helps keep the electric power industry’s refurbishment projects and existing operations running smoothly and to specification through its independent laboratory and testing facilities, a diverse fleet of field inspection equipment and an award-winning team of over 1,000 engineers and technical experts. From initial design to operational deployment and maintenance services, Kinectrics collaborates closely with customers to ensure that utility assets perform safely, reliably and efficiently throughout their entire life cycle.Learn more at www.kinectrics.com and follow us on LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter.
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.
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