Bruce B’s Unit 5 was taken offline on Oct. 14 to begin a 40-day planned maintenance outage.

The outage, which will add about 700 contractors at peak to the Bruce B workforce, is a $90 million investment in the unit. The maintenance conducted during this outage will allow the unit to continue to operate in a safe, reliable manner well into the future.

Unit 5 was the world’s top-rated Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor in 2010, scoring 97.7 out of a possible 100 points in a nuclear industry-wide ranking system.

About Bruce Power
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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