A proud supplier of innovative products and services to the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station since it went online in 1977, BWXT Canada (BWXT) has opened an office in Port Elgin, Ontario to support its customer Bruce Power. Proximity to Bruce Power will foster increased collaboration between the two companies while demonstrating BWXT’s long-term commitment to executing work associated with Bruce’s life extension program.
“We are excited to be a member of the Port Elgin community,” said John MacQuarrie, President BWXT Canada. “Bruce Power is a very significant customer of ours, and their success is critical to the Canadian nuclear industry. We are very pleased to be supporting Bruce Power with high-quality products and services, and we are enhancing our support by being closer in proximity. We look forward to becoming part of this vibrant community.”
BWXT supplies Bruce Power with field services to inspect, repair and maintain the plant’s critical nuclear components. Many of those components, such as steam generators, are also manufactured by BWXT.
The company plans to grow its presence in the Saugeen Shores community over time, which will help create a number of employment opportunities.
“Our partnership with BWXT helps ensure the success of our life extension program, and their expansion into our region is an important part of moving forward with that effort,” said Mike Rencheck, President & CEO, Bruce Power. “Suppliers like BWXT bring innovation and technology to service our facility and their expansion into our region is critical in forming a long term, high performing team that will deliver our projects on time and on budget.”
Mitch Twolan, the Warden of Bruce County, congratulated BWXT on their expansion to the region, and welcomed them to the area.
“On behalf of the County, I welcome BWXT to Port Elgin and congratulate them on their commitment to our regional economy. Our partnership with Bruce Power and the opportunities that supplier expansions bring to the area will help communities across our region to grow and prosper for decades to come.”
About BWXT Canada Ltd.
BWXT Canada Ltd. (BWXT Canada) has over 60 years of expertise and experience in the design, manufacturing, commissioning and service of nuclear power generation equipment. This includes CANDU ® and Pressurized Water Reactor steam generators, nuclear fuel and fuel components, critical plant components, parts and related plant services. Headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, BWXT Canada has approximately 850 employees at locations in Cambridge, Peterborough, Toronto and Arnprior, Ontario. BWXT Canada is a subsidiary of BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT). BWXT is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical, management and site services to support governments in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components, fuel and services for the commercial nuclear power industry. Learn more at www.BWXT.com.
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.
About the Economic Development and Innovation Initiative
In 2016, Bruce Power and the County of Bruce launched a regional economic development initiative to facilitate the expansion of Bruce Power Suppliers into the region. This initiative was in response to Bruce Power’s multi-billion dollar, multi-year Life Extension Program. More information on the initiative can be found at www.brucepower.com/suppliers.
For more information contact:
Bruce Power – John Peevers – 519-361-6583 – firstname.lastname@example.org
County of Bruce – Stellina Williams – 519-881-1291 – email@example.com
BWXT Canada – Natalie Cutler – 519-620-5288 – firstname.lastname@example.org