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Amec Foster Wheeler awarded Bruce Power contract

The contract falls under the company’s existing strategic supplier master services agreement with Bruce Power in Canada.


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An aerial view of the Bruce Power site. (Bruce Power)

As part of the ongoing Bruce Power Life Extension Program, ensuring Bruce Power nuclear continues to provide electricity through 2064, the company has awarded Amec Foster Wheeler a contract to provide detailed design of Feeder Cabinets and Feeder Instrumentation for the Unit 6 Feeder Replacement Program.

Feeder Cabinets add coverage to the fuel channels and provide thermal insulation during operation. Amec Foster Wheeler will also provide input to procurement packages, technical specifications, installation specifications and design change notices.

The contract falls under the company’s existing strategic supplier master services agreement with Bruce Power in Canada for the provision of an extensive range of engineering and project management services.

“Amec Foster Wheeler has been a primary supplier to Bruce Power for 14 years, providing key support in engineering and operational analysis including support for the Bruce Units 1 & 2 Refurbishment project,” said John Mackinnon, president of Amec Foster Wheeler’s nuclear business in North America, in a company release.

Bruce Power supplies 30% of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s Major Component Replacement Feeder Program involves the replacement of 960 Primary Heat Transport feeders.

“This contract win has been the result of significant efforts by the Feeder Replacement project team,” said Kyle Cherrett, senior program manager, feeder replacement program for Bruce Power, in the release. “The design work will support the life extension for the first of six units. The continued operation of the CANDU reactors, which are among the safest in the world, will allow Bruce Power to supply Ontario with environmentally friendly and dependable power well into the future.”