Amec Foster Wheeler awarded contract to support life-extension programme ensuring continued low-cost power for Ontario

Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has been awarded a contract by Bruce Power to support its Life-Extension Program of its nuclear power plant in Ontario, Canada.

By Amec Foster Wheeler
Thursday, April 27, 2017


  • Contract awarded under existing Strategic Supplier Master Services Agreement with Bruce Power
  • Company will provide a range of engineering and project management services for Bruce Power, a long-standing client for over 14 years

Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has been awarded a contract by Bruce Power to support its Life-Extension Program of its nuclear power plant in Ontario, Canada.

This contract was awarded under Amec Foster Wheeler’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 will 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 Major Component Replacement Feeder Program, part of Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program, involves the replacement of 960 Primary Heat Transport feeders.

Bruce Power’s Life Extension Program will ensure Bruce Power nuclear continues to provide low-cost electricity for families and businesses to 2064. Bruce Power supplies 30% of Ontario’s electricity at 30% less than the average cost to generate residential power. It will also create and sustain 22,000 jobs annually and contribute CAD$4 billion annually to Ontario's economy through the direct and indirect spending on operational equipment, supplies, materials and labour income.
“This contract win has been the result of significant efforts by the Feeder Replacement project team. 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."
Kyle Cherrett, Senior Program Manager, Feeder Replacement Program for Bruce Power
“We are proud to support this important aspect of the Life Extension Program, enabling Bruce Power to continue to provide safe, reliable nuclear power to Ontario families and businesses. 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."
John Mackinnon, President of Amec Foster Wheeler’s nuclear business in North America

Latest News

Black & McDonald: Part of the Nuclear Industry and Clarington Community

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Black & McDonald Nuclear doesn’t just have its headquarters based in the municipality of Clarington; it’s also very much part of the local community.

Kincardine's CRG Energy and Garneau's Earn 2nd Maclean's and Canadian Business Award

Monday, October 16, 2017

CRG Energy and it's holding company, Garneau Group, are pleased to announce the #57 ranking in the 29th annual PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by Canadian Busines.

Bruce Power supplier ATS expanding Cambridge facility

Thursday, October 12, 2017

ATS is adding a 43,000 sq. ft. expansion to its Cambridge facility in preparation for Bruce Power Major Component Replacement Project. The groundbreaking was held Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.

Bruce Power breaks ground on Kincardine office complex and training facility

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The early stages of construction can now be seen at Bruce Power’s new office complex and training facility on Kincardine’s north end.

BWXT to Open Local Office

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Cambridge based nuclear support company will be a part of Bruce Power's Life Extension Program.

Nuclearelectrica clear to start Cernavoda 1 upgrade

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica SA has received shareholder approval to start upgrading unit 1 of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant, a 650 MWe Candu 6 reactor on which construction started in 1982. An extraordinary general meeting of the Romanian company's shareholders, of which the main one is the Romanian Ministry of Energy, Small and Medium Enterprises, and Business Environment, approved the plan on 28 September.

Contact us for more information. Drop us a line!

General & Contact
Fax: (905) 839-7085
Our Address
Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries
1550 Kingston Road, Suite 219
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1C3
Membership Enquiries & Support
Fax: (905) 839-7085
October 18 9 AM to October 31, 2017 5 PM: OCNI Board Elections 2017
Vote Today