Contract to support Life-Extension Program and help ensure continued low-cost power

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Contract to support Life-Extension Program and help ensure continued low-cost power Bruce Power and Hatch Ltd. have entered into a contract to support Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program.




By Hatch Ltd.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Bruce Power and Hatch Ltd. have entered into a contract to support Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program. 

Hatch, a Canadian and employee-owned engineering, procurement and construction management firm, will provide feeder mock-up design services for the Major Component Replacement Feeders Program. This mock-up design project will simulate critical parameters found in the plant such as component characteristics, size, shape, composition, and field conditions. 

Extending the life of the Bruce Power site will ensure the electricity it provides Ontario families and businesses continues to be part of the solution over both the short and long-term to provide a source of low-cost stable electricity. 

“We are committed to the successful execution of the Major Component Replacement program,” said Amar Jolly, Global Director, Nuclear at Hatch. “Through our local office in Port Elgin and our global headquarters in Ontario, we look forward to delivering high quality services and innovative solutions for Bruce Power.”

Bruce Power generates 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity at 30 per cent below the average residential cost. In fact, in 2016 Bruce Power was paid 6.6 cents per KW/h for its electricity, while the average residential price was about 11 cents per KW/h. 

The Unit 6 Major Component Replacement Project gets underway in 2020 and is part of Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program which will extend the life of the Bruce site until 2064 and ensure Bruce Power nuclear continues to provide low-cost electricity for families and business for years to come. 

In order to better support the long-standing success of Bruce Power, the Bruce County community and the Unit 6 Major Component Replacement Project, Hatch opened an office in Port Elgin, Ontario in July 2016. 

The Major Component Replacement Feeders Program, part of Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program, is responsible for the replacement of 960 Primary Heat Transport feeders during Bruce Power’s major component replacements. 

“This mock-up design project will support project execution planning for the Feeders Program,” said Brian Swanton, Project Manager, Feeder Replacement Program. “Completion of this work will provide our project team with the ability to validate required estimates and schedules, and more importantly, prepare a competent, well-trained workforce capable of executing the work in a safe and predictable manner.”

About Hatch 

Whatever our clients envision, our engineers can design and build. With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we know your business and understand that your challenges are changing rapidly. As a Progressive Aboriginal Relations “Committed” organization, we respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient and sustainable. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. 

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 and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube. 

For more information, contact: 

John Peevers

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