Bruce Power names Swagelok Southwestern Ontario as partner for life-extension work that continues to produce low-cost power

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Bruce Power and Swagelok Southwestern Ontario have entered into an agreement valued at more than $1.5 million for new valves for Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program.

By Bruce Power
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bruce Power and Swagelok Southwestern Ontario have entered into an agreement valued at more than $1.5 million for new valves for Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program.

The contract is for an order of nearly 400 new valves for the site’s fuel handling trolleys. In total, 160 valves will be replaced in Bruce A and 208 in Bruce B. The new valves will be instrumental in maintaining the reliability of the trolleys, which deliver and insert new fuel into the reactors, while removing used fuel for safe, long-term storage.

“These new valves are an important part of the life-extension maintenance program for the trolleys, and will add another 40 years to their life expectancy,” said Steve Russett, Project Manager, Bruce Power.

Bruce Power supplies 30 per cent of Ontario’s energy at 30 per cent less than the average residential price. Extending the life of the Bruce Power site will ensure decades of low-cost, reliable, baseload electricity for Ontario families and businesses. The Unit 6 Major Component Replacement Project gets underway in 2020 and is part of Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program, which began in 2016 and will extend the life of the Bruce site until 2064.

“We are pleased to continue our long standing relationship with Bruce Power with the supply of these key components for the Life-Extension Program,” said John Haasen, President, Swagelok Southwestern Ontario. “Collaboration with Bruce Power has helped us ensure a long-term supply of valve requirements at reduced costs and supports the employment of 21 highly skilled staff at our Sarnia facility, while contributing to an important infrastructure project for the people of Ontario.”

“I am pleased to see this contract go forward between Swagelok Southwestern Ontario and Bruce Power for the Life Extension Program,” said Bob Bailey, Member of Provincial Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton. “Swagelok Southwestern Ontario is a valued employer and supplier to Sarnia-Lambton’s chemical and refinery business, as well as the nuclear industry in Ontario.”

“This is another fine example of Sarnia Lambton’s expertise creating jobs and supporting critical industries. I congratulate Swagelok Southwestern Ontario and Bruce Power on this important announcement.” said, Marilyn Gladu, Member of Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton.

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.

About Swagelok Southwestern Ontario

Swagelok Southwestern Ontario is the local service provider for Swagelok® products. We have been serving the power industry for more than 50 years with the goal to help improve uptime through system reliability and ensure safety in a wide variety of applications. Our expertise in instrumentation and process control applications helps us guide customers through the application of our products. Our experience assists us in addressing the complexities seen in the nuclear industry to comply with the requirements of ASME Section III, NQA-1, 10CFR50 Appendix B and ASME B16.34 in nuclear and safety-related applications. Whatever the challenge, we are ready to help.

For more information, contact:

John Peevers, Department Manager, Communications and Media Relations

519-361-6583 ;

John Haasen, President, Swagelok Southwestern Ontario

519-336-3453 ;

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