Bruce Power partners with GE’s Power Services for life-extension work that continues to produce low-cost power

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Bruce Power and GE’s Power Services have entered into an agreement valued at more than $56 million through a competitive bid process for generator work in Bruce A, as part of Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program.

By Bruce Power
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Bruce Power and GE’s Power Services have entered into an agreement valued at more than $56 million through a competitive bid process for generator work in Bruce A, as part of Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program.

The contract is for refurbishment work on the two major components of the generators — the stator and the rotor — in Units 1, 3 and 4.

“The Bruce A Generator Refurbishment Program is part of a long-term asset management strategy to support long-term service of Bruce A,” said Gordon Leighton, 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.

“Working with Bruce Power to help them meet their long-term power generation needs is something we take great pride in,” said Caroline Reda, President, GE’s Power Services North America. “Our industry-leading ability to service both GE and other original equipment manufacturer’s components is a unique capability we bring to this agreement.”

“The refurbishment of Ontario’s nuclear reactors at Bruce will not just power Ontario homes, businesses and industry; it will drive our economy with high-wage, high-skill careers as well,” said Bob Delaney, Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga-Streetsville. “More than 90 percent of the value of contracts, such as the agreement between Bruce Power and GE’s Power Services, stays in Ontario, and builds communities such as Meadowvale, home of GE’s Power Services in Canada.”

“Both Bruce Power and GE’s Power Services place tremendous value on high-quality workmanship and reliability, and their partnership will continue to be an important source of Ontario’s electricity supporting Mississauga and the broader economy,” said Gagan Sikand, Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Streetsville. “I congratulate both organizations on this important announcement.”

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 GE’s Power Services Business

GE’s Power Services business, headquartered in Baden, Switzerland, delivers world-class solutions for our customers across total plant assets and their operational lifetimes. This organization supports 2,800+ customers worldwide with an installed base of 28,000+ power generation assets, which includes other OEMs, and taps into the Industrial Internet to improve the performance of our solutions over the entire life cycle through the power of software and big data analytics.

For more information, contact:

John Peevers, Department Manager, Communications and Media Relations

519-361-6583; john.peevers@brucepower.com

Christopher White, GE Power Services North America

+1 678 844 3053; christopher1.white@ge.com

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