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Bruce project is key to Ontario economic recovery

Bruce project is key to Ontario economic recovery

Bruce Power's Major Component Replacement project is helping contribute to economic revitalisation in Ontario, the company said today as it announced new contracts and manufacturing milestones with its partners in the province. These include the completion of calandria tube manufacturing for unit 3; a new contract to automate the installation of the tubes; and a contract for the replacement of steam generators at Bruce 3 and 4.

Corporate 19 January 2022


Regulator authorises expansion of Canadian mill tailings facility

Regulator authorises expansion of Canadian mill tailings facility

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has amended the uranium mine and mill licence held by Orano Canada Inc allowing it to expand the JEB tailings management facility at McClean Lake.

Uranium & Fuel 18 January 2022


IEA praises Canada clean energy transition efforts

IEA praises Canada clean energy transition efforts

Canada's electricity system is amongst the cleanest in the world, thanks to hydro and nuclear power, a policy review by the International Energy Agency has found. Launching the report on 13 January, IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol praised Canada's leadership in the development of small modular reactors and expressed the agency's support for the Canadian government's "ambitious" clean energy transition.

Nuclear Policies 14 January 2022


Prototype machine demonstrates plasma compression

Prototype machine demonstrates plasma compression

A prototype system for General Fusion's Fusion Demonstration Plant has successfully demonstrated a critical element of the Canadian company's proprietary Magnetised Target Fusion technology.

New Nuclear 12 January 2022


Bruce Power harvests cobalt-60 to sterilise medical equipment

Bruce Power harvests cobalt-60 to sterilise medical equipment

Enough cobalt-60 to sterilise 10 billion items of medical equipment was recently shipped from unit 7 at Canada's Bruce nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, a new production base for medical radioisotopes is being set up at the Qinshan Phase III nuclear power plant in China.

Corporate 10 January 2022


NWMO publishes transportation planning documents

NWMO publishes transportation planning documents

Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation has released two planning documents that address the wide range of priorities, questions and concerns heard to date from Canadians and Indigenous peoples about the transportation of used nuclear fuel.

Waste & Recycling 10 January 2022


Bruce 6 steam generators lifted into place

Bruce 6 steam generators lifted into place

The last of eight replacement steam generators has been lifted into place at Bruce unit 6, marking an important milestone in the ongoing Major Component Replacement project which will add 30-35 years to the Candu unit's operational life.

Corporate 22 December 2021


Initiatives support Indigenous inclusion in Canadian SMR sector

Initiatives support Indigenous inclusion in Canadian SMR sector

The government of Canada has announced support for Indigenous communities in exploring the potential of small modular reactors to provide emissions-free energy for a wide range of applications, including electricity generation in remote communities. Meanwhile, X-energy Canada is to collaborate with First Nations representatives to build Indigenous capacity in the future advanced SMR industry.

Corporate 20 December 2021


OPG chooses BWRX-300 SMR for Darlington new build

OPG chooses BWRX-300 SMR for Darlington new build

Ontario Power Generation has selected the BWRX-300 small modular reactor for the Darlington new nuclear site, and will work with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to deploy the reactor. Canada's first commercial, grid-scale, SMR could be completed as early as 2028.

New Nuclear 02 December 2021


Two 'firsts' for Canadian reactor refurbishments

Two 'firsts' for Canadian reactor refurbishments

The disassembly phase of Ontario Power Generation's refurbishment of Darlington unit 3 has now been completed and the reassembly phase has begun, the company said yesterday. The disassembly of the reactor included the world's first use of a combined pressure and calandria tube removal technique. Separately, an automated process to install and inspect calandria tubes is to be used in the refurbishment of Bruce Power's Bruce 3 in another industry 'first'.

Corporate 01 December 2021