Three submissions received for Nuclear Procurement Project



    TORONTO, Feb. 27 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario has received the proposal
(bid) submissions from AREVA NP, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and
Westinghouse Electric Company for the Nuclear Procurement Project Request for
Proposals (RFP).
    The three proposals to build a new, two-unit nuclear power plant at
Ontario Power Generation's Darlington site were received today by the 2:00 pm
deadline. This concludes this part of Phase 2 of the RFP process.
    The next step involves a thorough compliance review and an evaluation of
each proposal. Subsequently, a negotiation period to finalize details of a
contract will be initiated. This will ensure the best possible deal for
Ontarians. It is expected that the preferred vendor will be announced in June.
    The project is using an innovative approach by selecting a nuclear vendor
based on pre-established commercial terms, including lifetime cost of power,
ability to deliver on schedule and level of economic investment in Ontario.
    The Ontario Government announced a two-phase competitive procurement
process to choose a preferred nuclear vendor last March. A commercial team,
led by Infrastructure Ontario, is managing the procurement process. Team
members also include representatives from Bruce Power, Ontario Power
Generation, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and Ministry of Finance. A
preferred vendor will be chosen based on the procurement process, evaluation
outcome and negotiation period. A fairness monitor continues to ensure all
respondents are treated fairly throughout the RFP process.
    Please visit
http://www.infrastructureontario.ca/en/projects/energy/nuclear/profile.asp to
learn more about the competitive procurement process.

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For further information:

For further information: Lorne Burger, Infrastructure Ontario, (416)
325-4815


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