TIVERTON, ON, Dec. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Bruce Power and NA Engineering Associates Inc. (NAE), a leader in multi-disciplined engineering consulting services, are pleased to announce the signing of a three-year Master Service Agreement (MSA).
With a relationship that was first established in 2001, this agreement will allow NAE to continue their support to Bruce Power's ongoing engineering needs and the recently announced long-term, incremental life extension program where Bruce Power will continue to provide low-cost electricity while being Ontario's single largest source of low-carbon power as the province tackles climate change.
NA Engineering Associates Inc. was among the first suppliers to establish and maintain a local presence with their Kincardine office. From high profile projects such as the 40-Year Infrastructure Renewal Plan and the recently commissioned Fire Training Facility, where as the prime consultant NAE undertook the conceptual, preliminary and detailed design for this world-class facility, NAE has shown that even small and medium sized suppliers can make a positive impact to Bruce Power's success.
Of equal importance, NAE provides ongoing efforts that contribute to the safe operations of Bruce Power's facilities including fire protection design, code consulting, and roof consulting services for the over 3 million square feet of roofing that covers everyone and everything at site.
"We are looking for companies like NAE that will partner with us and help develop innovative solutions," said Richard Horrobin, Bruce Power's Vice President of Commercial Services. "We have a clear plan for the long term and look forward to working with NAE as we revitalize our nuclear fleet."
NA Engineering is a vocal advocate and supporter to Bruce Power's charitable causes, including the Easter Seals' Toronto Tribute Fundraiser and the annual Charity Golf Tournament supporting the Kincardine Hospital Foundation and the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation.
"With engineering presence in Stratford, London, Kincardine and Markham, not only is it important to our firm to provide local technical expertise to our clients, we must also give back to the communities that we are a part of," said Nick Aroutzidis, NA Engineering's President & CEO. Since 1996, NAE has raised more than $350,000 to support a variety of local charities.
Recognition of the numerous benefits of this agreement extends beyond these two organizations.
"This partnership is just more good news for Bruce Power and Huron-Bruce," said Ben Lobb, Member of Parliament for Huron-Bruce. With their proven experience in the nuclear field, NA Engineering will provide Bruce Power with state-of-the art technology to help maintain safe operations at Bruce Power and solidifying local jobs for years to come."
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates the world's largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario's electricity. The company's site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers' Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power's employees are also owners in the business.
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About NA Engineering Associates Inc.
NA Engineering Associates Inc. is a comprehensive engineering firm with a growing reputation for delivering successful, professional results. Personal attention combined with state-of-the-art technology ensures our clients that projects are handled efficiently from conception to completion. We bring proven experience, dedication and proficiency to our diversified range of engineering skills. NAE has created an environment for continual improvement of its processes and services. Utilizing ISO 9001:2008 as its quality platform, NAE have successfully implemented QA programs compliant with CSA N286-06 and CSA Z299.1 for nuclear clients.
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For further information: John Peevers, Manager of Investor & Media Relations, Bruce Power, 519-361-6583, [email protected]; Eddie Saab, Director of Business Development, NA Engineering Associates Inc., 416-278-7991, [email protected]