Bruce Power, Babcock & Wilcox Canada sign contract for eight replacement steam generators



    TIVERTON, ON, Aug. 9 /CNW/ - Bruce Power and Babcock & Wilcox (B&W)
Canada are pleased to announce they have signed a contract at a value in
excess of $90 million to manufacture eight replacement steam generators for
Unit 3 at the Bruce A generating station.
    The new vessels will be engineered and built at B & W Canada's Cambridge
facility. The new steam generators will be installed in Unit 3 as part of the
ongoing, $4.25 billion Bruce A Restart and Refurbishment project.
    In 2005, Bruce Power and B & W Canada signed a similar agreement for the
manufacture of 16 replacement steam generators for Bruce A Units 1 and 2. To
date, four of those generators have been installed in Unit 2.
    "This is yet another example of the significant investment we are making
to restore Bruce A and secure Ontario's energy supply," said Duncan Hawthorne,
Bruce Power's President and Chief Executive Officer. "The resulting financial
ripples continue to be felt around the province."
    Mike Lees, President, B & W Canada, said this contract re-affirms his
company's reputation as a key player in North America's revitalized nuclear
industry.
    "A contract of this magnitude demonstrates Bruce Power's level of
confidence in Babcock & Wilcox Canada. Our experience and stellar reputation
for meeting our customers' needs helped to secure this contract. The award
will allow us to employ more skilled labour and engineering talent and to
continue to make great contributions to the community." he said.
    B & W Canada, which built the original Bruce A steam generators more than
30 years ago, will manufacture the replacement vessels using Alloy 800 tubes
and design enhancements learned from years of supplying replacement vessels
for the U.S. and Canadian markets. Each of the new steam generators will weigh
more than 100 tonnes and stand approximately 12 metres high.




For further information:

For further information: Bruce Power: John Peevers, (519) 361-6583,
john.peevers@brucepower.com; Babcock & Wilcox Canada: Yvette Amor, (519)
621-2130 ext. 2416, yamor@babcock.com


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