Bruce NPP in OntarioWorleyParsons has been awarded a multi-year $32m contract by Ontario-based Bruce Power to supply design integration support services for the electro-hydraulic control and turbine supervisory instrumentation replacements for  Bruce 3-8.

The work will be completed as part of Bruce Power's Life-Extension Programme, which will enable the plant to provide 30% of Ontario's electricity until 2064.  The project will extend to 2025, and will be executed from Australia-based WorleyParsons' Markham, Kincardine, and Sarnia offices to fully leverage its nuclear experience and capabilities, local content commitments, and extensive controls modernisation expertise, said Michael Cantin, WorleyParsons vice president of operations.

WorleyParsons employs approximatey 300 people across Canada in support of its nuclear service division.

In 2015, Bruce Power and the Independent Electricity System Operator announced a deal to refurbish six of the plant's eight reactors over 20 years to extend the life of the station to 2064. The work remains on time and on budget and will involve $13bn in private investment. The life extension was named Canada's Largest Infrastructure Project in 2017.

Photo: The Bruce Nuclear Power Plant in Ontario