Babcock wins six-year nuclear service deal with Bruce Power

The Babcock & Wilcox Co. (NYSE: BWC) announced Dec. 1 that its subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Canada Ltd. has been awarded a long-term master services agreement that establishes a framework to provide its customer, Bruce Power, with nuclear services and components for its commercial nuclear operations in Tiverton, Ontario.

As part of this award, B&W Canada will supply outage services for steam generators and preheaters at all Bruce Power units for the next six-year term. The work includes engineering, tooling development, skilled trades training and site work execution. The contract anticipates a value of approximately $300m.

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30% of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors.

“We’re a proud, long-term supplier to Bruce Power, dating back to 1977 when we supplied the site’s first nuclear steam generators,” said President, B&W Canada, John MacQuarrie.

B&W Canada and Bruce Power participated in an official signing ceremony on Nov. 27, which was attended by Ontario Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli, Member of Provincial Parliament for Cambridge Kathryn McGarry, community leaders and staff.

Work associated with the award of this contract will commence in January 2015. It is expected to carry out into 2020 and provides a foundation to be expanded as Bruce Power proceeds with extending the lives of its units as outlined in Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., B&W is a leader in clean energy technology and services, primarily for the nuclear, fossil and renewable power markets, as well as a premier advanced technology and mission critical defense contractor. B&W has locations worldwide and employs approximately 11,600 people, in addition to joint venture employees throughout the world.

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