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London, UK,
27
April
2017
|
14:00
Europe/London

Amec Foster Wheeler awarded contract to support life-extension programme ensuring continued low-cost power for Ontario

Newsfacts:
  • Contract awarded under existing Strategic Supplier Master Services Agreement with Bruce Power
  • Company will provide a range of engineering and project management services for Bruce Power, a long-standing client for over 14 years

Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has been awarded a contract by Bruce Power to support its Life-Extension Program of its nuclear power plant in Ontario, Canada.

This contract was awarded under Amec Foster Wheeler’s existing Strategic Supplier Master Services Agreement with Bruce Power in Canada for the provision of an extensive range of engineering and project management services.

Amec Foster Wheeler will provide detailed design of Feeder Cabinets and Feeder Instrumentation for the Unit 6 Feeder Replacement Program. Feeder Cabinets add coverage to the fuel channels and provide thermal insulation during operation. Amec Foster Wheeler will also provide input to procurement packages, technical specifications, installation specifications and design change notices.

The Major Component Replacement Feeder Program, part of Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program, involves the replacement of 960 Primary Heat Transport feeders.

Bruce Power’s Life Extension Program will ensure Bruce Power nuclear continues to provide low-cost electricity for families and businesses to 2064. Bruce Power supplies 30% of Ontario’s electricity at 30% less than the average cost to generate residential power. It will also create and sustain 22,000 jobs annually and contribute CAD$4 billion annually to Ontario's economy through the direct and indirect spending on operational equipment, supplies, materials and labour income.

This contract win has been the result of significant efforts by the Feeder Replacement project team. The design work will support the life extension for the first of six units. The continued operation of the CANDU reactors, which are among the safest in the world, will allow Bruce Power to supply Ontario with environmentally friendly and dependable power well into the future.
Kyle Cherrett, Senior Program Manager, Feeder Replacement Program for Bruce Power
We are proud to support this important aspect of the Life Extension Program, enabling Bruce Power to continue to provide safe, reliable nuclear power to Ontario families and businesses. Amec Foster Wheeler has been a primary supplier to Bruce Power for 14 years, providing key support in engineering and operational analysis including support for the Bruce Units 1 & 2 Refurbishment project.
John Mackinnon, President of Amec Foster Wheeler’s nuclear business in North America
Notes to editors

Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

Employing around 35,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2016 revenues of £5.4 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, power and process, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology.

Amec Foster Wheeler operates across the whole nuclear lifecycle with 2500 dedicated specialists worldwide, including approximately 600 in Ontario.

Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power to families and businesses across the province. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Learn more at www.brucepower.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

 

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