November 30, 2018

Canada: Framatome signs MoU with Bruce Power for safety-related Life-Extension Program updates

Today Framatome signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bruce Power valued at $18.7 million (€16.4 million) covering a range of innovations and new activities. Framatome will design and implement Bruce Power’s filtered containment venting systems, a safe technology that helps to control the build-up of excessive pressure while safely releasing hydrogen and capturing fission products.

“Our worldwide experience and innovation capabilities enable us to be a long-term and reliable partner of Bruce Power, a partnership in which we take pride. The operational improvements included in the MoU will play an important role in Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program, which will allow the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station to continue operating through 2064,” said Catherine Cornand, Senior Executive Vice President of Framatome’s Installed Base Business Unit.

More than 50 plants worldwide use Framatome’s filtered containment venting system, which can be installed in all types of reactors.

This work builds on Framatome’s previously announced work on services for Bruce Power’s transformers and other high-voltage components as a part of the high-voltage maintenance program. Framatome will also serve on the team to replace steam generators at Unit 6 of the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station.

In order to execute these improvements, Framatome expanded its office facility near Kincardine to continue to support Bruce Power in its Life-Extension Programs and other nuclear-related activities.