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Bruce Power, Rolls-Royce deepen digital collaboration


11 July 2018

Bruce B aerial - 48British engineering group Rolls-Royce has signed a memorandum of understanding with Canada's Bruce Power to deepen their cooperation in digital technology. The agreement expands the two companies' T-104 programme, under which Rolls-Royce's T-104 technology has been implemented to optimise the operational lifetime of Bruce Power's nuclear power plants as part of Bruce's Life-Extension Programme.

ATS to provide automated solutions for Bruce detube


05 July 2018

ATS_groundbreaking_Oct2017_(Bruce)-48Cambridge, Ontario-based company ATS Automation Systems has received a CAD60 million (USD46 million) order booking to design and deliver innovative automated reactor component removal tools for Bruce Power's Major Component Replacement programme. The order is to be delivered over the next 18 months.

Darlington to supply molybdenum-99

Regulation and Safety

21 June 2018

BWXT_OPG_Mo99_(BWXT)-48Ontario Power Generation's Darlington nuclear power plant is to produce molybdenum-99 for use in new technetium-99m generators designed by BWX Technologies Inc. The Candu plant will be the first large-scale commercial nuclear power plant in the world to produce Mo-99, OPG said.

First partner announced for New Brunswick SMR project

New Nuclear

10 July 2018

NB_SMR_partnership_July18_(NB)-48The New Brunswick Energy Solutions Corporation yesterday announced Advanced Reactor Concepts as its first partner in a nuclear research cluster that will work on research and development of small modular reactor technology in the Canadian province.

Bruce Power and ITM to supply cancer therapy isotope

Regulation and Safety

29 June 2018

Bruce-ITM_Lu-177_MOU_June18_(Bruce)-48Bruce Power and ITG, a subsidiary of radiopharmaceutical technology company ITM Isotopen Technologien München, have launched a joint effort to explore the production of the medical radioisotope lutetium-177 at Bruce Power's Candu reactors.

Ontario Power Generation starts rebuilding Darlington 2


12 June 2018

Darlington_2_reactor_face_(OPG)-48Work has begun to reassemble Darlington unit 2, Ontario Power Generation announced yesterday. The 878 MWe Candu unit is the first of Darlington's four reactors to undergo refurbishment to enable it to operate for a further 30 years.