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New Bruce Power business to focus on nuclear-complimentary technologies

New Bruce Power business to focus on nuclear-complimentary technologies

Bruce Power has today launched Bruce Power Net Zero Inc to leverage the net-zero generation provided by Bruce's nuclear power plants to enable the company to achieve its own ambition to be net-zero by 2027 and support Ontario and Canada in reaching net-zero by 2050. The new entity is led by Bruce Power Chief Development Officer and EVP Operational Services James Scongack.

Energy & Environment 21 October 2021


GEH, BWXT team up to support BWRX-300 deployment

GEH, BWXT team up to support BWRX-300 deployment

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and BWXT Canada have entered into a teaming agreement to cooperate on engineering and procurement to support the design, manufacturing and commercialisation of the BWRX-300 small modular reactor. The BWRX-300 is one of three SMR designs under consideration for deployment at Ontario Power Generation's Darlington site.

New Nuclear 20 October 2021


New isotope initiatives address supply challenges

New isotope initiatives address supply challenges

Separate domestic and international initiatives to support the development and production of medical radioisotopes have been announced in Canada, Germany, Japan and the USA. These include a federal award of USD35 million to support the commercial production of molybdenum-99 in the USA; a new linear accelerator-based technique for production of actinium-225 in Japan; and a Canadian-German collaboration to explore the production of Ac-225.

Corporate 19 October 2021


Canada-South Korea MoU to leverage used fuel experience

Canada-South Korea MoU to leverage used fuel experience

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power plan to leverage data gathered through decades of experience of the storage of used Candu fuel to underpin cooperative research activities under a new Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations. They will engage in knowledge-sharing and other joint activities to advance storage, transportation and disposal practices for used fuel, and to explore opportunities to collaborate on nuclear decommissioning and waste management initiatives.

Waste & Recycling 18 October 2021


Bruce output hits new peak

Bruce output hits new peak

Bruce Power yesterday announced the achievement of a new site generation peak and set a goal of achieving a site peak of 7000 MW by 2030 as it implements its Made in Ontario post-pandemic economic recovery plan. Production of medical isotopes is also part of the plan, and the company said it plans to carry out a harvest of the medical isotope cobalt-60 before the end of the year.

Corporate 15 October 2021


Agreements support Canadian SMR development and deployment

Agreements support Canadian SMR development and deployment

Separate Memoranda of Understanding supporting the future development and deployment of advanced small modular reactors in Canada will see Cameco and Terrestrial Energy investigate opportunities related to Terrestrial's Integrated Molten Salt Reactor, while ARC Clean Energy Canada and Cross River Infrastructure Partners LLC will work together to develop sustainable industrial projects using ARC's SMR technology. Meanwhile, Canada's nuclear regulator has granted a 10-year licence renewal for an Ontario Power Generation site earmarked for possible SMR deployment.

New Nuclear 14 October 2021


New Brunswick fast reactor operational 'within the decade'

New Brunswick fast reactor operational 'within the decade'

A 2029 start-up for an ARC-100 advanced small modular reactor in New Brunswick is an "aggressive" but achievable target, the CEO of ARC Clean Energy Canada said yesterday. Bill Labbe was speaking at an event hosted by the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries, held as the company prepares to begin the second phase of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's Vendor Design Review process.

New Nuclear 07 October 2021


CNL completes Slowpoke refuelling

CNL completes Slowpoke refuelling

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has completed a three-year project to refuel a Slowpoke-2 nuclear reactor used by the Royal Military College of Canada for professional development and academic research. The project will enable the reactor, which first came online in 1985, to operate for another 30 years.

Regulation & Safety 05 October 2021


Regulatory approval for new isotope production at Bruce

Regulatory approval for new isotope production at Bruce

Canada's Bruce Power has received approval from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for the commercial production of the medical radioisotope lutetium-177 in its nuclear power plants. The project to produce the innovative therapeutic isotope, which is used in the treatment of prostate cancer and neuroendocrine tumours, is a partnership between Bruce Power, IsoGen, Saugeen Ojibway Nation and ITM.

Regulation & Safety 28 September 2021


CNSC confirms orders on CANDU restarts

CNSC confirms orders on CANDU restarts

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has confirmed or amended orders issued to Bruce Power and Ontario Power Generation related to pressure tube fitness for service following a public hearing held on 10 September. The regulator confirmed the orders issued for certain units at the Bruce, Darlington and Pickering CANDU plants, but removed Pickering units 1 and 4 from the list. It said it will consider restart requests for the reactors concerned on a case-by-case basis.

Regulation & Safety 24 September 2021