Bruce Power signed a multi-year fuel channel inspection tooling agreement with Kinectrics on Tuesday, June 5th at their new facility across from the Bruce Power Visitor's Centre.
The new 37,000 sq ft facility in Tiverton was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Kinectrics President and CEO, David Harris, says that operating their facility within 3 kilometers of the Bruce site is key for efficiency and safety.
Tours of the facility were offered, and participants were able to learn how the equipment that Kinectrics makes help to benefit Bruce Power.
Kinectrics supplies Bruce Power with Circumferential Wet Scrape Tool (CWEST) and the Bruce Power Reactor Inspection Maintenance System (BRIMS).
The $9.5 million multi-year contract is a continuation of the existing CWEST work performed by Kinectrics. The company will also expand its fuel channel inspection services with a BRIMS contract worth $72 million.
Bruce Power President and CEO, Mike Rencheck, says that he's confident that Kinectrics will help Bruce Power to reduce costs and maintain safe practices.
Rencheck says that these contracts will continue to support the local economy with over 50-100 full-time, unionized positions over the next year. He says that about 60% of people working for Kinectrics are already living locally.
Learn more about Kinectrics, the CWEST system, and the BRIMS system here.