A ground breaking ceremony has been held on Bruce Power's new office complex and training facility on Kincardine's north end.
The 129,000 square foot building will be located on 7.5 hectares behind existing businesses and homes off Sutton Street.
It will hold offices and the unique training tools that will be vital to the success of the Major Component Replacement projects.
That work will begin in 2020 in Unit 6, and will included six of Bruce Power's eight reactors through 2033.
Officials at the company say these projects will extend the life of the Bruce Power site to 2064.
Kevin Kelly, Executive Vice President Corporate Services says the facility will welcome over 500 people to work every day.
The new building will feature a two-story office area including office space, classrooms and amenities for the occupants.
Kincardine Mayor Anne Eadie says this project is another example of the positive economic impact the nuclear industry has on the Municipality of Kincardine.
Bruce County Warden Mitch Twolan adds the county is feeling the positive economic spin-offs that a thriving nuclear industry brings to rural Ontario.
The new facility is expected to open in early 2019.