SNC-Lavalin subsidiary Candu Energy Inc has secured a C$6.9 million multi-year contract to support Bruce Power’s primary heat transport system’s pump seal maintenance program until 2023.

Canada’s SNC-Lavalin has been the sole supplier of CAN8 pump seals for Bruce Power since 2011. SNC-Lavalin will work with support from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and with the supply chain to improve economies of scale associated with the long term plan to lower costs.

“This strategic contract enables SNC-Lavalin to engage local supply chain partners that are Ontario’s nuclear advantage and support the local economic recovery,” said Sandy Taylor, president of Nuclear, SNC-Lavalin. “Our pump seals are installed in BWR/PWR nuclear stations around the world and we are proud that our pump seals will continue to support the Candu reactors and longstanding relationship with Bruce Power.”

Chris Mudrick, Bruce Power’s chief nuclear officer, said the pump seal maintenance program will reduce maintenance costs while at the same time enhance employee safety through improved radiation protection. “This investment in Ontario-made components brings tangible benefits for both our people and our plant while helping drive economic recovery in the province,” said Mudrick.

The CAN-series pump seals have been installed in a number of Candu stations including all eight units at Bruce Power.