Energy & Power
Bruce Power and GEH-C sign innovation MOU
By Renée Francoeur
November 10, 2015 – Bruce Power and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada (GEH-C) say they have entered into an agreement that will see the two companies explore a “focus on innovation and the continued enhancement” of the operating nuclear generating facility.
The memorandum of understanding (MOU), signed today by the two company presidents, identifies a number of areas of potential collaboration to assist Bruce Power in its ongoing operations and outage improvement programs, Bruce Power said.
“We look forward to building on our relationship with GEH-C as both organizations place tremendous value on innovation, and it is through this approach, we will continue to be an important source of Ontario’s electricity supporting the broader economy, including here in Peterborough,” said Duncan Hawthorne, president and CEO of Bruce Power. “Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan is counting on Bruce Power’s eight units to help power the province for decades to come, and this means affordable electricity for families and businesses along with ongoing positive economic impacts.”
With facilities across Ontario in Peterborough, Toronto and Arnprior, GEH-C provides approximately 350 jobs to skilled workers —about 250 of those in Peterborough, Bruce Power noted. GEH-C has over 55 years of experience in the supply of nuclear fuel and fuel channel components, services, equipment and parts for the CANDU nuclear power industry including designing and supplying nuclear equipment to fuel, inspect, and refurbish reactors, according to Bruce Power.