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OPG signs agreements with Westinghouse and SNC-Lavalin/Candu


July 4, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

July 3, 2012 – Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG) has signed agreements with Westinghouse and SNC-Lavalin/Candu Energy Inc. to prepare detailed construction plans, schedules and cost estimates for two potential nuclear reactors at Darlington.

The reports will help inform the government’s decision on whether to move forward with new nuclear at OPG’s Darlington site. The province’s Long-Term Energy Plan calls for about 2000 MW of new nuclear generation. The two reactor designs that are currently subject to the Services Agreements are:

• The enhanced Candu 6 reactor designed by Candu Energy Inc., a unit of SNC- Lavalin.
• The AP 1000 reactor designed by Westinghouse (in photo).

Under the terms of the agreements, each company will be given 12 months to develop its report. The completed reports will be analyzed and forwarded to the province for its consideration. All decisions on whether to move forward with the two potential nuclear reactors will be made by the Government of Ontario.