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$130-Million deal for Cambridge's BWXT to help refurbishment of Bruce Nuclear

Last Updated Jul 12, 2016 at 2:22 pm EDT


BWXT in Cambridge is going to be helping the refurbishment of the Bruce Nuclear Plant.

The 130-million dollar deal announced today says the company will give the plant eight stream generators to help refurbish the first of six units.

“BWXT Canada and Bruce Power are key players in Ontario’s strong and proud nuclear industry. Our industry has an international reputation for safety and excellence, and an impressive history of supporting jobs at home,” Minister of Energy Glenn Thibeault said in a release. “Finalizing today’s contract will secure well-paying jobs in this region and contribute to decades of clean, reliable, and affordable power in Ontario.”

The deal is expected to create more than 100 jobs in the area.

“I’m proud of the people here in Cambridge whose skills and expertise will make such an important contribution to the success of this vital project, helping to ensure safe, reliable and affordable electricity for families and businesses across the province,” says Kathryn McGarry, MPP for Cambridge in a release.

Across Ontario, the Bruce Power refurbishment project is expected to support 23,000 jobs.