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Toronto – Ontario Power Generation (“OPG”), under a new subsidiary, has entered into a purchase agreement with affiliates of TC Energy (formerly TransCanada Corporation) to acquire a portfolio of combined-cycle natural gas-fired plants in Ontario.

The role that natural gas plays in maintaining system reliability has become even more important with the addition of intermittent wind and solar generation in recent years. Natural gas is the partner or enabler of renewable energy, providing the flexibility required to ensure a reliable electricity system.”
-Ken Hartwick, OPG’s President and CEO
 
Key Facts About TC Energy Transaction
 
Acquiring portfolio of combined-cycle natural gas-fired plants in Ontario from affiliates of TC Energy:
    -100% ownership of Napanee Generating Station (900 MW)
    -100% ownership of Halton Hills Generating Station (683 MW)
    -Remaining 50% ownership of Toronto’s Portlands Energy Centre (50% of 550 MW)

In addition to these assets, OPG entered into a purchase and sale agreement with affiliates of Canadian Utilities Limited in June to acquire the remaining 50% interest in the 560MW combined-cycle natural gas-fired Brighton Beach Generating Station. OPG already owns 50% of the Brighton Beach Generating Station.

OPG is the largest electricity generator in the province, providing almost half the power Ontarians rely on every day. It is also one of the most diverse generators in North America with expertise in nuclear, hydro, biomass, solar and gas.

For further information, please contact:
Ontario Power Generation
416-592-4008 or 1-877-592-4008
Release via OPG website.
MISSISSAUGA: July 19, 2019 - Candu Energy Inc., a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, was awarded $36 million worth of contracts from Bruce Power in 2019 from January 1 to April 31 to support Bruce Power’s operational objectives. This includes initiatives that will reduce maintenance outage duration and increase output from the Unit 4 reactor. The work was awarded under a Master Services Agreement signed in 2016 and is in addition to work announced previously.
 
The award includes continued support of the Bruce Reactor Inspection and Maintenance System (BRIMS) program with the maintance and operation of the Advanced NonDestructive Examination (ANDE)/replication maintenance tool and the Modal Detection And Repositioning (MODAR) tool for fuel channel spacer repositioning.  The BRIMS work is about time-saving innovations that will contribute to the common goal of reducing the outage duration.
 
“Employees at SNC-Lavalin continue to explore and introduce innovation to Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program that provides efficiencies and value to the job,” said Bill Fox, Executive Vice-President, Nuclear at SNC-Lavalin. “We remain committed to making investments to grow our team and explore new technologies to support ongoing plant operations as well as the Major Component Replacement Project.”
 
The awards also include a new initiative to deploy SNC-Lavalin’s CANDUclean™ System to remove the oxide deposits from all accessible U-tubes in each of the preheaters in Unit 4 to improve output. This latest application of the CANDUclean™ technology is the result of a collaborative effort between Bruce Power and SNC-Lavalin.
“Increasing our output and operating the Bruce Power site to 2064 by innovating and extending the life of our units will create and sustain 22,000 direct and indirect jobs annually, while injecting $4 billion into Ontario’s economy each year for decades,” said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO. “By working together with our partners to find efficiencies we will continue to power more for less in support of Ontario families and businesses.”
 
Since the early 1990’s, the CANDUclean™ system has been successfully deployed at CANDU® nuclear power plants worldwide to remove magnetite deposits from inside the steam generator tubes.  The current technology evolved through modifications implemented out of operating experience and lessons learned from past efforts. This has resulted in a mature system with a history of successfully increasing heat exchanger flows, reducing reactor inlet header temperatures, improving the ability to inspect steam generator tubes and reducing maintenance operator radiation fields.
 
About SNC-Lavalin
Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees think beyond engineering. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction management, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients across the EDPM (engineering, design and project management), Infrastructure, Nuclear, Clean Power, and Resources businesses. www.snclavalin.com
 
About CANDU® technology
SNC-Lavalin is the sole licensee for CANDU® heavy water reactor technology. CANDU reactors were designed as multi-fuel reactors capable of using natural uranium, recovered uranium, mixed -oxide and thorium fuels. CANDU reactors are an important component of low-carbon clean air energy programs on four continents and power over 50% of the homes of the province of Ontario’s 14 million residents.
 
Media
Ken Chiu
Senior Advisor, External Communications
416-252-5315, ext. 54541
Ken.Chiu@snclavalin.com
Kent, WA – Industrial Inspection & Analysis, Inc.™ ("IIA") – a leader in providing inspection, testing, and engineering services – expands its service offerings with the recent acquisition of Advanced Technical Services NW, Inc. ("ATS"). Based in Kent, WA, ATS is the largest full-service, independent provider of calibration services in the Pacific Northwest.
 
Founded in 1986, ATS is a leader in providing calibration services of the highest quality. With a focus on customer service and a proven track record of helping companies achieve the increasing demands for quality and service, the addition of ATS is a great complement to IIA’s Laboratory Services group, which includes NDT Laboratories, QC Group, Timco Engineering, and IBB Technology of America.
 
"ATS’s unique mix of field and laboratory calibration services for customers in the Pacific Northwest region are a welcome addition to IIA’s ever-growing portfolio of capabilities" explains John Cote, Chairman of IIA. "The market we serve has an essential need for ongoing monitoring of their equipment and machinery to ensure proper functionality when building various parts and components. We are excited to boost our ever-expanding list of in-house capabilities with the addition of ATS’s calibration services. We look forward to continuing the success Cathy Baldwin and Phil Lausier have achieved to this point as we work to expand our suite of solutions to our customers."
 
"We are excited to announce this transaction and see great value for ATS partnering with IIA moving forward," states Cathy Baldwin, President of ATS." Phil Lausier and I are very proud of what our team has accomplished to date, and we are grateful to our dedicated staff who have represented our company well through high quality service. We expect ATS and its employees will achieve great success with IIA in the years to come."
 
This transaction continues IIA’s strategy of building a network of inspection and testing brands that hold a competitive advantage and offer a strong value proposition to a long list of customers in a wide variety of end markets.
IR Supplies and Services will be holding an open house at their Burlington location on July 9, and you are invited to join them.  Activities start at noon and they will be providing lunch, site tours, a chance to meet with product vendors, and product demonstrations.  This is a great opportunity to meet with the team that is bringing NDT supplies and services to Eastern Canada.
 
IR is located at 1329 Heine Court, Burlington, Ontario and their website is IRSS.ca.
 
Please RSVP to marketing@irss.ca.

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