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Darlington Nuclear Refurbishment

Clarington, Ontario

The Darlington Nuclear Generating Station, one of the top performing nuclear stations in the world, has produced 20% of Ontario’s electricity since the early 1990s. Powering forward, the refurbishment project will extend Darlington’s operations to 2055. The execution phase of the re-tube and feeder replacement is being carried out under a 50/50 joint venture (JV) between Aecon and SNC-Lavalin Nuclear Inc. Scope of work includes refurbishment of the reactor cores to replace critical components at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station, using the tools and methods that were developed and tested during the project’s definition phase carried out by the joint venture.

CLIENT
Ontario Power Generation

VALUE
$2.75 billion

START DATE
2016

ESTIMATED COMPLETION
2026

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14K
JOBS PER YEAR

$90B
INTO ONTARIO’S GDP

96%
OF PROJECT DOLLARS SPENT IN ONTARIO

The station’s re-tube and feeder replacement will significantly contribute to the economic vitality of the province by extending the life of each reactor another 30 years, while securing the supply of emissions-free, reliable baseload electricity. From an industry perspective, the Darlington refurbishment is expected to become a benchmark project, shining a spotlight on Aecon’s industry-leading nuclear and fabrication expertise.

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