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Rotor Replacement Represents a $430 Million Investment in Bruce A

Sep 10 2013 12:00AM

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TIVERTON, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/10/13 -- Bruce Power is once again investing in the future of the Bruce site to ensure the province has a long-term supply of stable, affordable electricity through an additional $430 million investment in Bruce A.

Six low-pressure turbine generator rotors were delivered via barges to Bruce A last week, and will be installed in future planned outages in Units 2 and 3. The rotors, which combined to weigh 816,000 lbs., were safely moved from the barges by a 600-ton crane and transported into the Bruce A station.

The new turbines will add 40 years of life to the generators in Units 2 and 3, ensuring clean, reliable and low-cost electricity will flow from these units to the people of Ontario for generations to come. This project was successfully completed in Units 1 and 4 recently.

"By investing another $430 million into Bruce A, we are renewing our commitment to be the most trusted provider of carbon-free electricity in the province," said Jeff Phelps, Vice President, Project Management and Construction. "Bruce Power nuclear is the most reliable form of clean electricity in the province, and by continuously improving the performance of equipment such as our generators, Bruce A's units will continue to perform admirably and allow the government of Ontario to reach its goal of closing the province's coal plants."

For more information on how Bruce Power nuclear is replacing coal-fired electricity in Ontario, visit www.nuclearupcoaldown.ca.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates one of the world's largest nuclear sites and is the source of roughly 25 per cent of Ontario's electricity. The company's site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Ottawa. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among TransCanada, Cameco, Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) as well as the Power Workers' Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power's 4,000 employees are also owners in the business.



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john.peevers@brucepower.com

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