Bruce 6 is an 891MW nuclear reactor which is located within the premises of Bruce B 1-4. It is located in Ontario, Canada. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the nuclear reactor is currently generating power and is in active status. The construction on the reactor commenced in Jan, 1978. The first power from the reactor was achieved in Jun, 1984. Subsequent to trial runs the reactor finally entered into commercial operation in Sep, 1984. Buy the profile here.
Bruce 6 is a Generation II nuclear reactor developed by Atomic Energy of Canada, Hatch and Ontario Power Generation, are the main contractors for the project.
The 891MW reactor is currently owned by Ontario Power Generation (100%) and operated by Bruce Power.
The PHWR reactor generates 313.8GWh/annum of electricity. It features 6,240 fuel assemblies in the core of reactor, the place where fission occurs and energy is released. Safety contol rods that are used to control the fission rate in the reactor are 32 in number.
The reactor construction commenced in Jan, 1978 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in Sep, 1984.
GE Power was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the nuclear reactor. The company provided 1 steam turbine for the project. Ontario Power Generation was selected as an architect engineer for the reactor. The reactor system was supplied by Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd and MIL Vickers. The reactor vessel has been supplied by MIL Vickers. The material used for the construction of the vessel is Stainless Steel (304L SS CALANDRIA). The civil works were carried out by Ontario Power Generation.
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About Atomic Energy of Canada
Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd (AECL) is a Federal Crown corporation. It implements nuclear science and technology, and manages radioactive waste and decommissioning activities in Canada. The company delivers mandates through long-term contracts with the private sector for the management and operation of its sites. It receives federal funding to deliver its mandate and reports to the Parliament. The company oversees the delivery of the Federal Nuclear Science and Technology Work Plan to support the government’s priorities and responsibilities in various areas such as non-proliferation, energy, security, counter-terrorism, environmental protection, nuclear safety, health and emergency response. AECL is headquartered in Chalk River, Ontario, Canada.
Hatch Ltd (Hatch) is a provider of professional services. Its portfolio of services includes consulting, engineering, process development, and project and construction management services. The company's services also include expansions and plant upgrades, urban solutions, assessments, design and build, mine planning, beneficiation, infrastructure development, asset management, water resource management, and other turnkey construction. The company serves metals and minerals, metallurgical, energy, oil and gas, and infrastructure sectors across the world. Hatch has operations in Canada, the US, Mexico, Russia, the UK, Chile, Brazil, Peru, South Africa, Oman, the UAE, Colombia, India, China, Indonesia, Australia and, Saudi Arabia. Hatch is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
About Ontario Power Generation
Ontario Power Generation Inc (OPG) is an electric utility. It generates and sells energy. The company produces power using hydro, nuclear, and thermal sources. OPG has long-term lease arrangement and related agreements with Bruce Power LP related to the Bruce nuclear generating stations. It also provides nuclear waste management, ancillary and detritiation services; dimensioning services for nuclear-generating stations and other facilities; and sells heavy water and isotopes. The company trades electricity, financial energy, financial risk management energy products, and energy-related products with counterparties in Ontario and neighboring energy markets. The company is owned by the Province of Ontario. OPG is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.