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Electricity: Darlington nuclear refurbishment proceeding

Read more for updates from Ontario Power Generation on these important developments for electricity supply in Ontario


HAPPENING NOW

OPG’s Darlington Refurbishment Reaches Important Milestone

The Darlington Refurbishment project remains on schedule and on budget, and has now moved into the next work segment after the safe and successful separation of the Unit 2 nuclear reactor from operating units and containment at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station.

The next phase in the project involves reactor disassembly, which includes removing fuel handling equipment, installing a tooling work platform, and the removal of 960 feeder pipes.

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What’s Involved: Islanding a Nuclear Reactor

The separation of a nuclear reactor from the rest of a power plant – a process known as islanding – requires detailed planning and preparation, as well as the collaboration of a large team of industry experts.

Bert Boston, Islanding Manager on the Darlington Refurbishment project, describes what was involved in islanding the Unit 2 reactor from the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station.

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February 2017 Project Performance Report

The Darlington Refurbishment project’s February 2017 Key Performance Indicators show that Unit 2 refurbishment is on schedule, on budget and that quality of work remains high.

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BUILDING MOMENTUM

Click the image above to watch a video on how the Darlington Refurbishment project is building momentum.

What’s the Impact of Refurbishing Darlington Nuclear?

It’s 14,000 jobs each year for companies across Ontario and 30 more years of clean energy. That’s the message in the new public awareness TV campaign – with a spotlight on OPG’s mock-up nuclear reactor – about the benefits of refurbishing the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station.

Watch here


POWERING SUCCESS

Our People: Interview with Karen Fritz

“Just about every skilled trade is needed for refurbishment,” says Karen Fritz, a Director of Unit Outage working on the Darlington Refurbishment project.

Read the interview