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A joint venture including SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. SNCAF and Aecon Group Inc. ARE-T has signed a 10-year agreement valued at $1.3 billion to extend the life of four of Bruce Power’s Candu nuclear reactors to 2064.

The work by the Shoreline Power Group which also includes United Engineers and Constructors includes the overhaul of the core reactor components of the Candu units.

Preparatory work is expected to start this year with completion anticipated in 2032.

Aecon says it is the lead partner with a $1-billion share of the contract that will be added to its construction segment backlog in the second quarter of 2023.

SNC-Lavalin says its portion of the contract is valued at about $173 million.

The company’s Canadian nuclear division will provide project management services associated with the reactor refurbishment of units 4, 5, 7 and 8.

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