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  • Fuel Bundle Production


Fuel Bundle Assembly

At BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada (BWXT NEC) Peterborough, we assemble CANDU® fuel bundles for CANDU® reactors. The natural uranium pellets are produced at our Toronto facility and the zirconium alloy tubes are manufactured at our Arnprior facility. These components are shipped to our Peterborough operation where they are assembled into fuel bundles that meet the stringent requirements of reactor operating conditions. 

The Peterborough facility (along with our Toronto operation) is licensed by Canada’s nuclear regulator, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. BWXT NEC is committed to meeting all its licence requirements. 

More information on our environmental and safety performance can be found in our Annual Compliance Report which is available at nec.bwxt.com/safety.

Fuel Handling and Engineered Solutions

BWXT NEC’s fuel handling and reactor inspection and maintenance tooling and delivery systems, are also designed and manufactured in Peterborough. These highly-engineered systems and tools support refurbishment requirements for reactor defuelling, fuel channel inspection and maintenance, and other reactor operating needs.

Our People

Approximately 420 people work for BWXT NEC in Peterborough in high-tech, manufacturing and administrative positions. Approximately 180 of these employees are engineers in disciplines such as software, metallurgy, mechanical, electrical and systems.

Peterborough Fuel Bundle Fabrication

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