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Commercial Nuclear Fuel


As the demand for electricity increases throughout the world, Canada Deuterium Uranium (CANDU®) nuclear reactor operators can rely on the fuel manufactured by BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. (BWXT NEC). Our superior manufacturing practices ensure the highest levels of quality and reliability.

Produced at manufacturing facilities in Peterborough, Toronto and Arnprior, Ontario, BWXT NEC has supplied nuclear fuel bundles to the growing family of CANDU® stations since the early 1950s. BWXT NEC continues to actively participate in the design and development of CANDU® fuel and has supplied over half a million fuel bundles for reactors.

Utilizing state-of-the-art automated manufacturing and inspection technology, BWXT NEC offers the optimum product quality, traceability and responsiveness demanded by our nuclear customers. 

Our manufacturing and design practices are aimed at meeting our customers' needs. We continually strive to improve our processes and produce quality by leveraging programs such as Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing, to meet the stringent requirements of reactor operating conditions. We are confident that our fuel options will provide the high quality and reliability that today's CANDU® operators seek.


Fuel Pellet

BWXT is able to produce fuel types to service the various CANDU® reactors operating today. Our current offering includes:

  • CANDU® 37e regular
  • CANDU® 37e long
  • CANDU® 37e C6
  • CANDU® 28e

We are working on the next generation of CANDU® fuel, CANAFLEX™ 43e, for the newly designed Advanced CANDU® Reactor (ACR)

We also have the capability to supply other organizations with the fuel-manufacturing technology and equipment necessary to establish CANDU® fuel manufacturing products.