Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has commenced the $12.8bn refurbishment work at the 3,500MW Darlington nuclear generating station located in Clarington, Canada. Commissioned in early 1990’s, the Darlington station generates electricity required to meet approximately 20% of the province’s electricity needs. The 10-year refurbishment project involves removal, replacement and repairing of critical components which include the fuel channels, calandria tubes and feeders, steam generators, turbine generators, fuel handling systems and other ancillary plant equipment in each of the four reactors at the power plant. Each of the four reactors of the Darlington station will be taken out of service to allow for the replacement of fuel channels, feeder pipes, calandria tubes and end fittings.
Energy Business Review 17th Oct 2016 read more »