Aecon, E.S. Fox Partner To Fabricate Steel Parts For Ontario Power Generation’s Darlington New Nuclear Project

Aecon has announced a partnership with E.S. Fox Limited to advance innovative modular fabrication supporting the delivery of North America’s first grid-scale Small Modular Reactor (SMR) through Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG’s) Darlington New Nuclear Project (DNNP).

Aecon is the provider of all construction services for the DNNP, including project management, construction planning, and execution as part of an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) partnership with OPG, GE Hitachi, and SNC-Lavalin.

E.S. Fox is currently completing early site preparation work at the DNNP location.

Aecon has formed a subsequent teaming agreement with E.S. Fox to jointly fabricate steel components offsite at Aecon’s fabrication facility in Cambridge and E.S. Fox’s Port Robinson facility. These components will be welded into sub-assemblies and shipped to the DNNP project site, where they will be built into larger modules on-site and used to construct the primary steel structure of the reactor building. Leveraging a modular approach to help build the BWRX-300 SMR, a new class of nuclear reactor, will contribute to achieving reduced construction costs.

Courtesy of Aecon.

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