Bruce Nuclear Generating Station is located in Ontario, Canada. The power station is built on the east bank of Lake Huron. It is the largest nuclear power plant in Canada. And it is one of the top 10 largest nuclear power plants in the world.
The nuclear power plant covers an area of 932 hectares (2300 acres) and has more than 4,000 workers. Its construction began in 1969. The first reactor became operational on September 1, 1977.
The Bruce Nuclear Generating Station with an installed capacity of 6,430 MW has a total of 8 reactors. The 8 reactors are divided into 2 factories, Bruce A and Bruce B, each with 4 reactors.
It total cost bout $7.8 billion CAD. Of which Bruce A cost $1.8 billion CAD, Bruce B cost $6 billion CAD.
Bruce A and Bruce B
The 8 reactors of Bruce Nuclear Generating Station are divided into 2 parts, Bruce A and Bruce B.
Each reactor is located in a reinforced concrete containment vessel, driving 8 steam generators. The steam generators are 12 m high and weigh 100 tons each.
Each plant uses three tankers. These four tankers are shared among the four reactors. They move in pipes that pass through the solid rock below the reactors and traverse the entire plant. The pipeline is part of the pressure relief system and is connected to the vacuum building.
Each reactor has its own turbine generator set, in which one high-pressure turbine and three low-pressure turbines drive a generator. The turbine hall of each plant is about 400 m long and accommodates four turbine generator sets. The cooling water is taken from Lake Huron.
Bruce Nuclear Generating Station Data
- North America
- In use
- Kincardine, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada
- Ontario Power Generation (OPG)
- Bruce Power
- $1.8 billion CAD (A station) $6 billion CAD (B station)
- Jun-01, 1971
- Sep-01, 1977
- Installed capacity
- 6430 MW
- Units operational
- 4 × 830 MW (gross) 3 × 872 MW (gross) 1 × 891 MW (gross)
- Reactor type
- CANDU PHWR
- Reactor supplier
- Cooling source
- Lake Huron
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