Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station Refurbishment

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Ranking for 2012: 13

Industry Sector: Energy

Specific Sector: Nuclear

Range: $1 billion - $5 billion

Project Value: $2,400,000,000

Government Funds Involved: N/A

Funding Source: Public

Location: Point Lepreau, New Brunswick

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2012


The Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station is the first CANDU-6 reactor to undergo a refurbishment involving the installation of the new calandria tubes in the reactor vessel. Last year this project ranked 18 on the Top 100 list at $1.4 billion. However, due to $1 billion worth of cost overruns, it has moved up several spots to number 13 on this year’s list. The revised timetable has completion targeted for fall 2012.


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