About This Organization
BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada’s (BWXT NEC) Peterborough operation produces CANDU® fuel bundles for CANDU® reactors. The natural uranium pellets are produced at BWXT NEC’s Toronto facility and the zirconium alloy tubes are manufactured at its Arnprior facility. These components are shipped to the Peterborough operation where they are assembled into fuel bundles that meet the stringent requirements of reactor operating conditions. The workers assembling the fuel bundles are members of UNIFOR 524
The Peterborough facility (along with the Toronto operation) is licensed by Canada’s nuclear regulator, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.
BWXT NEC’s fuel handling and reactor inspection and maintenance tooling and delivery systems, are also designed and manufactured in Peterborough. These highly-engineered systems and tools support refurbishment requirements for reactor defueling, fuel channel inspection and maintenance, and other reactor operating needs. The workers in this section are represented by UNIFOR 599-O & IFPTE local 60