Completion of end fitting removal sets the stage for pressure tubes to be pulled. This next work series relies on engineered tooling mounted on the massive Re-tube Tooling Platform inside the vault. The tools are controlled remotely, from the Re-tube Control Centre. This will be the first time the tools will be synchronized to work simultaneously on both reactor faces.
Producing about 20 per cent of the province’s electricity, Darlington Nuclear is one of the best performing and safest nuclear generating stations in the world. Ninety-six per cent of all money spent on refurbishing the power plant is going right back to Ontario-based manufacturers, contractors and other skilled workers, giving the province’s economy a major boost.