The blue line shows the route across the Atlantic Ocean to the facility in Sweden. Inset: Road transport to the Public Port of Owen Sound.Bruce Power has created a Transportation Plan to ensure the safe and efficient transport of 16 steam generators from Canada to Sweden. Our plan has been reviewed by a number of experts and will be approved by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) before a license is granted.
Bruce Power’s Transportation Plan consists of the following steps:
- Road Transportation of each of the steam generators by truck and trailer from the Bruce Power site to the Public Port of Owen Sound.
- On arrival at Owen Sound, each steam generator will be loaded directly onto the ship. Loading is expected to take three to four weeks.
- Once all 16 steam generators are loaded, the ship will travel the Great Lakes (including Lake Huron, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario), the St. Lawrence Seaway (including the Welland Canal) and the St. Lawrence River to the Atlantic Ocean.
- On arriving at Studsvik’s harbour in Sweden the steam generators will be offloaded and moved into the recycling facility for processing.
- The 10% of the steam generator material that cannot be recycled will be returned to Canada as low level waste using the established road and marine transportation network