Local 793 members Brandon Petry and Mackenzie Kouyoumjion are working at the Darlington New Nuclear Project (DNNP) Small Modular Reactor (SMR) site for Aquatech Dewatering Company.

Main site preparation is now underway at the nuclear generating station near Bowmanville, following the completion of early works in February. Work to be completed this year includes constructing the shoring wall ahead of excavating the reactor building, excavating the Unit 1 power block and clearing and grubbing for the three remaining Units. Nuclear construction work is scheduled to begin in 2025.

Once connected to the grid, the four SMRs will generate enough electricity to power 1.2 million homes.

Union members pose next to drill rig
(From left) Local 793 EPSCA Business Representative Paul Marshall joins members Brandon Petry and Mackenzie Kouyoumjion operating a TSi 150CC sonic drill rig for Aquatech Dewatering Company on the SMR project at Darlington Nuclear Generating Station.