Poised for Growth in the Candu® Nuclear Power Market
100% of Laker’s business is in the Candu® nuclear power sector. To handle in-house orders for Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG’s) Retube and Feeder Replacement (RFR) project and to prepare for ongoing plant life extension projects in Ontario over the next 15 years as well as upcoming new-build projects in Argentina, Romania, China and the UK, Laker has purchased a second 65,000 sf. ft. manufacturing facility and tripled its machining capacity. Recent equipment purchases include a third new Zeiss scanning CMM with a 4.2 m bed and a new Tacchi deep hole drilling/bottle boring machine. Plant 1 will continue to produce smaller components and Plant 2 will specifically manufacture longer items, including Candu® Fuel Channel End Fittings and Liners.
In the fall of 2015, a new Shutoff and Adjuster Drive testing tower (63 ft in height) will be constructed at Plant 2, positioning Laker as the only manufacturer qualified to build and test these critical reactor components.
We clearly understand the complexities and mission-critical nature of the industry we serve, and we meet our commitment to quality and delivery on every order.