Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL)
Multiple Locations, Canada

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Management & Operations

Canadian National Energy Alliance (CNEA), a Fluor consortium, was selected as preferred bidder to manage and operate Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL). CNEA was formed to respond to the Government of Canada's procurement for the management and operation of Canada's nuclear assets owned by the federal Crown corporation Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL).

The contract focuses on three main priorities: addressing AECL's radioactive waste and decommissioning responsibilities, delivering nuclear science and technology that supports the Government of Canada and industry, and revitalizing the Chalk River Laboratories located in Ontario, Canada.

Client's Challenge

​CNL, Canada's premier nuclear science and technology laboratory, offers unique capabilities and solutions across a wide range of industries. CNL is actively involved with industry-driven research and development in the nuclear, transportation, clean technology, energy, defense, security and life sciences sectors, and provides solutions to keep these sectors competitive internationally.

Fluor's Solution

​CNEA brings together the proven leadership and management approaches from Fluor, Jacobs and SNC-Lavalin – the world's leading engineering and technology companies. CNEA manages and operates CNL at multiple locations across Canada, including:​

  • Chalk River Laboratories – Ontario
  • Douglas Point – Ontario
  • NPD – Ontario
  • Port Hope and Clarington – Ontario
  • Whiteshell Laboratories – Manitoba
  • Gentilly 1 – Quebec
  • LaPrade – Quebec
  • Centre for Nuclear Energy Research – New Brunswick

The consortium brings a successful track record and extensive nuclear experience to the decommissioning and clean-up program, ensuring that Canada's world-class nuclear science and technology capabilities continue to grow and are recognized globally.



​CNL continues to benefit from the expertise of Fluor and its consortium members.​​ In April 2020, AECL exercised its option to extend the CNEA contract for an additional four years. CNEA will provide management and operations services through 2026.