OCI Commends the OPG Darlington Refurbishment Project Team

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) commends Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and its supply chain partners for their meticulous planning of the Darlington Refurbishment Project that moves into execution phase at midnight on October 15.

By OCI News Release
Friday, October 14, 2016

October 14th 2016, Pickering, Ontario. – The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) commends Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and its supply chain partners for their meticulous planning of the Darlington Refurbishment Project that moves into execution phase at midnight on October 15. OCI was proud to participate in today’s kick-off celebration at the Darlington Energy Complex with Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault and other dignitaries.

 “Clean energy from nuclear power will continue to play a major role in Ontario’s future economic and environmental success, thanks in large part to the refurbishment of Darlington and the continued operations of Pickering,” said OPG President and CEO Jeff Lyash. The Darlington station supplies about 20 per cent of Ontario’s electricity at a cost that is lower than other forms of base load generation. Refurbishing the station will ensure this source of clean energy is available for at least another 30 years and will also create significant economic benefits for the province.

Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) continued operation of the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station will take the equivalent of two million cars a year off Ontario’s roads by avoiding significant emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG), according to an independent report released recently.

“Today marks a major milestone in our Canadian Nuclear Industry as Darlington prepares to refurbish the first unit. The Darlington Refurbishment is a good news story for the Province of Ontario, the environment, the economy and for the many small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) that comprise much of Ontario’s nuclear supply chain” said OCI President and CEO Dr. Ron Oberth. “This multi-year project will create thousands of quality and sustainable jobs over the next 15 years and our companies will work collaboratively with OPG in delivering high quality equipment and services to support the on time and on budget refurbishment of the four Darlington reactors” added Ron. Operating Darlington until 2055 will avoid nearly 300 mega tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and will contribute to the Government’s fight against climate change.

The project will also secure 3400 megawatts of clean, reliable, low cost electricity from the Darlington site over the next 40 years and will ensure that Ontario continues to be one of the lowest GHG emitting electricity jurisdictions in the world.

OCI also appreciates that over 95% of the total project spending will be on Ontario goods and services which provides a welcome boost to Ontario’s manufacturing and service sectors.

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) is an association of more than 210 suppliers to the nuclear industry. OCI companies employ more than 12,000 nuclear specialists who design reactors, manufacture major equipment and components, and provide engineering services and support to CANDU nuclear power plants in Canada as well as to CANDU and Light Water Reactor (LWR) plants in offshore markets.

                                                                   

-30-

 

Contact:

Dr. Ron Oberth, President and CEO,

905 839 -0073 or 647 407 6081, ron.oberth@oci-aic.org.

 

Ms. Marina Oeyangen, Director of Operations

905-839 -0073 or 905 706 5958, marina.oeyangen@oci-aic.org

 

Download the PDF Press Release Here

Latest News

Black & McDonald: Part of the Nuclear Industry and Clarington Community

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Black & McDonald Nuclear doesn’t just have its headquarters based in the municipality of Clarington; it’s also very much part of the local community.

Kincardine's CRG Energy and Garneau's Earn 2nd Maclean's and Canadian Business Award

Monday, October 16, 2017

CRG Energy and it's holding company, Garneau Group, are pleased to announce the #57 ranking in the 29th annual PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by Canadian Busines.

Bruce Power supplier ATS expanding Cambridge facility

Thursday, October 12, 2017

ATS is adding a 43,000 sq. ft. expansion to its Cambridge facility in preparation for Bruce Power Major Component Replacement Project. The groundbreaking was held Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.

Bruce Power breaks ground on Kincardine office complex and training facility

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The early stages of construction can now be seen at Bruce Power’s new office complex and training facility on Kincardine’s north end.

BWXT to Open Local Office

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Cambridge based nuclear support company will be a part of Bruce Power's Life Extension Program.

Nuclearelectrica clear to start Cernavoda 1 upgrade

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica SA has received shareholder approval to start upgrading unit 1 of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant, a 650 MWe Candu 6 reactor on which construction started in 1982. An extraordinary general meeting of the Romanian company's shareholders, of which the main one is the Romanian Ministry of Energy, Small and Medium Enterprises, and Business Environment, approved the plan on 28 September.

Contact us for more information. Drop us a line!

General & Contact
Fax: (905) 839-7085
Our Address
Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries
1550 Kingston Road, Suite 219
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1C3
Membership Enquiries & Support
Fax: (905) 839-7085
October 18 9 AM to October 31, 2017 5 PM: OCNI Board Elections 2017
Vote Today