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What is OCNI?

OCNI, The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (formerly, The Organization of CANDU Industries) was incorporated in 1979 by several privately owned Canadian manufacturers and engineering consultants. Its purpose was to promote companies in the Canadian private sector engaged in the supply of goods and services for CANDU and LWR nuclear power plants in domestic and export markets. In doing so, it provided a focal point for industrial collaboration on matters that are of vital importance to its members.

Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) is an association of more than 200 leading Canadian suppliers to the nuclear industry in Canada and the international marketplace. OCNI member companies employ more than 12,000 highly skilled and specialized people in Canada who manufacture major equipment and components and provide engineering services and support for CANDU and other nuclear power plants in Canada and around the world. OCNI companies also work on medical and other safe applications of nuclear technology. OCNI is the leading voice of the Canadian nuclear supply chain and actively promotes the production of safe, clean and reliable nuclear base load electricity as a key part of a balanced electricity generation portfolio in Ontario, Canada’s largest province. OCNI also encourages and supports member companies in taking their unique capabilities and high standards of quality and customer value to offshore nuclear markets through partnerships with local suppliers, power plant designers, nuclear utilities and government agencies.

Promoting Nuclear Power in Ontario, Canada and abroad:

Nuclear Power in Canada: CANDU nuclear generation plants at the Pickering, Bruce and Darlington sites provide more than 50 per cent of electrical energy in Canada’s most populous province, Ontario. Ontario’s' Long Term Energy Plan calls for the refurbishment of existing CANDU units at Darlington and Bruce as well as the construction of new nuclear units at the Darlington Site to maintain a balanced and reliable electricity supply portfolio for the province. CANDU power plants in New Brunswick and Quebec have supplied reliable and carbon-free electricity to provincial grids. Nuclear power projects are being considered in both Saskatchewan and Alberta to help these provinces meet their increasing electricity supply needs while helping to reduce their green house gas emissions.

OCNI Charter

The objects and purpose of the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries are:

to promote a healthy nuclear power industry in Canada, for the benefit of OCNI members. While general terms and conditions of projects may be discussed, no discussions on pricing of specific contracts or products are permitted at any OCNI meeting or function.

OCNI Activities

OCNI has an active Board of Directors that meets 9 times per year including an Annual General Meeting.

Activities include:

  • Media presentations at Queens’s Park
  • MPP Receptions at Queen’s Park
  • MPP Lobby Efforts with all 3 political parties
  • Utilities / Suply Chain Seminars
  • Regular liaison meetings with OPG and Bruce Power and CNL
  • Policy discussions with DFAIT/CNSC & NRCan on export trade (e.g. India)
  • Participation in China at the nuclear trade shows (i.e. NIC 2002 2004)
  • Participation at public hearings such as Ministry of Energy Public forms
  • Regular meetings with NRCan and Industry Canada
  • Communication and collaboration meetings with the CNA/CNS/COG
  • Development and maintenance of an OCI web page
  • Ongoing letters/meetings with Federal Ministers in support of nuclear legislation
  • Participate in the TSSA Advisory Council Meetings
  • Newspaper and Media Interviews to Provide Balanced Information
  • Industry Seminars on topical issues
  • Distribution of member company information at trade shows
  • Annual General Meetings
  • Annual Jack Howett student awards to UNB, McMaster, UOIT and Ecole Polytechnique
  • Supplier’s Day at Candu Energy , AECL NL, OPG and Bruce Power

Becoming a member:

Please complete the appropriate form and return to Marina Oeyangen of OCNI . All memberships must be approved by the Board of Directors.

Latest News

Reevely: How Ontario is getting back into the coal-power business

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ontario taxpayers will soon be part-owners of one of the biggest coal-fired power plants in America west of the Mississippi River, making money off pollution in the U.S. Northwest that would be illegal to emit at home.

 

 

BC Instruments Supplying Key Components for Darlington Refurbishment Project Vibrant Nuclear Supply Chain Creating High Skill Jobs in Ontario

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

BC Instruments Supplying Key Components for Darlington Refurbishment Project Vibrant Nuclear Supply Chain Creating High Skill Jobs in Ontario BC Instruments Supplying Key Components for Darlington Refurbishment Project Vibrant Nuclear Supply Chain Creating High Skill Jobs in Ontario 

BCI President Roger Conzelmann accepting the “OCNI Special Achievement Award” from Ron Oberth at BCI’s Schomberg plant during an event on July 18 to recognize BCI’s performance in support of the Darlington Retube and Feeder Replacement Project.

Construction of two Korean reactors put on hold

Monday, July 17, 2017

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) has decided to temporarily suspend construction of units 5 and 6 at the Shin Kori nuclear power plant in south-eastern Korea. The move comes two weeks after South Korean President Moon Jae-in issued an administrative order to halt construction of the reactors.

Moltex Energy Appoints Deloitte to Support their Canadian Deployment Programme

Friday, July 14, 2017

Moltex Energy, a leading technology company set up to commercialise its breakthrough molten salt reactor design, has appointed Deloitte to help secure the next round of development funding needed to take the Stable Salt Reactor (SSR) design through the initial pre-licensing review.

EDF confirms Flamanville EPR start-up schedule

Thursday, July 13, 2017

French utility EDF has said the EPR unit under construction at its Flamanville site in France will be connected to the grid in May 2019 and reach full power in November 2019. The dates are in line with the timetable for Flamanville 3 it gave in September 2015.

Bruce Power, Hatch, partner for the long-term

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hatch, the Ontario-headquartered global engineering firm, and Bruce Power, supplier of 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity at 30% less than the average cost to generate residential power, today announced that they have entered into a long-term service agreement.

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