About OCNI

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

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries establishes the Martyn Wash Memorial Scholarships for Nuclear Engineering Students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Thursday, May 17, 2018
May 17, 2018 Pickering, Ontario. – The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) is pleased to announce the creation of the Martyn Wash Memorial Scholarships for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year nuclear engineering students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). The Scholarships will be awarded annually beginning in the 2018/19 academic year to two students in the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (FESNS) based on their academic performance.

Bruce Power, County of Bruce announce Ontario’s Nuclear Innovation Institute

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Bruce Power and the County of Bruce have partnered to establish the Ontario Nuclear Innovation Institute as an international centre of excellence for applied research and training.

CNL Opens National Innovation Centre for Cybersecurity

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, is pleased to announce that it has cut the ribbon on its National Innovation Centre for Cybersecurity at Knowledge Park in Fredericton, NB, officially opening the doors on a brand new, multi-million dollar research facility that represents a major addition to Canada’s national cyber security capabilities. A number of local dignitaries and elected officials joined the Honourable Brian Gallant, Premier of New Brunswick, to celebrate the new centre, which joins a growing list of facilities and investments that are transforming the province into a cyber security research and innovation hub.

L3 MAPPS to Expand Tihange 1 Simulator for Long Term Operation

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
L3 MAPPS announced today that it has won a contract from ENGIE Electrabel to upgrade the Tihange Unit 1 full scope operator training simulator. The original simulator, developed by L3 MAPPS in cooperation with Tractebel ENGIE, was declared Ready For Training on March 4, 2016. The expansion project involves several modifications, and the upgraded simulator is expected to be in service in the second quarter of 2019.

Bruce Power Donates $76K To Mental Health

Monday, May 14, 2018
Bruce Power donated $76,000 to local mental health initiatives that will support community members who live with mental illnesses.

Macfab showcases satellite components at 4S Symposium

Friday, May 11, 2018
Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, will be exhibiting at the 4S Symposium, May 28 – June 1, in Sorrento, Italy. The 4S (Small Satellites, Systems and Services) Symposium is jointly organized with the ESA (European Space Agency) and CNES (French Space Agency). This year’s event is being held in cooperation with two other major small sat conferences: the Small Satellites Conference (AIAA/USU) and the Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation (IAA/DLR).

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Fax: (905) 839-7085
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Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries
1550 Kingston Road, Suite 219
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1C3
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