Triumph Gear Systems Supplying Key Components for OPG’s Darlington Refurbishment Project - Vibrant Nuclear Supply Chain Creating High Skill Jobs in Ontario

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The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) is proud to congratulate Triumph Gear Systems -Toronto (TGST) for the completion and delivery of the first set of end fittings and shield plugs for the Ontario Power Generation’s Darlington Unit 2 Refurbishment Project

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017, Toronto, Ontario. – The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) is proud to congratulate Triumph Gear Systems -Toronto (TGST) for the completion and delivery of the first set of end fittings and shield plugs for the Ontario Power Generation’s Darlington Unit 2 Refurbishment Project.  These key CANDU reactor fuel channel components were manufactured by TGST under exacting quality standards and specifications. TGST is a part of Triumph Precision Components, a business unit of Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI).

“TGST is a leading example of the many nuclear equipment designers and manufacturers in Ontario,” says Dr. Ron Oberth, OCNI President and CEO. “They’re part of a vibrant nuclear supply chain of companies that create highly skilled jobs supporting Ontario’s nuclear fleet and compete in the worldwide nuclear market.”  

We’ve now completed and are ready to ship the first set of end fittings and shield plugs for the Ontario Power Generation’s Darlington Unit 2 Refurbishment Project.” said Bruce Van Nus, President of Triumph Gear Systems -Toronto. “Our involvement in this project continues our company’s long history of manufacturing for the Canadian nuclear industry. We have provided more than 30,000 nuclear pressure vessel end fittings prior to original build projects, and we are proud to be a major supplier for the refurbishment project.”

Local MPP for York West the Hon. Mario Sergio noted that “I am proud to have a company in my riding that creates skilled and long-term jobs while supporting the safe, reliable, and cost-effective operation of Ontario’s nuclear fleet that powers over 60 percent of Ontario homes, businesses, and hospitals and has helped Ontario have one of the lowest GHG emission electrical grids in North America.”

“Refurbishing Darlington Nuclear is Canada’s largest clean energy project. It’s an investment in clean air, lower energy prices and it creates thousands of high skilled jobs that will drive Ontario’s economy” said Carla Carmichael OPG Vice President Project Assurance and Contract Management. “The Darlington Refurbishment project is boosting Ontario’s Gross Domestic Product by $15 billion and is having significant impacts on the local economies across the province including North York. OPG and our suppliers and partners are working as one team to deliver the project safely, on time and on budget.”

The supply of end fittings and shield plugs for the Darlington Nuclear Retube and Feeder Replacement Project was contracted to Toronto Gear Systems - Toronto by the AECON / SNC-Lavalin Joint Venture. 

“TGST is playing a crucial role in our nuclear technology supply chain by fabricating end fittings and shield plugs to the high-quality standards our customers demand,” said Preston Swafford, Chief Nuclear Officer and Executive Vice-President, Nuclear, for SNC-Lavalin. “Our partnership with suppliers such as TGST continues to demonstrate the entire nuclear industry’s commitment to delivering Canada’s largest clean energy project on-time and on-budget,” said John M. Beck, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aecon Group Inc.

Triumph Gear Systems - Toronto is a leading solution provider of complex machined products, serving the aerospace, nuclear, and industrial sectors. Core capabilities include deep-hole boring, and machining of hard metals and special alloys, as well as fabrication of long, hollow, thin-walled, cylindrical balanced shafts, links and masts including management of material distortion. Products manufactured at the site include nuclear pressure vessel components, engine shafts, thrust links and rotor masts. TGST holds a Certificate of Authorization for Material Organization Manufacturing and Supply issued by Technical Standards and Safety Authority in accordance with Canadian Standards Association N285.0 and their Quality Program is qualified under Z299.2.

Triumph Group, Inc., headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aircraft structures, components, accessories, subassemblies and systems. The company serves a broad, worldwide spectrum of the aviation industry, including original equipment manufacturers of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft and aircraft components, as well as commercial and regional airlines and air cargo carriers.

Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) is an association of more than 200 Canadian suppliers to the nuclear industry that employ more than 12,000 highly skilled and specialized engineers, technologists, and trades people. OCNI companies 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.


For Further Information Contact:

Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries:  Marina Oeyangen, Director of Operations,

Tel: (905) 839 -0073 or (905) 706-5958,


Triumph Group: Michele Long, Senior Director, Corporate Communications,

Tel: (610) 251-1000,

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