Toronto, Canada—Hatch, the Ontario-headquartered global engineering firm, announced today that they have formed the Nuclear Innovation Consortium (NIC) with key partners Veolia and Promation Nuclear to deliver fresh innovation to the nuclear industry. The innovation consortium will have a positive impact with key clients who own major programs such as the ongoing refurbishment programs at Darlington and Bruce Power, or the accelerated revitalization of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories.
Hatch will bring their multi-industry experience and technology-focused solutions to the innovation consortium. With Hatch’s large global reach, the consortium can lean on their multidisciplinary and award-winning engineering and project management skills to solve challenges faced by the nuclear industry.
“The nuclear industry has been putting out the call for innovation to solve some of their toughest challenges. We believe the innovative culture of all three companies together will be able to effectively find solutions that save time and money,” says Amar Jolly, Hatch’s Global Director, Nuclear. “The synergy was clear when Hatch, VNS, and Promation first met to discuss the consortium. We are a team that will bring fresh, smart, and proven solutions that the nuclear industry is seeking.”
The consortium will be fostered by the comprehensive range of innovative technologies, operations, and services for nuclear industry of Veolia’s Nuclear Solutions entity. Veolia’s integrated value chain includes a broad range of expertise, technologies, and services. Currently delivering innovative solutions in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, France, and Japan, Veolia will bring many benefits to the consortium, including their investigation and characterization skills, remote access solutions, and separation technologies.
“We are excited to work with Hatch and Promation Nuclear to bring our global experience in nuclear operations, remediation, and remote access solutions to this nuclear-focused innovation incubator,” said David Campbell, Veolia’s Nuclear Solutions Senior Vice President and a member of the Canadian Nuclear Association Board of Directors. “Our experience suggests that when you have very large capital and labour intensive, multi-year execution construction programs, proven and demonstrated innovations from similar projects around the world can result in large cost and schedule savings.”
As a turnkey tooling solutions provider for nuclear utilities, Promation Nuclear–backed by robust, fully compliant Nuclear QA programs–brings their responsive, pragmatic execution approach to deliver effectiveness in custom solutions and manufacturing to the consortium. Promation Nuclear provides full scope services necessary to research, develop, engineer, test, and build custom tooling solutions.
“Fueled by entrepreneurial passion and spirit, we have successfully built upon the foundations of effectively delivering solutions to the marketplace to satisfy ‘impossible’ challenges,” says Darryl Spector, Vice President and General Manager, Promation Nuclear. “We felt the consortium was a natural fit for Promation. Our agility and get-it-done mindset allows us to enhance Hatch and Veolia’s large global reach to uniquely deliver innovative solutions.”
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