MOU promotes stronger ties among Canadian and US nuclear suppliers.
Friday, July 15, 2016
July 15, Pickering, Ontario. The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) is proud to announce the signing last week of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council (USNIC). The MOU was signed by Dr. Ron Oberth, President and CEO of OCI, and by Mr. Robert Wilson, Chairman of USNIC, at the close of the two-day Special Summit on Global Nuclear Energy Markets in Washington, DC on July 12 and 13 organized by USNIC.
The Special Summit on Global Nuclear Energy Markets featured insightful presentations and panel discussions by U.S. and international experts on the opportunities and challenges of working in expanding offshore nuclear markets. Various panels explored global nuclear market drivers, assessed competitive landscapes, reviewed best practices, provided guidance on export controls issues and tackled financing options.
This OCI-USNIC MOU outlines several ways that OCI and USNIC can work together including identifying nuclear project opportunities in the USA, Canada, and other countries on which OCI and USNIC members can bring their complementary capabilities in achieving good project outcomes. The OCI-USNIC MOU will also facilitate collaboration and innovation among Canadian and U.S. nuclear suppliers and research organizations in furthering the development and deployment of advanced reactors and small modular reactors.
“OCI celebrates this MOU signing and looks forward to building a strong working relationship with the U.S. nuclear supply chain community in ensuring that nuclear power plays a key role in combatting climate change while creating quality long term jobs in Canada and the USA” said OCI President Dr. Ron Oberth.
“We look forward to exploring synergies among our U.S. and Canadian suppliers that can be harnessed to promote innovative products and services to the North American nuclear markets as well as to the rapidly expanding nuclear markets in Asia, the Middle East and Europe” noted USNIC Executive Director David Blee.
Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) is an association of more than 180 leading Canadian suppliers to the nuclear industry in Canada and foreign markets. OCI companies design reactors, manufacture major equipment and components, and provide engineering services to CANDU and Light Water Reactor (LWR) plants in offshore markets. For more information, visit www.oci-aic.org
The United States Nuclear Infrastructure Council (USNIC) is the leading U.S. business consortium advocate for new nuclear and promotion of the American supply chain globally. Composed of over eighty companies NIC represents the "Who's Who" of the nuclear supply chain community. For more information visit www.usnic.org
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Dr. Ron Oberth, President and CEO
Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries
905 839 -0073 or 647 407 6081
Mr. Caleb Ward, Director
US Nuclear Infrastructure Council
202 332 8845 or 202 270 1690