OCNI / Bruce Power IRSN office opening in Port Elgin

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries Secures Office Space in Bruce County
January 12, 2018, Bruce County, Ontario.

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) announced today that it has secured space for a satellite office at 625 Goderich St., Port Elgin.

OCNI is an association with more than 240 member suppliers to the nuclear industry in Canada and in offshore markets.

The new office will support OCNI member companies in fostering stronger working relationships with Bruce Power and its employees who provide services to Bruce Power’s ongoing operations, Life-Extension Program, and site infrastructure investments.

“We are pleased to see OCNI establish a local presence to support Bruce Power’s robust local supply network,” said James Scongack, Bruce Power’s Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Environment. “The local OCNI office will enhance our Economic Development and Innovation Initiative by connecting OCNI member companies to leverage their unique technologies and capabilities in support of our Life-Extension Program and ongoing operations to 2064.”

OCNI’s Port Elgin office will also provide meeting space where member companies can collaborate to offer innovative solutions to Bruce Power’s operational and Major Component Replacement (MCR) Project opportunities, said Ron Oberth, OCNI’s President and CEO.

“OCNI suppliers will continue to play a major role in supporting the upcoming generation of clean, reliable and low-cost power at the Bruce site for the next 50 years,” Oberth said. “Our members also want to contribute to regional economic development, local job creation and investment by helping to create innovation clusters that encourage cross fertilization of ideas and inventions.”

Paul Eagleson, Bruce County’s Warden, welcome OCNI to the community. “On behalf of the region, I congratulate OCNI for its expansion of services into our communities,” the Warden said. “Connecting suppliers with each other and local community leaders is a great step in us reaching our goal of establishing a nuclear energy economic hub in the region.”

About the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI)

OCNI is an association of 240 suppliers to the nuclear industry in Canada and abroad 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. More information on OCNI can be found at www.OCNI.ca.
About the Economic Development and Innovation Initiative In 2016, Bruce Power and the County of Bruce launched a regional economic development initiative to facilitate the expansion of Bruce Power Suppliers into the region. This initiative was in response to Bruce Power’s multi-billion dollar, multi-year Life Extension Program. More information on the initiative can be found at www.brucepower.com/suppliers.

About Bruce Power

Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power to families and businesses across the province. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Learn more at www.brucepower.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

For more information contact:

Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries- Alison Fernandes, 416-618-0024, alison.fernandes@ocni.ca or Ron Oberth, 905 839 -0073, ron.oberth@ocni.ca.
Bruce Power – John Peevers – 519-361-6583 – john.peevers@brucepower.com
County of Bruce – Stellina Williams – 519-901-2749 – swilliams@brucecounty.on.ca