Our Organization

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI)

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI), is the leading and trusted voice of the Canadian nuclear supply chain actively promoting the production of safe, clean and reliable nuclear electricity. Founded in 1979, OCNI is an association of more than 200 leading Canadian suppliers to the nuclear industry in Canada and abroad.

OCNI member companies collectively employ more than 12,000 highly skilled and specialized people who manufacture major equipment and components and provide engineering services and support to the 19 operating CANDU nuclear power plants in Canada as well as to CANDU and LWR plants in offshore markets. OCNI companies also work on medical and other safe applications of nuclear technology. Nuclear Power provides more than 50% of electrical energy in Ontario and contributes over $6.6 B/year to the Canadian economy with export sales over $1.2 B per annum. Canada is the world’s second largest producer of uranium at 10,000 tonnes/year.

OCNI also advocates for the continued production of nuclear electricity in New Brunswick and encourages the use of nuclear energy in Western Canada.

 


Vision

OCNI’s vision is to lead and strengthen a thriving Canadian nuclear supply chain 

Mission

OCNI’s mission is to promote the Canadian nuclear industry for the benefit of its members and by offering services that enable members to be successful in the domestic and global nuclear industry.


 

OCNI supports the Canadian Nuclear Industry by:

  • Participating in CNSC public hearings on utility license applications
  • Participating in a nuclear industry leadership group that has developed a compelling long term vision for the Canadian nuclear industry and undertaking initiatives that can help achieve this vision;
  • Collaborating with nuclear industry associations such as the CNA, COG, UNENE, CNS, WIN and NAYGN;
  • Advocating for the Canadian nuclear industry in newspaper and media interviews:
  • Presenting the Annual OCI Jack Howett awards to deserving nuclear engineering and science students at McMaster, UOIT and UNB.
  • Enabling select high school students to participate in the Deep River Science Academy summer program

 

OCNI Member Benefits:

  • Participate in supplier events with nuclear utilities and meet with utility supply chain and engineering staff
  • Participate in utility workshops that assist companies better understand utility procurement requirements
  • Attend information sessions at federal and provincial levels with all political parties, Queen’s Park day, etc;
  • Participate in Canadian international nuclear trade missions to target markets; with support of Ontario and federal governments;
  • Company profile in the Canadian Nuclear Suppliers directory and on the OCNI website.

 

OCNI Member Events

OCNI organizes annual Supplier Day events with key customers such as the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Ontario Power Generation, Bruce Power, SNC Lavalin/Candu Energy and Westinghouse Electric (Cranberry, PA) to enable member companies to showcase and discuss their products and services with engineers and procurement specialists in these organizations.

OCNI also hosts technical and business seminars on topics of current relevance to member companies. These seminars expose member companies to potential new market opportunities and provide insights to emerging supply chain trends. In addition, the Supplier Days and Seminars create networking opportunities that often lead to supplier collaboration and joint ventures.

Trade Missions

OCNI is planning trade missions over the next 12 to 18 months to various target markets, with funding assistance from DFAIT – GOA program. Trade Missions, both incoming and outgoing, assist member companies in expanding their opportunities in the global nuclear market.

Target Markets

South Korea

Romania

Argentina

China

India

UK

USA

UAE

 

2016 Member Survey Results:

In 2016, the OCNI Office sent out a survey to members to hear their views on how OCNI can best serve their needs. The member feedback on our events and services was very important to OCNI to planning the next fiscal year and Business Plan.

The Survey Results can be found Here.

 

For Membership Services, please Contact:

Marina Oeyangen,
Director of Operations
phone: 905-839-0073
email marina.oeyangen@ocni.ca.

Latest News

Curtiss-Wright Nuclear Canada (CNWC): Company finds new opportunities in Ontario thanks to Darlington Refurbishment

Friday, December 15, 2017
Curtiss-Wright has been supporting the nuclear industry in Canada since 1980, but it was only shortly after Ontario Power Generation confirmed plans to refurbish its reactors at Darlington Nuclear that the international company established a division in Newmarket, Curtiss-Wright Nuclear Canada to better serve its clients.

Gowling WLG Advises on Landmark Rosatom El Dabaa Nuclear Power Project

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Gowling WLG has served as the legal adviser on one of the largest new-build nuclear power construction projects in the world: the El Dabaa project in Egypt, worth more than US$30 billion.

Bruce Power Contracts Major Industry Suppliers for Steam Generator Replacement Project

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
A fully integrated joint venture formed among AECOM, Aecon and AREVA NP – the Steam Generator Replacement Team (SGRT) – today signed a contract valued at more than $130 million to replace steam generators at Unit 6 of the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station in Ontario, Canada.

Another Bruce Power Partner Opens Facility In Bruce County

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Toronto-based Kinectrics has opened the 37,000 sq ft facility it purchased this past summer in the Bruce Energy Centre, near the Bruce Power site in Tiverton.

Decommissioning of Candu protoype moves forward

Monday, December 4, 2017
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has extended the deadline for public comments on Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' draft Environmental Impact Statement for decommissioning the country's first ever nuclear power reactor by two weeks to 13 February. The Nuclear Power Demonstration reactor was the prototype for the Candu reactor design.

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries welcomes OPG CEO & President Jeff Lyash as keynote speaker at its AGM Lunch

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) held its Annual General Meeting and AGM Lunch on November 29 at the Ajax Convention Centre.

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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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