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

Nuclear Refurbishment Provides Platform for Local Partnership

Friday, September 15, 2017

Brotech Precision CNC Inc. and Georgian College working together to train next generation of skilled worker

Loyalist opens nuclear classroom in downtown Port Hope

Friday, September 15, 2017

In the community that Northumberland-Peterborough South MP Kim Rudd has termed the epicentre of nuclear innovation in this country, what better location for the new Loyalist College nuclear program.

SNC-Lavalin awarded $45 million in contracts to support Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program and reactor operations

Thursday, September 14, 2017

SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is pleased to announce it was awarded $45 million worth of contracts from February to June 2017 from Bruce Power to support its operational objectives.

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories receives OCNI Special Achievement Award

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Canada’s national nuclear laboratory recognized by Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries for world-class nuclear science and technology, site revitalization

Nuclear units weather Hurricane Irma

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Two nuclear units at St Lucie were able to continue operating as Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. One unit at Turkey Point was shut down as a precaution in advance of the storm as nuclear operators and regulators put storm preparation procedures into action, while the other shut down automatically because of a valve-related issue.

Hurricane Harvey Makes The Case For Nuclear Power

Thursday, September 7, 2017

‘The South Texas Project reactors have been operating safely throughout Harvey and continue to do so,’ NRC spokesman Scott Burnell said.

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1550 Kingston Road, Suite 219
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1C3
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