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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

CNSC issues the detailed Record of Decision for the renewal of Ontario Power Generation’s Nuclear Power Reactor Operating Licence for the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station

Thursday, January 3, 2019
On December 21, 2018, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) issued the detailed Record of Decision, including the Commission’s reasons for decision for the renewal of Ontario Power Generation Inc.’s (OPG) Nuclear Power Reactor Operating Licence for the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (PNGS). This decision was issued following a two-part public hearing held on April 4, 2018, in Ottawa, Ontario, and from June 25 to 29, 2018, in Pickering, Ontario. On August 8, 2018, the Commission had announced through a Summary Record of Decision its decision to renew OPG’s licence to operate the PNGS from September 1, 2018 until August 31, 2028. The Commission also authorized OPG to operate PNGS Units 5 to 8 up to a maximum of 295,000 equivalent full power hours.

Hatch office expansion in Port Elgin

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Global engineering firm Hatch has moved into a larger facility on Goderich Street in Port Elgin. It will accommodate 25 people, with more room for meeting space.

Bruce Power, Framatome sign MoU for safety-related Life-Extension Program updates

Friday, November 30, 2018
Bruce Power today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Framatome valued at $18.7 million covering a range of innovations and new activities, including operational improvements for its nuclear reactors. These innovative modernizations, planned for Bruce A and Bruce B, are an important component of the facility’s Life-Extension Program, which will allow the plant to continue operating through 2064.  

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries welcomes Bruce Power President and CEO Mike Rencheck as Keynote Speaker at its Awards Lunch & AGM Conference

Thursday, November 29, 2018
November 27, 2018, Ajax Ontario. – The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) held its Annual General Meeting, Awards Lunch and AGM Conference on November 27th at the Ajax Convention Centre in Ajax Ontario. The AGM Conference on "Nuclear Innovation and Medical Isotopes Saving Lives" discussed new technologies for producing a variety of medical isotopes in power reactors as well as in cyclotron facilities in Canada.  

OPG's nuclear stations achieve highest safety ratings

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Darlington and Pickering facilities continue to operate safely

Nuclear Innovation Institute temporary headquarters at OCNI Office in Port Elgin

Monday, November 12, 2018
In a joint statement November 9, Bruce Power and the County of Bruce have announced that they will look for a new site on which to build the Ontario Nuclear Innovative Institute (NII).

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General & Contact
Fax: (905) 839-7085
Our Address
Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries
1550 Kingston Road, Suite 219
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1C3
Membership Enquiries & Support
Fax: (905) 839-7085

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We would like to caution our members not to open suspicious email attachments from OCNI unless the full signature is present. If you are unsure, please forward any emails as attachments to the OCNI office to confirm.

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