Member Connection

CONNECTION

5         Supplier Days
5         Networking events
3         OCNI/Utility Innovation Workshops
10+     Charity and Regional Economic Development Events

Strategy:

Differentiator = OCNI Membership

Tactics:

• Organize workshops for suppliers to present solutions to utilities

• Link Tier 1 members with Tier 2/3 members

Outcomes:

Strong linkage between Canadian utility customers and OCNI companies

OCNI helps member companies engage with utility customers as well as the national nuclear laboratory & CANDU design authority

OCNI organized supplier events over the year at Bruce Power, Chalk River and for the first-time separate events at the Pickering Site and at the Darlington Energy Complex. While weather gave us challenges at the Pickering and Darlington shows – our members persevered and spoke with a steady stream of operations, maintenance, engineering and procurement staff from Pickering, Darlington Site, and Darlington Refurbishment project.

The Pickering, Darlington trade shows were preceded by workshops on innovative technologies that OPG is seeking to deploy to improve maintenance practices and reduce costs.  The Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Workshop gave an outline of CNL’s major projects and provided a roadmap on how suppliers should work with the Procurement Department.

OCNI formed a Customer Engagement Committee this year to assist SME’s in understanding better understanding the process and qualifications required to get on utility Approved Vendors List. The Committee also has a mandate to create venues through which SME’s can present their new technology innovations to utility staff.

Our Golf tournament, one week before Canada’s 150 Birthday, enabled more casual supplier-customer networking on the links. We also fittingly celebrated the epic 1972 Canada-Russia hockey series with legend Paul Henderson of Team Canada.  

Our Christmas Lunch reminds us that business and friendship go hand in hand. OCNI made a donation to help those less fortunate through the Salvation Army.

 

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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