Supplier Readiness

READINESS

Strategy:

Improve supplier performance on refurbs/large projects

Tactics:

• Workshops to enhance utility-supplier communications

• Supplier training

• Share supplier OPEX

Outcomes:

Refurbishment and other large projects are successful

OCNI organizes workshops to address both technical and process issues that help member companies understand and acquire the skills and quality programs demanded by utility customers, the national nuclear laboratory and EPC contractors.

Both Bruce Power and OPG are planning to include requirements in contract documents that suppliers must have a Human Performance (HU) programs. OCNI and COG are collaborating in developing training programs that translate utility “safety culture” principles to a supplier environment.  To meet this need a training package was prepared by CNS and tested with an OCNI supplier in September. More work needs to be done to ensure that training modules align with utility expectations of supplier programs.

Under leadership of the Education and Skills Development Committee, OCNI undertook four initiatives to help ensure a robust supply of skilled trades people to support 10 refurb/MCR projects: 1) hosted an OCNI Booth at Skills Ontario Competition (May 1-2) and produced a short  video that encourages young people to pursue careers in skilled trades; 2) organized a Skills Development Session at the CANDU Maintenance and Nuclear Components Conference (October 1-4); 3) Co-sponsored  (with CNS) a Nuclear Jobs Fair at UOIT on Saturday October 21; 4) participated on Curriculum Committees at the four colleges at which OCNI is funding student  bursary programs.  

OCNI also sponsored a Decommissioning Workshop to help OCNI members understand and prepare for pending domestic and offshore nuclear decommissioning projects.

Latest News

OCNI Commends OPG on their successful milestone on the Darlington Unit 2 Refurbishment

Friday, September 21, 2018
September 19, 2018, Pickering, Ontario. – The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) congratulates the OPG Darlington Refurbishment team on successfully passing the half-way mark on the Unit 2 Darlington Refurbishment Project, with 65 per cent of the work completed and safely executed.

ATS Receives New Automation Systems Order Booking in the Electric Vehicle Market

Friday, September 14, 2018
Cambridge, Ontario (September 12, 2018): ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (TSX: ATA) (“ATS” or the “Company”) today announced it has received an Order Booking from a global automotive manufacturer for a fully automated battery assembly system.

ATS TO ACQUIRE KMW TO STRENGTHEN ITS POSITION IN THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) MARKET

Friday, September 14, 2018

ATS and Bruce Power Celebrate Grand Opening of Advanced Automation Testing Facility

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (TSX: ATA) (“ATS” or the “Company”) an industry-leading automation solutions provider and Bruce Power held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the Major Component Replacement (MCR) Integration testing facility on the ATS Cambridge campus. The ceremony took place Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 10:00 AM EST at ATS’ headquarters in Cambridge, Ontario.

A Report on Canada's Largest Clean Energy Project Darlington Refurbishment

Friday, August 31, 2018
Download A Report on Canada's Largest Clean Energy Project Darlington Refurbishment

CDI parent company Holtec signs Purchase and Sale Agreement with Entergy Corp; CDI (a jointly owned company by Holtec and SNC-Lavalin) finalizing contracts for decommissioning two US nuclear power plants

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
MONTREAL: August 1, 2018 - Comprehensive Decommissioning International, LLC (CDI), a joint company of SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) and Holtec International, is finalizing specific contract details with Holtec Decommissioning International, Inc. to enter into two discrete multi-year nuclear decommissioning contracts, each worth hundreds of millions of dollars

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