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

L3 MAPPS to Support Terrestrial Energy With Advanced Reactor Technology Development

Thursday, July 19, 2018
L3 MAPPS and Terrestrial Energy announced today that they have signed an agreement to develop real-time simulation for Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR), a Generation IV advanced nuclear power plant.

Moltex Energy signs agreement for first deployment of its SSR-W nuclear reactor in New Brunswick

Friday, July 13, 2018
Moltex is delighted to announce that it has also been selected by New Brunswick Energy Solutions Corporation and New Brunswick Power to progress development of its SSR-W (Stable Salt Reactor - Wasteburner) technology in New Brunswick, with the aim of deploying its first SSR-W at the Point Lepreau nuclear reactor site before 2030. 

BWXT SIGNS MEDICAL ISOTOPE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH BRUCE POWER

Thursday, July 12, 2018
(LYNCHBURG, Va. – July 12, 2018) – BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) announced today that a subsidiary has signed an agreement with Bruce Power that will enable the two companies to collaborate on the development and supply of medical isotopes.

Bruce Power and Rolls-Royce expand digital partnership

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
In a move that supports Bruce Power’s vision of providing reliable electricity to Ontario until 2064, Rolls-Royce has signed a memorandum of understanding to be Bruce Power’s digital partner. This new agreement expands the two companies’ current T-104 program, which has exceeded its value delivery targets since starting in 2017. Rolls-Royce and Bruce Power will now collaborate more deeply to blend their skills and use leading industrial technologies to improve the reliability and cost effectiveness of maintenance at Bruce Power’s eight Ontario units.

ATS lands $60 million in new Bruce Power orders

Friday, June 29, 2018
CAMBRIDGE — ATS Automation Tooling Systems has landed a $60-million contract for specialized tools destined for the Bruce Power refurbishment project.

Clarington’s Darlington Nuclear to be new source of life-saving medical isotope

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Darlington will ensure supply of critical medical isotope used for diagnostic and medical treatments

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