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

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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