Supplier Readiness



Improve supplier performance on refurbs/large projects


• Workshops to enhance utility-supplier communications

• Supplier training

• Share supplier OPEX


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

Bruce Power Signs Biggest Contract For MCR

Monday, March 19, 2018
Bruce Power has signed a $130-million deal for new steam generators for Unit 6 with a joint venture of three suppliers, AECOM, Framatome and Aecon, known as the Steam Generator Replacement Team.

BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Awarded CA$168 Million Contract Extension for OPG Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing

Monday, March 12, 2018
PETERBOROUGH, Ontario--(Business Wire)--BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) announced today that its subsidiary BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. (BWXT NEC) has been awarded a CA$168 million, five-year contract extension to manufacture fuel for Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Darlington and Pickering nuclear generating stations. The deal extends BWXT NEC’s current fuel manufacturing arrangement with OPG to the end of 2023.

Bruce Power signs Leadership Accord on Gender Diversity

Friday, March 9, 2018
Bruce Power has proudly reinforced its commitment to gender diversity and inclusion. Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO, recently signed the Canadian Electricity Industry Leadership Accord on Gender Diversity, publicly committing to promote the values of diversity and inclusion within their organizations.

Pickering Company Grows to Support Darlington Refurbishment

Friday, March 2, 2018
March 2, 2018, Pickering – At Tetra Tech, staffing levels in the Power Division have more than doubled since 2013, in large part because of its work on the Darlington Refurbishment project with ES Fox and Ontario Power Generation.

Indigenous Relations Supplier Network to connect nuclear partners with communities

Friday, February 23, 2018
TIVERTON, ON – February 22, 2018 – Bruce Power and its supplier partners have created an Indigenous Relations Supplier Network (IRSN) as they look to further strengthen their relationships with local Indigenous communities.

New $30M nuclear contracts could create 40 jobs at BWXT

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
CAMBRIDGE — BWXT Canada Ltd. has landed new contracts worth about $30 million to design and supply heat exchangers for the Bruce nuclear power station, as a long-term refurbishment project continues.

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