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

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries establishes the Martyn Wash Memorial Scholarships for Nuclear Engineering Students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Thursday, May 17, 2018
May 17, 2018 Pickering, Ontario. – The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) is pleased to announce the creation of the Martyn Wash Memorial Scholarships for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year nuclear engineering students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). The Scholarships will be awarded annually beginning in the 2018/19 academic year to two students in the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (FESNS) based on their academic performance.

Bruce Power, County of Bruce announce Ontario’s Nuclear Innovation Institute

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Bruce Power and the County of Bruce have partnered to establish the Ontario Nuclear Innovation Institute as an international centre of excellence for applied research and training.

CNL Opens National Innovation Centre for Cybersecurity

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, is pleased to announce that it has cut the ribbon on its National Innovation Centre for Cybersecurity at Knowledge Park in Fredericton, NB, officially opening the doors on a brand new, multi-million dollar research facility that represents a major addition to Canada’s national cyber security capabilities. A number of local dignitaries and elected officials joined the Honourable Brian Gallant, Premier of New Brunswick, to celebrate the new centre, which joins a growing list of facilities and investments that are transforming the province into a cyber security research and innovation hub.

L3 MAPPS to Expand Tihange 1 Simulator for Long Term Operation

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
L3 MAPPS announced today that it has won a contract from ENGIE Electrabel to upgrade the Tihange Unit 1 full scope operator training simulator. The original simulator, developed by L3 MAPPS in cooperation with Tractebel ENGIE, was declared Ready For Training on March 4, 2016. The expansion project involves several modifications, and the upgraded simulator is expected to be in service in the second quarter of 2019.

Bruce Power Donates $76K To Mental Health

Monday, May 14, 2018
Bruce Power donated $76,000 to local mental health initiatives that will support community members who live with mental illnesses.

Macfab showcases satellite components at 4S Symposium

Friday, May 11, 2018
Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, will be exhibiting at the 4S Symposium, May 28 – June 1, in Sorrento, Italy. The 4S (Small Satellites, Systems and Services) Symposium is jointly organized with the ESA (European Space Agency) and CNES (French Space Agency). This year’s event is being held in cooperation with two other major small sat conferences: the Small Satellites Conference (AIAA/USU) and the Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation (IAA/DLR).

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