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    OPG Opens Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability

  • Oct 23, 2020

    Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is celebrating the official opening of its Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability (CCNS) located in Durham Region, Ontario's nuclear capital. This world-class facility will attract skilled jobs, innovative businesses and economic development to the Durham region as well as advance solutions for minimizing nuclear materials and recycling clean materials.

    With participation from the wider industry, the Centre will operate as a hub to:

    • leverage and coordinate Ontario's vast talents and competencies to make Canada a world leader in nuclear decommissioning
    • advance innovative solutions for nuclear materials, with a continuing emphasis on minimizing the environmental footprint by reducing volumes, and diverting and recycling clean materials
    • stimulate economic growth in Ontario using cross collaboration between organizations that will lead to the launch of projects and research and development opportunities
    • collaborate by forming partnerships with the industry, community, local businesses, academia and Indigenous communities, as well as interprovincial and international organizations to discover research, development and export opportunities for innovative nuclear energy solutions

    As owner of the largest CANDU reactor fleet in Canada, OPG has a unique ability to harness and consolidate activities across the nuclear industry to provide sustainable solutions for the nuclear lifecycle.

    The CCNS is looking forward to collaborating with the City of Pickering, Town of Ajax, Region of Durham and a wide array of other community and industry partners including the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries, CANDU Owners Group, and academic institutions such as Ontario Tech University, Durham College and the University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE).

    The CCNS also welcomes its Ambassador Partners who will collaborate and share innovation space at the Centre: Kinectrics, Energy Solutions and SNC-Lavalin.

    Collaboration efforts at the Centre also include Industry Catalyst Partners who are committed to supporting innovative and sustainable solutions for the nuclear industry. Industry Catalyst Partners to date are: Aecon, Aecom, Alithya, ATS Automation, Black and McDonald, BWXT Canada Ltd, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Cavendish, E.S. Fox, Fluor, Framatome, Hatch, Laurentis, Nuclear Promise X, Nuvia, Promation and Westinghouse.

    OPG is a climate change leader and the largest clean electricity generator in the province, providing more than half of the power Ontarians rely on every day. It is also one of the most diverse generators in North America, with expertise in nuclear, hydroelectric, biomass, solar and natural gas technologies.

    SOURCE: Ontario Power Generation Inc.