PICKERING, ON, June 16 /CNW/ - The Organization of CANDU Industries (OCI)
applauds the government of Ontario's progress on its decision to build new
nuclear power stations in Ontario, especially at this time of hardship in the
province's manufacturing sector.
The government's announcement to build two new nuclear reactors, the
first in 15 years, will mean thousands of new construction jobs and also comes
at a time when Ontario's manufacturing sector has been hard hit with losses.
"The Organization of CANDU Industries would like to congratulate Minister
Phillips for moving forward on the site decision and we are all looking
forward to the day when we can put a shovel in the ground on the next new
build," said OCI President Martyn Wash. "Canadian member companies, located
across Ontario will benefit from job creation from the supply of goods and
services during the construction of a new generating station as well as the 60
years of operation during the station's lifetime."
The Organization of CANDU Industries (OCI) represents 106 Canadian
companies supplying goods & services for CANDU reactors in domestic & export
markets. OCI companies provide engineering services & manufactured components
for the CANDU industry and although it functions separately from design
authorities & utilities, OCI members participates in design, manufacture,
construction & commissioning of CANDU plants.
For further information:
For further information: Martyn R Wash, President, Organization of CANDU
Industries, (905) 269-0852, www.oci-aic.org