Ontario Power Generation Hires Executive for New Nuclear Construction Signalling Progress for Nuclear New Build In Canada

    OTTAWA, Jan. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA)
welcomes this week's announcement that Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has
hired Albert Sweetnam as Executive Vice President New Nuclear at Darlington
effective January 19, 2009.
    "This senior appointment sends a strong signal that Infrastructure
Ontario's Request for Proposal process is well underway and that OPG is taking
the necessary steps to prepare for setting up its project management team that
will deliver the next new nuclear reactors in Ontario," said Murray Elston,
President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association. "The nuclear industry
is looking forward to the Government of Ontario's announcement on which vendor
will be selected in Ontario so the industry can get on with the job of
providing clean, reliable and affordable electricity to Ontarians," said Mr.
    Mr. Sweetnam, a former executive of SNC Lavalin Ltd brings extensive,
multi-billion-dollar project experience and success in delivering large
construction projects in Ontario, Canada and internationally. "This is
particularly important for Canada's nuclear industry as other provinces such
as New Brunswick, Alberta and Saskatchewan are considering new nuclear
construction and will be looking to Ontario as they move closer to making
decisions," says Mr. Elston.

    The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) is a non-profit organization
established in 1960 to represent the nuclear industry in Canada and promote
the development and growth of nuclear technologies for peaceful purposes. The
CNA has about 90 members including power utilities, labour unions,
manufacturers, uranium mining and fuel processing companies, engineering
companies, universities, and associations.

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For further information: Claudia Lemieux, Director of Communications and
Media Relations, Canadian Nuclear Association, (613) 237-4262 ext 104,

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