Organization of CANDU Industries applauds Minister Day's agreement with Jordan

    Creating opportunities for Canadian businesses in the international

    PICKERING, ON, June 30 /CNW/ - The Organization of CANDU Industries (OCI)
applauds the federal government's successful negotiation of a trade and
investment agreement with Jordan, and the opportunities the agreement will
bring for Canadian businesses.
    "Jordan is a potential customer for CANDU technology, and this trade and
investment agreement could turn the discussions about Jordan's purchase of a
CANDU reactor into a reality," says OCI President Dr. Neil Alexander.
    "The member companies of OCI have a stake in AECL's success, and Minister
Stockwell Day's leadership and support is extremely important to our industry.
We are delighted to see that he recognizes the tremendous opportunities for
Canada's nuclear industry."
    "With more than 200 reactors planned or on order around the world, the
potential economic benefits to Canada are tremendous," says Dr. Alexander.
"Canada's fully mobilized and efficient supply chain is critical to the
success of a large project such as a nuclear plant construction and OCI's
member companies are poised and ready to help deliver the parts and services
required for a successful project for AECL and its customers."

    About OCI

    The Organization of CANDU Industries (OCI) represents more than 150
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 participate in design,
manufacture, construction & commissioning of CANDU plants here at home and

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