Satisfactory rating achieved by all respondents in Phase 1 of the Nuclear Procurement Project Request for Proposals (RFP)

    TORONTO, June 5 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario announced today that
AREVA NP, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and Westinghouse Electric Company
have all received a "satisfactory" rating for Phase 1 Proposal Submissions
required by the RFP.

    Phase 1 Proposal Submissions were evaluated on a
satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis for the following:

    -   Preliminary demonstration of the Respondent's capability to execute a
        plan to provide the support necessary for a successful construction
        license application
    -   Demonstration of a plan to deliver a successful safety case for a
        construction license application on schedule and in compliance with
        Canadian regulatory requirements
    -   Respondent's willingness and capacity to deliver the project
    -   Financial strength of the Respondent
    -   Legal position of the Respondent

    All three respondents will be invited to participate in Phase 2 of the
RFP. Additional documents setting out detail of Phase 2 of the RFP Process are
expected to be released before the end of June.
    On March 7 the Ontario Government announced a two-phase competitive
procurement process to choose a preferred nuclear reactor vendor. A commercial
team, led by Infrastructure Ontario, is managing the procurement process.
    Phase 1 of the RFP was subject to a Fairness Review by Knowles
Consultancy Services. Please visit to
access a summary of the Fairness Review.

    Disponible en français

For further information:

For further information: Diane Flanagan, Infrastructure Ontario, (416)

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