Team CANDU ready to compete and win in Ontario

    Made-in-Canada CANDU is Ontario's best choice for new nuclear

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 7 /CNW/ - Team CANDU is ready to deliver new CANDU
generating stations on a guaranteed delivery contract basis and welcomes the
opportunity to participate in Ontario's Request For Proposal (RFP) process to
select a nuclear reactor vendor.
    "With our successful project delivery track record, and world-class
technology performance, Team CANDU is able to compete against the competition
around the world and win. We are confident we can do the same here in
Ontario," says President and CEO of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Hugh
MacDiarmid. "The newest generation CANDU, the ACR-1000, is evolutionary
technology based on the well-proven CANDU 6 design, one of the world's most
reliable and best performing power reactors."
    Team CANDU is a joint initiative between five of the world's leading
nuclear technology and engineering companies that have joined together to
deliver a turn-key service and competitive solution for building new nuclear
power plants in Ontario. Members of Team CANDU include Atomic Energy of Canada
Limited, Babcock & Wilcox Canada, GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc.,
Hitachi Canada Ltd. and SNC-Lavalin Nuclear Inc.
    "The Team CANDU member companies are united in their commitment to
deliver the very best technology, with the best economic benefits to Ontario,
and to complete the project on time and on budget," says President and CEO of
Hitachi Canada Ltd., Howard Shearer. "By choosing CANDU here at home, we keep
our best and brightest engineers and scientists in Ontario, provide many years
of work for our skilled trades people, and give a significant boost to the
potential for future CANDU exports. Choosing CANDU will also support and grow
one of our biggest, best and most innovative, research-based industries."

    About AECL

    Atomic Energy of Canada Limited is a full service nuclear technology
company providing services to nuclear utilities around the world. Established
in 1952, AECL is the designer and builder of CANDU technology including the
CANDU 6, one of the world's top-performing reactors. AECL's 4,800 employees
deliver cutting edge nuclear services, R&D support, design, and engineering,
construction management, specialized technology, refurbishment, waste
management and decommissioning in support of CANDU reactor products. We work
in partnership with our customers to provide clean, safe, reliable and
affordable energy solutions. More information on AECL and CANDU technology can
be found at

    About Babcock & Wilcox Canada

    Babcock & Wilcox Canada serves North American electric utility and
industrial markets and the global nuclear utility market. Based in Cambridge,
Ontario, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Babcock & Wilcox Company in
Barberton, Ohio, which is an operating unit of McDermott International, Inc.
The Babcock & Wilcox Company is located on the Internet at

    About GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc.

    With its Canadian headquarters in Peterborough, Ontario, GE-Hitachi
Nuclear Energy Canada (GEH) is a world-leading provider of advanced reactors,
nuclear fuel and nuclear services. Established in June 2007, GEH is a global
nuclear alliance created by GE and Hitachi to serve the global nuclear
industry outside Japan. The new nuclear alliance is executing a single,
strategic vision to create a broader portfolio of solutions, expanding its
capabilities for new reactor and service opportunities. The alliance offers
customers around the world the technological leadership required to
effectively enhance reactor performance, power output and safety.

    About Hitachi Canada Ltd.

    Hitachi Canada, Ltd. markets and manufactures a broad range of
electronics, computer systems and products, consumer electronics and
semiconductors, and provides industrial equipment and services throughout
Canada. Hitachi Canada is a subsidiary of Hitachi America, Ltd. (55%) and
Hitachi, Ltd., Japan (45%). It was established in 1971. For more information,
please visit our website at

    About SNC-Lavalin Nuclear Inc.

    SNC-Lavalin Nuclear Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin
(TSX: SNC), one of the leading groups of engineering and construction
companies in the world, a global leader in the ownership of infrastructure,
and in operations and maintenance services. The SNC-Lavalin companies have
offices across Canada and in 30 other countries around the world and are
currently working in some 100 countries.

For further information:

For further information: Sophie Awai - (416) 322-3030 Ext. 227, or Josh Turner - (416) 322-3030 Ext 232,

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