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Originally Posted: Fri, Feb 14th 2020 at 8:32 AM #1073
Prize: One free Full Registration for the 20th World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing
 
Deadline: March 31, 2020
 
The winner will be announced by the end of April, 2020, and awarded during the WCNDT 2020 with a certificate of commendation.
 
To enter the competition, please fill in all forms and send it with your entry photograph to the secretariat of ICNDT WG4 (icndt@jsndi.or.jp). You can download the forms here.
 
Originally Posted: Fri, Jan 31st 2020 at 11:26 AM #1072
The inspection technologies business of Baker Hughes Digital Solutions introduced a new name, logo and website on January 28, 2020. The former GE Inspection Technologies (GEIT) is now called Waygate Technologies, a Baker Hughes business.  
As the world leader in non-destructive testing (NDT), Waygate Technologies offers the broadest portfolio of industrial inspection solutions – including radiography and computed tomography (CT), remote visual inspection, ultrasound and eddy current technologies – that ensure quality, safety and productivity for the customer.
 
Founded in 2004, GEIT joined Baker Hughes in 2017 when GE merged its Oil & Gas business with Baker Hughes Inc. GEIT’S rebrand to Waygate Technologies comes as part of Baker Hughes’ planned separation from GE, following GE’s divestment of its majority ownership in the company in 2019. With a new brand, Waygate Technologies will continue to be a leader in industrial inspection and remain a part of Baker Hughes in the Digital Solutions segment.
 
Waygate Technologies brings in together more than 125 years of experience and the rich expertise and heritage of its strong legacy names such as Krautkrämer, phoenix|x-ray, Seifert, Everest and Agfa NDT technologies, as well as the unrivalled precision and quality of German engineering.
 
The new brand name signifies two things. The term “Way” refers to a new direction for manufacturing and quality control. The term “Gate” describes the role Waygate Technologies plays in meeting the quality standards as an inspection checkpoint.
 
The new logo shows advanced 3D inspection in an abstract way. It implies both the scanning of a 3D cube as well as the three key technologies used for NDT inspection – radiography, computed tomography and ultrasound.
 
Originally Posted: Fri, Jan 31st 2020 at 7:59 AM #1071
Boeing’s latest airliner, the 777X, which is the largest twin-engined jet ever developed, made its maiden flight this weekend, signalling that aircraft is entering the next phase of its test program.
Test aircraft WH001 took off from Paine Field in Everett, Washington, at 10:09am local time on January 25 for a three hour, 51 minute flight over Washington state before landing at Seattle’s Boeing Field. The flight was postponed twice on January 23 and January 24 because of high winds.
 
WH001 is the first of four 777-9 flight test airplanes and will now undergo checks before resuming testing in the coming days. Ground testing of all the test aircraft began in Everett last year and will continue alongside flight testing over the coming months, said Boeing.
 
The 777X is Boeing’s first commercial jet to feature folding wingtips, which extend its wingspan from 212 ft (64.8 m) to 235 ft (71.8 m) while taking-off and in the air. The smaller wingspan of the 777X while on the ground enables the aircraft to fit in at airport gates and hangars that Boeing’s successful 777 widebody airliner currently uses, while enabling it to be larger than its predecessor.
Captain Van Chaney, 777/777X chief pilot for Boeing Test & Evaluation said, “The 777X flew beautifully, and today’s testing was very productive. Thank you to all the teams who made today possible. I can’t wait to go fly your airplane again.”
 
During the flight Chaney and Boeing chief pilot Craig Bomben worked through a test plan for the airplane’s systems and structures while a team in Seattle monitored the data in real time.
Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes said, “Today’s safe first flight of the 777X is a tribute to the years of hard work and dedication from our teammates, our suppliers and our community partners in Washington state and across the globe.”
 
According to Boeing, the 777X twin-engined widebody commercial passenger jet will deliver 10% lower fuel use and emissions and 10% lower operating costs than comparable aircraft on the market thanks to improved aerodynamics, a carbon-fiber composite wing and the use of the GE Aviation’s GE9X, the world’s largest commercial jet engine. The 777X will compete with Airbus’ A350-1000.
The 777X includes the 777-8 and the 777-9, seating 384 and 426 passengers with ranges of 8,730 nautical miles (16,170 km) and 7,285 nautical miles (13,500 km) respectively. Airlines have ordered 340 777Xs and Boeing plans to deliver the first in 2021.
 
The successful first flight is an important milestone for Boeing at a time when the company is suffering badly from the continuing fallout from the 787 Max crashes in 2018 and 2019, which have grounded the existing fleet of aircraft and stopped production. The 777X program has also been delayed because of problems with the GE9X engine.
 
Development of the 777X started in 2013 and static testing of the aircraft started in September 2018. Article via Aerospace Testing International.
Originally Posted: Fri, Jan 31st 2020 at 7:43 AM #1070
OPEC members are considering holding an emergency meeting next month, as oil prices sink on concern the coronavirus outbreak will hit demand.
Algerian Energy Minister Mohamed Arkab said the producer group’s meeting scheduled for March is likely to be moved to February, the Algerie Presse Service reported. A decision may be taken “in the coming days,” he said. He currently holds the rotating post of OPEC President, giving him the authority to convene emergency meetings in consultation with the Secretary-General and other members.
 
One delegate from an OPEC member said privately it could happen as soon as next week, and another floated mid-February as a date. Still, several delegates said they were unaware of discussions to bring the March 5-6 meeting forward.
 
There’s good reason to be skeptical about the prospective change of dates. If the group convenes an emergency meeting without announcing new measures, the disappointment among traders could push prices even lower. It already unveiled deeper production cuts just over a month ago, and as these are put into effect, Saudi Arabia -- which has borne the greatest burden in reducing supply - has slashed output to the lowest since 2014.
 
Any meeting would probably include non-members such as Russia, as the latest production targets have been set in concert with those allies. One delegate said the availability of Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak would be a factor in deciding whether an early meeting could be called. Novak’s schedule has been an obstacle to meetings in the past, and he is due to participate in a Russian Investment Forum from Feb. 12 to 14 in the coastal resort of Sochi.
 
The March 5-6 meeting is for OPEC+, and they’re due to discuss the future of oil-production cuts that expire at the end of March.
 
The outbreak of the pneumonia-like coronavirus has left 7,800 people infected and 170 dead since the first case was reported on Dec. 30 in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province. As airlines across the globe suspend flights to China, oil prices have slumped, adding to the pressure on OPEC to extend or deepen the group’s oil-production cuts.
 
Brent crude has dropped more than 10% this month even after the U.S. killed a key Iranian general and Libya’s oil production was cut to near zero following a blockade of the nation’s ports that virtually halted exports. Saudi Arabia has said it’s “closely monitoring” the effect of the virus on the oil market.
 
Article via World Oil
Originally Posted: Fri, Jan 31st 2020 at 7:36 AM #1069
The Canadian government has the power to delay a decision on whether to approve a massive new oilsands project, a key cabinet minister said on Tuesday, a sign Ottawa could push back what will be a contentious decision.
 
Ottawa must decide by end-February if Teck Resources Ltd can build the $20.6 billion (US$15.7 billion) Frontier mine in northern Alberta, capable of eventually producing 260,000 barrels of crude oil per day.
 
If the minority Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says yes, it would call into question his promise to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. But saying no could infuriate Alberta, already angry over what local politicians claim is Ottawa’s bias against the energy industry.
 
“I’m not going to opine on what that decision is going to be,” said Wilkinson, who must formally decide whether to approve the project or refer the matter to cabinet.
 
Officials say the final say will rest with cabinet, noting ministers have the power to ask for more information about the project. This would mean extending the end-February deadline. “Obviously this government has made commitments with respect to addressing greenhouse gas emissions and we would have to ensure that they fit within that context,” said Wilkinson.
 
Alberta premier Jason Kenney said on Tuesday that Frontier had been through years of rigorous environmental scrutiny and added “It’s time this $20 billion project got approved.”
 
Trudeau has repeatedly said Canada will need to rely on crude oil for years to come as it moves to build a cleaner economy. The project has also split the country’s Indigenous people, whose living standards Trudeau vows to improve.
 
“The Trudeau government needs to show us how they will support the workers and communities currently dependent on oil as we meet the 2050 deadline for a fossil fuel-free economy, not approve a massive new oilsands mine to operate until 2067,” said Greenpeace Canada campaigner Keith Stewart.
Article via Finaicial Post
Originally Posted: Wed, Dec 18th 2019 at 9:29 AM #1067
FITCHBURG, Wis., Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix, LLC., a nuclear technology company founded in Madison, Wisconsin in 2005, has announced that it has now demonstrated the capability to take ASTM Category I neutron radiographs at its new accelerator-based industrial radiography facility, the Phoenix Neutron Imaging Center (PNIC), which opened in October of this year. ASTM Category I images are the highest image quality level specified by ASTM E545, the gold standard for defining the quality of neutron radiographs.
Neutron imaging, also known as N-ray, is a form of radiographic inspection similar to X-ray imaging that provides unique information and valuable insight into an object's internal structure that other non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques cannot. Neutron imaging is a vital inspection technique for high-reliability products such as the turbine blades found in aircraft jet engines, energetic devices such as aircraft ejection mechanisms, spacecraft payload fairing separation mechanisms, and munitions.
 
Since the discovery of neutron imaging as an industrial NDT technique in the 1950s, only nuclear reactors could provide the magnitude of neutron radiation to create high-quality images in reasonable time periods. However, after decades of increasing regulation and costs, scores of these reactors have closed. There are now only a few nuclear reactors available for commercial imaging, drastically limiting the availability of neutron inspection in the NDT community.
 
The high neutron output of the PNIC system allows Phoenix to exceed the annual throughput of reactor facilities with an equivalent level of image quality. This technical achievement represents the culmination of years of work by Phoenix's engineers to mitigate industry concerns on the availability of neutron radiography.
 
"The ability to generate ultra-high-quality neutron images with a small, relatively low-cost, accelerator-based neutron imaging system is truly an industry game-changer," said Dr. Evan Sengbusch, president of Phoenix. "This achievement is analogous to the early use of compact x-ray generators in medical diagnostics over a century ago. It is a first step in making neutron imaging as ubiquitous as x-ray imaging is today."
 
Of the handful of reactors that remain, continued unplanned outages and no line of sight to the specialty fuel needed to refuel the reactors will likely cause further shutdowns in the near future which drives significant concern for users reliant on those facilities. Phoenix is now positioned to take on neutron imaging work put at risk by an aging nuclear reactor fleet and maintain the high quality and reliability levels required for a broad range of aerospace and defense components supplied to the government and commercial sectors.
 
Unlike a nuclear reactor, the Phoenix system can also be built anywhere, making it possible for high-volume users of neutron imaging to have dedicated neutron imaging capabilities in-house. Phoenix's goal is to not just shore up this fragile supply chain with a network of n-ray capable facilities but to make neutron radiography, a powerful yet underutilized tool for industrial nondestructive testing, more accessible and available to a broader user base.
 
The 10,000 square foot neutron imaging services facility that will provide neutron activation analysis, radiation effects testing, neutron (n-ray), and x-ray imaging. The company's 50,000 square foot corporate headquarters, which broke ground in November of this year, will also be located on the same site and will allow Phoenix to meet the increasing demand for accelerator systems and employ an estimated additional 50 full time, highly paid professionals over the next several years.
 
About Phoenix
Phoenix's proprietary neutron generators, one of which recently broke a world record for the most neutrons produced in a sustained fusion reaction during a demonstration with sister company SHINE Medical Technologies, do not rely on the fission of fissile materials. Phoenix began developing its first neutron radiography system in 2012 under a Small Business Innovation and Research contract with the US Army. The Phoenix neutron radiography systems are designed to be installed at industrial facilities and incorporated directly into the quality control processes used to inspect products for defects which could not be detected with more widely-utilized NDT techniques. Other clients of Phoenix include major aircraft turbine blade casting houses and manufacturers of energetic devices. PNIC, which is set to begin taking on new clients in Q1 2020, represents a paradigm shift in the availability of neutron imaging by providing all of the benefits of reactor-driven neutron imaging facilities with fewer drawbacks, while also providing other services for NDT professionals such as industrial X-ray imaging and CT (computed tomography).
 
Originally Posted: Fri, Dec 6th 2019 at 11:10 AM #1066
The first segments of pipe for the Coastal GasLink Project begin to arrive at storage sites this week in anticipation of construction ramp up later next year, TC Energy reported on Tuesday.
The $6.6-billion pipeline, which will provide the natural gas feed for the $40-billion LNG Canada project, will stretch 670 kilometres from the Dawson Creek area in Northeast B.C. to the coast at Kitimat.
 
TC Energy said that starting in December 2019, pipe will be transported by rail and truck and stored at sites across the project route until it’s needed for assembly and installation. That phase of construction is expected to start next summer and continue through to 2022.
 
Initial deliveries are planned for the Chetwynd and Kitimat area. Deliveries to other areas across the route will continue through April 2021, the company said.
“With construction progressing on the Coastal GasLink Project, we are committed to delivering economic benefits across the province. With more than $1 billion in employment and contracting opportunities for Indigenous and local communities, significant benefits are already being realized across the project right-of-way,” TC Energy said.
“In fact, nearly 1,000 women and men are currently working on the project to make sure we are ready for mainline construction in 2020.”
 
Originally Posted: Mon, Nov 4th 2019 at 7:58 AM #1063
Tommy Thomson, 1956 - 2019

It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of Tommy on Thursday, October 24th, 2019. Tommy died peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a 2 year hard fought battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband and best friend of Pauline, loving and supportive father of Ryan (Nita) and Megan, much loved son of Mary and Tommy (deceased) and loving brother of Liz. Tommy was dearly loved by his mother-in-law Helen and father-in-law Daniel (deceased). He will be lovingly remembered by his sister-in-law Anne, brother-in-law’s Jeff, Kevin and Raymond and his nieces Maria, Cherl, Francesca, Lauren and Rebecca. Lovingly remembered by his many cousins.

Tommy was born in Greenock, Scotland, and immigrated with Pauline and his children in 1988. He was a well-established, respected and successful business man in the N.D.T. industry. He was a mentor to many and always made time for others. Tommy was always the life and soul of the party and had the gift of making everyone around him laugh. He loved time with his family, good friends - too many to mention, soccer, sailing and travelling.

Thank you to all our friends and neighbours for prayers, support, gifts of food, garden work, and Fr. Larry Parent for spiritual support. We also would like to thank Dr. Hubay and her team at GRCC and the palliative team including Dr. Tan and especially nurses, Allison and Diane for their compassionate care and support.

At Tommy’s request, cremation has taken place. Friends are invited to share happy memories with his family at Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Visitation was held 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019. Visitation continued from 10:00 am - 10:45 am, with a Memorial Service that followed at 11:00 am in the chapel on Thursday, October 31st, 2019. At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers donations can be made to Prostate Cancer Canada - Research or Grand River Hospital Foundation - Cancer Centre.

Visit www.henrywalser.com for Thomas' memorial.
Originally Posted: Mon, Nov 4th 2019 at 7:53 AM #1062
With sadness, we report the passing of  Roger Lyon, a very active NDT community member.
 
Roger Lyon spent 12 years in the Royal Navy between 1960 and 1972 before embarking on an NDT career for 40 years.  He was the sitting president of EFNDT, elected in Gothenberg, Sweden.  Roger had been active in the British Institute of NDT, starting off in the PCN Technical Committee and then as Chairman of the Certification Advisory Board, Chairman of the Certification Management Committee, Chairman of the SANDT Advisory Committee, Member of Council, Vice President, President Elect, President, Member of the Industry Committee, MQ&E, ECWG, Executive COmmittee, EFNDT and BINDT/ICorr Policy Group.
 
Roger passed away suddenly on September 30th, 2019.
Originally Posted: Wed, Oct 16th 2019 at 2:01 PM #1061

Since 1986 INTECH NDE, a privately held company with offices in Edmonton, Alberta and Richmond, British Columbia, has built a reputation for meeting our customer's needs by developing successful alliances with the world's top quality-conscious manufacturers of inspection and NDE products.

INTECH NDE is pleased to announce that we have opened a new location in Oakville, Ontario to better serve our customers in Eastern Canada. Our office is located at 1200 Speers Road, Unit 48, Oakville. This new office encompasses the same ideals that have contributed to our success in our other locations. It has been a pleasure to work with our existing customers directly in their territory. Since opening in July we have rapidly built up our customer base by meeting with new customers, discussing their requirements and helping them overcome the inspection challenges they face.

Our mission remains the same -  to position ourselves as the "first choice" partner for any company implementing or expanding an inspection program or service. Our goal is to contribute to our Industry through our collective skills and knowledge and to commit to the success of our customers while, at the same time enhancing our company, our employees and our community. Our promise is to provide our customers with dependable products, exceptional service and technical expertise.

Originally Posted: Mon, Sep 30th 2019 at 2:30 PM #1060
Phoenix, LLC., a nuclear technology company based in Monona, Wisconsin, is set to open its new neutron radiography facility in Fitchburg, Wisconsin before the end of this year.  This state-of-the-art facility, which will offer thermal and fast neutron imaging along with two-dimensional and CT X-ray imaging, will be a one-stop radiography services vendor for NDT professionals that mitigates the risk and complications of using nuclear reactor facilities.
 
  • Powerful and unique nondestructive testing method which was first developed soon after the discovery of the neutron in the 1930s. As a viable tool for industrial NDT, N-ray has existed since at least the 1950s; however, until now, only fission reactors could provide a high enough neutron flux to produce radiographic images in a timely manner, restricting its use to a small community of NDT professionals.
  • Neutron imaging works similarly to X-ray imaging. By firing a beam of neutron radiation at an object, NDT professionals can create an image of its internal structure. Neutrons interact differently with most materials compared to X-rays, though; unlike X-rays, which easily pass through light materials without penetrating denser materials, neutrons can easily pass through dense materials without penetrating lighter materials.
  • Neutron imaging is ideal for the aerospace and defense industries, since there are many components that cannot be easily imaged with X-ray alone.
  • The Phoenix Neutron Imaging Facility (PNIC) will be the first and as-yet only facility to offer both X-ray and neutron radiography services to NDT specialists without the need for a fission reactor
 
Construction on PNIC began in October, 2018. PNIC will open in fall 2019 and begin accepting work from new clients in early 2020. In addition to this new facility, the company is set to break ground on its new corporate headquarters on the same site.
 
About Phoenix:
Transforming nuclear technology to better our world since 2005, Phoenix designs the world’s strongest fusion neutron generators. Convenient, reliable, and safe, Phoenix’s cutting-edge technology has been used in the aerospace, defense, medical, and energy sectors to improve manufacturing efficiency and quality.
 
Contact:
Katie Rittenhouse
Sales and Marketing Director
(608) 210-3060
Originally Posted: Thu, Sep 26th 2019 at 9:50 AM #1059
Zetec Inc, a global leader in NDT solutions, has announced the hiring of Paul Hillman as its UK-based Sales Manager.
 
Paul will manage sales and business development for Zetec’s ultrasonic and eddy current technology solutions in Northern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He has more than eight years of global product sales, key account and channel partner experience in industrial NDT markets and completed an FdSc in NDT, including eddy current and ultrasonics. Paul also holds a Level 2 in phased array.
Paul’s experience fits perfectly with the company’s continued growth in aerospace, oil & gas, military, manufacturing and other industries in the Europe, Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI) region, while supporting its leadership in NDT for power-generation markets. “We are excited to have Paul joining the Zetec team. His expertise will help to bring our innovative solutions to the territories’ key NDT leaders,” said Laurent Enenkel, Vice President of Zetec in the EMEAI region.
 
“Zetec has a long track record of developing innovative and technology-leading equipment for the NDT industry. I am delighted to be a part of its growing success in solving the most demanding of applications,” said Paul.
 
Paul is based in the UK and will be working with Zetec’s customers and channel partners throughout the EMEA region.
Originally Posted: Wed, Jul 31st 2019 at 7:23 AM #1054
Toronto – Ontario Power Generation (“OPG”), under a new subsidiary, has entered into a purchase agreement with affiliates of TC Energy (formerly TransCanada Corporation) to acquire a portfolio of combined-cycle natural gas-fired plants in Ontario.

The role that natural gas plays in maintaining system reliability has become even more important with the addition of intermittent wind and solar generation in recent years. Natural gas is the partner or enabler of renewable energy, providing the flexibility required to ensure a reliable electricity system.”
-Ken Hartwick, OPG’s President and CEO
 
Key Facts About TC Energy Transaction
 
Acquiring portfolio of combined-cycle natural gas-fired plants in Ontario from affiliates of TC Energy:
    -100% ownership of Napanee Generating Station (900 MW)
    -100% ownership of Halton Hills Generating Station (683 MW)
    -Remaining 50% ownership of Toronto’s Portlands Energy Centre (50% of 550 MW)

In addition to these assets, OPG entered into a purchase and sale agreement with affiliates of Canadian Utilities Limited in June to acquire the remaining 50% interest in the 560MW combined-cycle natural gas-fired Brighton Beach Generating Station. OPG already owns 50% of the Brighton Beach Generating Station.

OPG is the largest electricity generator in the province, providing almost half the power Ontarians rely on every day. It is also one of the most diverse generators in North America with expertise in nuclear, hydro, biomass, solar and gas.

For further information, please contact:
Ontario Power Generation
416-592-4008 or 1-877-592-4008
Release via OPG website.
Originally Posted: Wed, Jul 24th 2019 at 2:39 PM #1053
MISSISSAUGA: July 19, 2019 - Candu Energy Inc., a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, was awarded $36 million worth of contracts from Bruce Power in 2019 from January 1 to April 31 to support Bruce Power’s operational objectives. This includes initiatives that will reduce maintenance outage duration and increase output from the Unit 4 reactor. The work was awarded under a Master Services Agreement signed in 2016 and is in addition to work announced previously.
 
The award includes continued support of the Bruce Reactor Inspection and Maintenance System (BRIMS) program with the maintance and operation of the Advanced NonDestructive Examination (ANDE)/replication maintenance tool and the Modal Detection And Repositioning (MODAR) tool for fuel channel spacer repositioning.  The BRIMS work is about time-saving innovations that will contribute to the common goal of reducing the outage duration.
 
“Employees at SNC-Lavalin continue to explore and introduce innovation to Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program that provides efficiencies and value to the job,” said Bill Fox, Executive Vice-President, Nuclear at SNC-Lavalin. “We remain committed to making investments to grow our team and explore new technologies to support ongoing plant operations as well as the Major Component Replacement Project.”
 
The awards also include a new initiative to deploy SNC-Lavalin’s CANDUclean™ System to remove the oxide deposits from all accessible U-tubes in each of the preheaters in Unit 4 to improve output. This latest application of the CANDUclean™ technology is the result of a collaborative effort between Bruce Power and SNC-Lavalin.
“Increasing our output and operating the Bruce Power site to 2064 by innovating and extending the life of our units will create and sustain 22,000 direct and indirect jobs annually, while injecting $4 billion into Ontario’s economy each year for decades,” said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO. “By working together with our partners to find efficiencies we will continue to power more for less in support of Ontario families and businesses.”
 
Since the early 1990’s, the CANDUclean™ system has been successfully deployed at CANDU® nuclear power plants worldwide to remove magnetite deposits from inside the steam generator tubes.  The current technology evolved through modifications implemented out of operating experience and lessons learned from past efforts. This has resulted in a mature system with a history of successfully increasing heat exchanger flows, reducing reactor inlet header temperatures, improving the ability to inspect steam generator tubes and reducing maintenance operator radiation fields.
 
About SNC-Lavalin
Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees think beyond engineering. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction management, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients across the EDPM (engineering, design and project management), Infrastructure, Nuclear, Clean Power, and Resources businesses. www.snclavalin.com
 
About CANDU® technology
SNC-Lavalin is the sole licensee for CANDU® heavy water reactor technology. CANDU reactors were designed as multi-fuel reactors capable of using natural uranium, recovered uranium, mixed -oxide and thorium fuels. CANDU reactors are an important component of low-carbon clean air energy programs on four continents and power over 50% of the homes of the province of Ontario’s 14 million residents.
 
Media
Ken Chiu
Senior Advisor, External Communications
416-252-5315, ext. 54541
Ken.Chiu@snclavalin.com
Originally Posted: Wed, Jul 24th 2019 at 1:56 PM #1050
Kent, WA – Industrial Inspection & Analysis, Inc.™ ("IIA") – a leader in providing inspection, testing, and engineering services – expands its service offerings with the recent acquisition of Advanced Technical Services NW, Inc. ("ATS"). Based in Kent, WA, ATS is the largest full-service, independent provider of calibration services in the Pacific Northwest.
 
Founded in 1986, ATS is a leader in providing calibration services of the highest quality. With a focus on customer service and a proven track record of helping companies achieve the increasing demands for quality and service, the addition of ATS is a great complement to IIA’s Laboratory Services group, which includes NDT Laboratories, QC Group, Timco Engineering, and IBB Technology of America.
 
"ATS’s unique mix of field and laboratory calibration services for customers in the Pacific Northwest region are a welcome addition to IIA’s ever-growing portfolio of capabilities" explains John Cote, Chairman of IIA. "The market we serve has an essential need for ongoing monitoring of their equipment and machinery to ensure proper functionality when building various parts and components. We are excited to boost our ever-expanding list of in-house capabilities with the addition of ATS’s calibration services. We look forward to continuing the success Cathy Baldwin and Phil Lausier have achieved to this point as we work to expand our suite of solutions to our customers."
 
"We are excited to announce this transaction and see great value for ATS partnering with IIA moving forward," states Cathy Baldwin, President of ATS." Phil Lausier and I are very proud of what our team has accomplished to date, and we are grateful to our dedicated staff who have represented our company well through high quality service. We expect ATS and its employees will achieve great success with IIA in the years to come."
 
This transaction continues IIA’s strategy of building a network of inspection and testing brands that hold a competitive advantage and offer a strong value proposition to a long list of customers in a wide variety of end markets.
Originally Posted: Tue, Jun 11th 2019 at 7:20 AM #1049
IR Supplies and Services will be holding an open house at their Burlington location on July 9, and you are invited to join them.  Activities start at noon and they will be providing lunch, site tours, a chance to meet with product vendors, and product demonstrations.  This is a great opportunity to meet with the team that is bringing NDT supplies and services to Eastern Canada.
 
IR is located at 1329 Heine Court, Burlington, Ontario and their website is IRSS.ca.
 
Please RSVP to marketing@irss.ca.

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