Canadian Nuclear Association Congratulates BWXT and GE Hitachi

August 19, 2016

OTTAWA (August 19, 2016)  The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) congratulates CNA members BWXT Canada Ltd. (BWXT Canada) and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. (GEH-C) on yesterday’s announcement.

GE and Hitachi Alliance announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of GEH-C to BWXT Canada, a subsidiary of BWX Technologies Inc. (BWXT). The transaction, which is subject to required Canadian regulatory reviews and other closing conditions, is expected to close by the end of 2016.

This agreement will bring together the extensive knowledge and expertise of two firms committed to delivering high quality products and services to the nuclear industry in Canada and abroad.

“These two organizations have extensive experience in innovation and leadership within the nuclear industry,” said CNA president and CEO Dr. John Barrett. “I look forward to future successes for Canada’s nuclear sector and international opportunities abroad.”

GEH-C has more than 60 years of extensive experience and innovation in the supply of nuclear fuel and fuel channel components, services, equipment and parts for the CANDU® nuclear power industry. GEH-C employs approximately 350 people at three locations in Ontario: Peterborough, Toronto and Arnprior.

BWXT Canada designs, manufactures, commissions and services nuclear power generation equipment for the global nuclear power industry.  BWXT Canada is headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario.

View BWXT’s release.

View GEH-C’s release.

About the CNA:

Since 1960, the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) has been the national voice of the Canadian nuclear industry. Working alongside our members and all communities of interest, the CNA promotes the industry nationally and internationally, works with governments on policies affecting the sector and works to increase awareness and understanding of the value nuclear technology brings to the environment, economy and the daily life of Canadians.

Our members are actively involved and are leaders in Canada’s production of uranium and nuclear power and are taking leadership roles in the research, design, construction, operation and support to nuclear facilities and technologies.


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Paul Hebert
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