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OPEN! World-class training facility for Darlington nuclear refurb


October 30, 2014
By Anthony Capkun


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October 30, 2014 – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) today unveiled its new Darlington Energy Complex, which features a life-sized training model of a nuclear reactor face to help ensure the Darlington nuclear plant’s refurbishment is successfully executed (photo © OPG).

The facility is part of OPG’s planning and preparation to ensure everyone working on the Darlington refurbishment will be trained and ready to complete their tasks “safely, precisely and efficiently”.

“Darlington is one of the top nuclear plants in the world and has been internationally recognized for its safety and performance,” said OPG president & CEO Tom Mitchell. “Refurbishment would provide 30 additional years of clean, low-cost, reliable power for the province.”

OPG board chair Bernard Lord noted the generator also learned from other refurbishments, and “adopted the best industry practices from around the world”.

Investing in refurbishment will create thousands of jobs and positive economic benefits across Ontario, says OPG, adding it has entered into direct contracts worth about $1.75 billion with companies located in 21 communities.

The Darlington refurbishment is scheduled to start in the Fall of 2016.

Meantime, you are invited to tour the Darlington Energy Complex on the following dates/times:

• November 4 and 5 at 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
• November 8 at 10 am to 2 pm