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Canadian Nuclear Industries congratulates Nu-Tech Precision Metals for completing the first set of pressure tubes for Darlington Project

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) is proud to congratulate OCNI member Nu-Tech Precision Metals of Arnprior for completing the first order of 480 pressure tubes for Ontario Power Generation’s Darlington Unit 2. Manufacturing of the pressure tubes to exacting quality standards and specifications took two years and was completed eight weeks ahead of schedule. The pressure tubes are now ready for shipment to the Darlington site.

The supply of all the pressure tubes for Darlington Retube and Feeder Replacement Project was contracted to Nu-Tech by the AECON / SNC-Lavalin Joint Venture.

OCNI President and CEO Dr. Ron Oberth presented a “Special Achievement Award” to Nu-Tech CEO George Legate at a ceremony today at Nu-Tech’s Arnprior plant. In presenting the OCNI award to Nu-Tech Ron noted that “Nu-Tech is a leading example of the many nuclear equipment designers and manufactures in Ontario that support the safe, reliable, cost effective operation of Ontario’s nuclear fleet that powers over 60% of Ontario homes, businesses, and hospitals and has helped Ontario have one of the lowest GHG emission electrical grids in North America.”

Nu-Tech Precision Metals is a major manufacturer of seamless Titanium pipe and tubes. Nu-Tech produces standard and non-standard pipe sizes in most alloys. Nu-Tech is the sole supplier of Zirconium alloy pressure tubes for the Canadian Nuclear industry. Since 1960, Nu-Tech has gained worldwide recognition as a trusted manufacturer of specialty metal extrusions, fabricated parts and welded components using Titanium, Zirconium, Niobium, Hafnium, Tantalum, Beryllium, Copper Alloys, Nickel and Steel.

Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) is an association of more than 200 Canadian suppliers to the nuclear industry that employ more than 12,000 highly skilled and specialized engineers, technologists, and trades people. OCNI companies design reactors, manufacture major equipment and components, and provide engineering services and support to CANDU nuclear power plants in Canada as well as to CANDU and Light Water Reactor (LWR) plants in offshore markets.

For Further Information Contact:

Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries:  Ron Oberth, President and CEO, 905 839 -0073 or 647 407 6081,

Nu-Tech Precision Metals: George Legate, President, 613.623.6544 x301,

Below: Nu-Tech CEO George Legate accepting the “OCNI Special Achievement Award” from Ron Oberth at Nu-Tech’s Arnprior plant during an event May 4 that recognized Nu-Tech’s performance in completing this phase 1 pressure tube order to rigorous quality standards.