Hatch and key partners Veolia and Promation Nuclear deliver different with new consortium

February 20, 2018
Hatch Veolia Promation

Toronto, Canada—Hatch, the Ontario-headquartered global engineering firm, announced today that they have formed the Nuclear Innovation Consortium (NIC) with key partners Veolia and Promation Nuclear to deliver fresh innovation to the nuclear industry. The innovation consortium will have a positive impact with key clients who own major programs such as the ongoing refurbishment programs at Darlington and Bruce Power, or the accelerated revitalization of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories.

Hatch will bring their multi-industry experience and technology-focused solutions to the innovation consortium. With Hatch’s large global reach, the consortium can lean on their multidisciplinary and award-winning engineering and project management skills to solve challenges faced by the nuclear industry.

“The nuclear industry has been putting out the call for innovation to solve some of their toughest challenges. We believe the innovative culture of all three companies together will be able to effectively find solutions that save time and money,” says Amar Jolly, Hatch’s Global Director, Nuclear. “The synergy was clear when Hatch, VNS, and Promation first met to discuss the consortium. We are a team that will bring fresh, smart, and proven solutions that the nuclear industry is seeking.”

The consortium will be fostered by the comprehensive range of innovative technologies, operations, and services for nuclear industry of Veolia’s Nuclear Solutions entity. Veolia’s integrated value chain includes a broad range of expertise, technologies, and services. Currently delivering innovative solutions in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, France, and Japan, Veolia will bring many benefits to the consortium, including their investigation and characterization skills, remote access solutions, and separation technologies.

“We are excited to work with Hatch and Promation Nuclear to bring our global experience in nuclear operations, remediation, and remote access solutions to this nuclear-focused innovation incubator,” said David Campbell, Veolia’s Nuclear Solutions Senior Vice President and a member of the Canadian Nuclear Association Board of Directors. “Our experience suggests that when you have very large capital and labour intensive, multi-year execution construction programs, proven and demonstrated innovations from similar projects around the world can result in large cost and schedule savings.”

As a turnkey tooling solutions provider for nuclear utilities, Promation Nuclear–backed by robust, fully compliant Nuclear QA programs–brings their responsive, pragmatic execution approach to deliver effectiveness in custom solutions and manufacturing to the consortium. Promation Nuclear provides full scope services necessary to research, develop, engineer, test, and build custom tooling solutions.

“Fueled by entrepreneurial passion and spirit, we have successfully built upon the foundations of effectively delivering solutions to the marketplace to satisfy ‘impossible’ challenges,” says Darryl Spector, Vice President and General Manager, Promation Nuclear. “We felt the consortium was a natural fit for Promation. Our agility and get-it-done mindset allows us to enhance Hatch and Veolia’s large global reach to uniquely deliver innovative solutions.”

For more information, please contact:

Beth Buckmaster
Tel: +1 905 403 4200 ext. 7700

About Hatch

Whatever our clients envision, our engineers can design and build. With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we know your business and understand that your challenges are changing rapidly. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

Find out more on www.hatch.com

About Veolia and Veolia’s Nuclear Solutions

Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 163,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them. In 2016, the Veolia group supplied 100 million people with drinking water and 61 million people with wastewater service, produced 54 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 30 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €24.39 billion in 2016. www.veolia.com

Veolia’s Nuclear Solutions delivers an integrated value chain that includes a comprehensive range of innovative technologies, engineering, waste operations, and infrastructure and analytical services for nuclear facility operations, restoration, decommissioning, and the treatment of low-and intermediate-level radioactive waste, backed by thousands of employees and over 2000 patents. It has offices and projects in Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, France and Japan.

Find out more on www.nuclearsolutions.veolia.com

About Promation

Originally founded in 1995, Promation—a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality tooling, automation, and robotic systems—is a privately owned Canadian Corporation that embodies its commitment to embracing ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity within its business practices, and is proud to be an inclusive, socially responsible corporation. Promation is supported by its four divisions: Nuclear, Automotive, Industrial, and Defence. Promation Nuclear Ltd has been delivering custom engineered solutions to the nuclear industry for over a decade, and in late 2017, the Nuclear division has established a local present in Port Elgin in support of Bruce Power’s ongoing operations and MCR campaign.

Find out more on www.promation.com