Challenge

As we transition to a low-carbon economy, nuclear must be considered as a key component of the energy mix that is required to meet the growing demand. .

Nuclear energy means sustainable and accessible power for all. It offers a reliable source of baseload emission-free energy safely, while providing stability to a power distribution grid that is being tested like never before. The next generation of reactor designs are on the brink of commercialization and new markets are emerging. Innovative thinking in life extension means you can get more out of your existing assets. And while concerns related to safety, decommissioning, and storage have merit, ground-breaking advances are leading to safer, more practical nuclear operations. With nuclear, the possibilities are endless for our greener future.

Big. Small. New. Refurbished. Whatever your plans, whatever your scope. We can help.

Capabilities

Uranium fuel fabrication

Hatch has direct project execution experience in uranium mining. This includes optimization of the mine and the associated buildings and services.

We offer our clients integrated applications that apply to all aspects of resource project development and have in-depth knowledge and global experience in uranium processing, including refinement, conversion, and nuclear fuel fabrication.

Regulatory requirements, codes, and standards

Understanding and respect for regulatory environments and expectations are paramount. We’re agile and flexible, always meeting or exceeding these requirements. Hatch has expertise and experience both in working and interfacing with a number of regulatory authorities. Many of our professionals contribute to technical, regulatory, and standards oversights committees and groups.

Nuclear—new builds and refurbishments

We’ve been participants in the nuclear industry for many years, both in Canada and abroad. Our clients benefit from our extensive experience with a wide array of new nuclear construction and refurbishments projects, particularly in the CANDU space. We go beyond design basis to ensure safe and efficient projects that consider fire protection, seismicity, security design, and human factor or radiation safety.

Small modular reactors (SMRs)

Small modular reactors are an emerging class of nuclear reactors designed to be built in modules, with each module producing less power than a conventional nuclear power plant unit. We’ve been involved in supporting the development and evaluation of SMR’s as a flexible, greenhouse-gas emission free source of on-grid or off-grid power since 2012. SMRs can also provide a high-grade heat source for heavy industry which may enable new technologies or provide efficiency to existing operations that traditional nuclear reactors are not well suited for. As we seek to tackle climate change and create a carbon-free future, we’re working with SMR vendors, utilities, heavy industry, industry regulators, and governments to support their development, licensing, and implementation.

Operations support

To improve our clients’ bottom lines, we offer smarter and more efficient solutions to operating issues, and support their delivery strategies by improving operating business. These include support for obsolescence issues and minimizing outage durations and impacts.

Research and technology development

Working together with owners, regulators, and industry associations, we have contributed substantially to the nuclear operating experience and body of knowledge. Hatch was founded as a technology development organization—at the core, we’re innovators, always looking for the next, better solution. Some of our best nuclear specialists are now working on new nuclear technologies, such as SMRs and PBMRs.

Nuclear waste management and long-term storage

For the management of low-, intermediate-, and high-level waste products from nuclear energy production and used fuel dry storage, we’ve partnered with our clients to develop tools and methods.

Blogs

Amar.Jolly

Unlocking a sustainable energy mix with nuclear

Amar Jolly
Energy inequality, urbanization, and climate change all share one thing in common: access to sustainable and reliable power. Amar Jolly shares his take on how nuclear power can help us to achieve a less carbon-intensive world in an economical way.
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