Tyne Engineering and AECL celebrate official opening of new Deep River facility
New Manufacturing Centre Signals Promise of Nuclear Economic Development in the Ottawa Valley
Chalk River, 2012 April 23 — Tyne Engineering Inc. and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) are pleased to announce the official opening of a new Tyne manufacturing, development and test facility in the town of Deep River. Located in close proximity to the AECL Chalk River Laboratories, the new Tyne facility signals an increased nuclear industry presence in the Ottawa Valley and will be home to some of Tyne’s high-tech manufacturing activities including work on hydrogen and oxygen recombination and hydrogen isotope separation technologies.
A close collaborator with AECL, Oakville-based Tyne Engineering is an established nuclear engineering firm that works in the fields of process engineering, mechanical engineering and instrumentation and controls for nuclear- and tritium-related industries. Tyne is excited to be involved in AECL-developed technologies, one of which is the PAR technology, which is a state-of-the-art safety system designed to remove the risk of hydrogen build-up in reactor buildings.
“Tyne Engineering has been a longstanding collaborator with AECL and they are a welcome addition to the Ottawa Valley,” said Bob Walker, President & CEO of AECL. “AECL has a long, rich history of stimulating business innovation and in driving economic development in our local communities, and I believe our affiliation with Tyne will help us continue to do both.”
For over five years Tyne Engineering has collaborated with AECL in developing a variety of nuclear technologies, and has played an important role in advancing AECL’s Intellectual Property and in strengthening Canada’s nuclear supply chain. Tyne’s new facility will strengthen the relationship between the two organizations, and being sited in Deep River, will help to reinforce the Ottawa Valley’s position as a world-class region in nuclear science and technology. Sustainable Development Technology Canada has been a part of supporting the collaboration between AECL and Tyne Engineering through funding opportunities.
“We are thrilled about this collaboration with AECL, and about expanding our presence to a region that boasts such a critical role in Canada’s nuclear sector,” said Vince Robinson, President of Tyne Engineering Inc. “Over the years, we’ve built a strong, mutually-beneficial relationship with AECL and we look forward to working with their award-winning hydrogen isotope technology to strengthen nuclear safety in Canada and around the world.”
The announcement is also good news for the town of Deep River, which has worked hard to draw nuclear sector organizations to the area. Deep River is expected to welcome 20 or more jobs to the community through Tyne.
“I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to Tyne Engineering on behalf of the Deep River town council and community,” said Deep River Mayor David Thompson. “Our council has been very proactive in pursuing AECL partners and suppliers over the years, and in encouraging them to locate to Deep River. We have a long history of nurturing emerging technologies and have a wonderful community to live in.”
With the manufacturing facility in place, Tyne Engineering plans to commence operations in the coming months. Both organizations see significant potential for further collaborations in the near future, helping to stimulate business innovation through the transfer of AECL science and technology to the private sector.
About Tyne Engineering
Tyne Engineering has over 20 years experience in the design and manufacture of complex engineering systems in the fields of process engineering, mechanical engineering and Instrumentation and Controls for nuclear and tritium-related industries. Tyne has worked extensively with a large number of organizations and government departments across Canada and internationally, including AECL, Candu Energy Inc., OPG, Bruce Power, Hydro Quebec, New Brunswick Power, KHNP and SNC Lavalin. For more information on Tyne, please visit www.tyne-engineering.com/.
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) is Canada’s leading nuclear science and technology laboratory. For 60 years, AECL has been a world leader in developing peaceful and innovative applications from nuclear technology through its expertise in physics, metallurgy, chemistry, biology and engineering.
Over 3,000 highly skilled employees deliver a range of nuclear services – ranging from research and development, design and engineering to specialized technology, waste management and decommissioning.
Today, AECL continues its commitment to ensure that Canadians and the world receive energy, health, environmental and economic benefits from nuclear science and technology with confidence that nuclear safety and security are assured.
More information on AECL can be found at www.aecl.ca
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
President, Tyne Engineering Inc.
Mayor, Deep River
Director, Corporate Communications