On behalf of the Canadian Nuclear Society it is my great honour to serve as Conference General Chair for the 11th International Conference on CANDU® Maintenance and Nuclear Components.

The CNS Utility Engagement Team is an integral part of the Organizing Committee for this 'flagship' conference that will bring together subject matter experts from operating utilities and service providers under the banner of Delivering Clean Energy through CANDU® Life Extension.

CMNCC 2017 will follow the same approach as previous CANDU maintenance conferences, but with broadened scope to include all major components found in nuclear power plants worldwide.

You will see that the conference program has been built around the needs and interests of the operating utilities, where the utilities identify issues of importance to them and service providers undertake to find solutions. It will focus on the future, while making use of past and present experience with successful refurbishment and life extension initiatives to ensure that CANDU Nuclear Power Plants continue to achieve world-class performance and provide safe, reliable and clean energy in Canada and where CANDU reactors operate around the world.

In addition to the very informative and relevant plenary sessions, technical program and luncheon speakers featuring presentations by senior industry participants and stakeholders, this year’s conference also includes two new events:

  1. The Utility Engagement Panel on Maintenance, in a workshop format, with a panel of maintenance representatives from Ontario Power Generation, Bruce Power, NB Power and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. The panelists will identify key maintenance issues (current or foreseen in the future) as the basis for interactive discussion with solutions-oriented service providers, equipment vendors and exhibitors, to explore efforts that may be underway to address the issues.

  2. North America Young Generation Nuclear (NAYGN) and Women in Nuclear Canada (WiN-Canada) Mix & Mingle featuring inspirational speaker Alex DeLorey about his experience in aspiring to become the next Canadian Astronaut.

Plan to participate in CMNCC 2017 as a speaker, sponsor, exhibitor or individual and become actively engaged in the challenges and opportunities of Delivering Clean Energy through CANDU® Life Extension now and into the future.


Aman Usmani, Conference General Chair




  CMNCC 2017 Final Program
Sept. 20th, 2017

This conference is of interest to those involved in engineering, evaluation or operation of major nuclear plant components; operating utility representatives; consultants and others involved with design, construction, and plant refurbishment; researchers and scientists; and regulators from around the world.


Utility-Engagement-Panel-Maintenance_thumbnail   Click here to download the flyer for the
Utility Engagement Panel on Maintenance.

The CANDU® Configuration Overview Course complements CMNCC 2017 by providing the opportunity for participants to become familiarized with the basic layout of a nuclear station and the function of nuclear plant equipment. This one-day Course can help to provide context for better understanding of the technical presentations made at CMNCC 2017, as well as provide a general knowledge primer for those working in areas of analysis, research, plant modifications, or refurbishment.

The Course can be attended by anyone, but some technical background and/or basic familiarity with nuclear fission would be beneficial. Please note that the Course does not explain the nuclear chain reaction, the behaviour of neutrons, or the principles of nuclear safety. The Course is focused on nuclear maintenance, and simply addresses nuclear fission as a source of heat and radiation.

Those who successfully complete the Course and a brief self-marked test are eligible to receive Engineering Institute of Canada Continuing Education Units.

The Course takes place at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel on Sunday, October 1 from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm. This is a popular course and space is limited, so be sure to register early to ensure your participation.


Minister-Glenn-Thibeault   The Hon. Glenn Thibeault, Minister of Energy
CMNCC 2017 Guest Speaker on Tuesday, October 3, 2017