A Legacy of Impact
A long history in nuclear
GE Hitachi has deep roots in Canada’s nuclear energy industry. GE was, in fact, a member of the consortium that developed Canada’s first-ever nuclear plant - the Nuclear Power Demonstration unit - in 1962.
During the 1970s and 80s, GE and Canada continued that partnership, with GE supplying fuel handling equipment for two small nuclear reactors in Ontario (the Bruce and Darlington plants, respectively) and manufacturing fuel for the CANada Deuterium Uranium (CANDU) fleet.
Throughout it all, GE has continued to design, fuel and service the industry, creating a time-tested legacy of proven technologies – and demonstrating an undeniable commitment to move clean energy technology forward.
GE Hitachi today
Today, with GEH SMR Technologies Canada, Ltd. based in Markham, Ontario, GE Hitachi is uniquely positioned to work with the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to take the next step in the nuclear energy evolution; the BWRX-300 small modular reactor.
The BWRX-300 technology is highly supported in the nuclear energy industry and GEH has collaborated with several partners to create the optimal reactor design. One such partner, Dominion, is proactively investing in the BWRX-300.