News Release: Bruce Power engages NPX – a new start-up in Kincardine – for engineering innovation
Kincardine, Ontario – October 2nd, 2018 –Bruce Power has engaged Nuclear Promise X, a start-up company based in Kincardine, to support their innovation initiatives.
“We’re excited to have NPX on board,” said Gary Newman, Bruce Power’s Senior Vice President and Chief Engineer. “With the significant volume of engineering work underway at Bruce Power, we are actively implementing tools under the Artificial Intelligence umbrella to help perform high-quality engineering work more efficiently.”
NPX will support multiple initiatives ongoing within Bruce Power’s Engineering Division, beginning with a focus on engineering and configuration control programs. Bruce Power is challenging its teams and vendor partners to explore opportunities to improve access to information and enhance configuration controls.
“Bruce Power is simultaneously operating the world’s largest nuclear facility, while also extending its operating life for decades,” said Bharath Nangia, NPX President & CEO. “NPX is thrilled to have an opportunity to make meaningful contributions to these massive undertakings. Our work will set new standards for cost and predictability of projects and services, and for deploying the smarter tools that we need to get there.”
NPX has recently established its headquarters in downtown Kincardine. The office serves as a collaboration space and up to 10 ‘Innovation Catalysts’ are expected to work there. After hours, the local Kinetic Knights Robotics group will use the space for brainstorming.
Paul Eagleson, Bruce County’s Warden, congratulated NPX on its new partnership and local presence.
“To see a start-up company that supports Bruce Power establish its presence in one of our communities is a fantastic opportunity for the region and is a demonstration that Bruce County is a great place for all businesses – new and established – to grow and thrive in our communities,” Warden Eagleson said.
New partnerships like these, combined with a strong local presence, will help ensure Bruce Power continues to provide clean, reliable, low-cost power, while enabling the company to execute its Life-Extension Program on schedule and on budget.
About Nuclear Promise X
Nuclear Promise X is a Canadian start-up with a refreshing view on innovation. We integrate the latest emerging tools and technology into nuclear plant operations, projects and processes. As a group of creative nuclear professionals, we build innovation in everything we do. NPX believes in nuclear energy, and we are doing our part to make it sustainable for decades to come. Visit us at www.npxinnovation.ca
About Bruce Power
Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. We are powered by our people. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in safely delivering clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power to families and businesses across the province. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Learn more at www.brucepower.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About the Economic Development and Innovation Initiative In 2016, Bruce Power and the County of Bruce launched a regional economic development initiative to facilitate the expansion of Bruce Power Suppliers into the region. This initiative was in response to Bruce Power’s multi-billion dollar, multi-year Life Extension Program and includes Grey and Huron Counties in its engagement and delivery. More information on the initiative can be found at www.brucepower.com/suppliers.
For more information contact:
Bruce Power – John Peevers – firstname.lastname@example.org
NPX Innovation – Bharath Nangia, President & CEO email@example.com
Local Economic Development Initiative – Stellina Williams -firstname.lastname@example.org