Calian Group, CCNuclear and Démex Sign MOU

Calian Group, CCNuclear and Démex Sign MOU to Provide Decommissioning and Deconstruction Solutions for Nuclear Facilities

Ottawa, ON, June 27, 2019 – Calian Group Ltd. (TSX:CGY), CCNuclear and Groupe Démex-Centrem (Démex) are pleased to announce a Memorandum of Understanding to offer value-added, one-stop decommissioning/deconstruction solutions to owners of nuclear facilities.
When a nuclear facility is no longer operated, actions must be taken to ensure the site can be eventually reused safely. The Calian, CCNuclear and Démex teams have agreed to combine their complementary skills and expertise, on a project-by-project basis, to offer a single point for solutions to support the owner’s selected decommissioning strategy (prompt dismantling, deferred dismantling or in-situ disposal).
“Nuclear facility owners across Canada can now find a complete range of decommissioning and deconstruction solutions in a single point of contact with one of our firms,” said Francois Lemay, Chief Nuclear Engineer, Calian Nuclear. “Whether they are looking for site assessments, planning, surveys or the recovery of assets, our teams have the appropriate solutions.”
The Calian, CCNuclear and Démex teams are together offering solutions supporting all phases of nuclear decommissioning projects, including:

  • Preliminary and detailed decommissioning planning;
  • Historical site assessment, characterization and surveys;
  • Environmental protection assessments;
  • Radiation protection RP/ALARA and MARSSIM planning;
  • Dose estimations and monitoring;
  • Shielding calculations;
  • Hazards identification and risks assessments;
  • Remote handling equipment design and supply;
  • Radiological and conventional hazardous waste disposal and transportation logistics;
  • Deconstruction methodologies and sequences;
  • Schedules;
  • Cost estimates;
  • Asbestos abatement;
  • Asset recovery;
  • Safely deconstruct and remediate;
  • Recovery and recycling of non-contaminated ferrous and non-ferrous metals;
  • Management of non-contaminated, non-recoverable deconstruction wastes.

“With the acquisition of International Safety Research in 2017 and the full integration of their dedicated team, it has been a pleasure to see Calian Nuclear become a centre of excellence for the development of technological safety and risk-based solutions,” stated Kevin Ford, President and CEO, Calian Group Ltd. “This MOU is an important step forward in support of our growth framework, particularly our customer diversification objectives, as we continue to demonstrate our trusted delivery of services and solutions for new clients.”

About Calian Nuclear
Calian Nuclear is a centre of excellence for the development of technological safety and risk-based solutions. Calian Nuclear develops and executes comprehensive and cost-effective waste management and decommissioning solutions; provides a systematic approach to identifying hazards, determining their consequences, and providing recommendations to mitigate identified risks. We provide comprehensive solutions for evaluating environmental programs, processes, consequences and monitoring effluents from nuclear facility operations. The scope of these services includes:

  • Preparing decommissioning plans and surveys;
  • Designing, developing, revising and auditing radioactive waste programs;
  • Characterizing radioactive waste for safe packaging and transporting;
  • Characterizing nuclear facilities for decontamination and decommissioning;
  • Preparing plans for remediating and repurposing radiologically contaminated buildings and sites.

About Calian
Calian employs over 3,200 people with offices and projects that span Canada and global markets. The company’s capabilities are diverse with services delivered through two divisions. The Business and Technology Services (BTS) Division is headquartered in Ottawa and includes the provision of business and technology services and solutions to industry, public and government in the health, training, engineering and IT services domains. Calian’s Systems Engineering Division (SED) located in Saskatoon provides the world’s leading space technology companies with innovative solutions for testing, operating and managing their satellite networks. SED provides leading-edge communications products for terrestrial and satellite networks, as well as providing commercial (including agriculture) and defence customers with superior electronics engineering, manufacturing and test services for both private sector and military customers in North America and Europe.

About CCNuclear
CCN is recognized as a specialized service supplier in the nuclear industry and other custom industrial applications. Our team of experts has extensive experience in the design and development, implementation and operation of global solutions for the management of low-, intermediate-, and high-level radioactive waste materials. Our engineering department provides our clients with integrated expert services, from conceptual ideas to full-scale implementation, procurement, proof testing and operation and decommissioning of equipment, systems, and facilities in the field of radioactive material management. CCN specializes in, among other things, the management of radioactive materials such as spent fuel and solid contaminated reactor hardware (in-pool wet storage and off-pool dry storage and handling technologies) as well as contaminated slurry residue extraction, dewatering and conditioning systems. CCN also offers complete engineer-procure-construct project management. We provide on-site operating teams for handling, sampling and characterization services for large quantities of low- and intermediate-level contaminated residues such as spent resins or radioactive waste from nuclear power plants, be it in aqueous or dry conditions, including substrate disposal.

About Groupe Démex-Centrem
Since 1992, Groupe Démex-Centrem stands out for its professional deconstruction services for medium to large projects across Canada. With the creation of Centrem in 2006, the group improved its offering with the revaluation/sale of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, for a completely integrated solution. All of the group’s activities focus on health, safety, security and the environment, sustainable development and LEED project criteria.

Further information:

Calian Group Ltd.
Mike McCall
VP, Engineering and Technical Services
+1 (613) 282-4238

Stephane Leduc
General Manager
+1 (514) 972-5581

Groupe Démex-Centrem
Martin Gagnon
General Manager
+1 (418) 944-5355

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