Montreal: May 30, 2024 – AtkinsRéalis, a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world, welcomes Nucleom, a Canadian-based company specialising in the design of customized inspection solutions for various sectors, including the nuclear, petrochemical, pipeline and mining industries as a new ambassador in support of the Canadians for CANDU campaign. 

The Canadians for CANDU campaign was launched on February 28, 2024. Spearheaded by Co-Chairs the Right Honourable Jean Chretien and former Ontario Premier Mike Harris, the campaign promotes the deployment of CANDU® nuclear technology at home and abroad in support of Canadian and global efforts to reach net-zero emissions. 

“I would like to thank Nucleom for their leadership in Canada’s world class nuclear sector, and their support for CANDU technology,” said Joe St. Julian, President, Nuclear, AtkinsRéalis. “This growing movement can position Canada as a global clean energy champion, while promoting a domestic nuclear industry that Canadians can be proud of.” 

We are delighted to join forces with other players in the nuclear industry to highlight the remarkable advantages of CANDU technology, such as its operational flexibility, proven safety and ability to produce clean, reliable energy,” stated Olivier Marcotte, President of Nucleom. “By demonstrating our expertise in the inspection of CANDU reactors and our ability to guarantee their safety, we are consolidating our position as a trusted partner in the development and maintenance of nuclear infrastructure.” 

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Canada enjoys world-leading expertise in the design, construction, operations, maintenance, and overall program management of nuclear reactors, supported by a highly qualified supply chain. CANDU technology is one of Canada’s most important innovations and remains the nation’s only domestically developed and licensed nuclear technology. 

CANDU technology—which uses natural uranium—renowned for its safety, efficiency, and versatility, stands as a source of pride for Canadians and remains a leading force in nuclear innovation worldwide. Six decades after it was first developed, it stands as the linchpin of a vibrant Canadian nuclear ecosystem that supports over 76,000 stable and well-remunerated jobs across a wide variety of professional and skilled trades fields, not to mention researchers at our world-class universities and research institutions.[1]

CANDU technology remains the only nuclear power technology that coproduces the medical isotopes that are used in cancer-fighting treatments and the sterilization of medical devices. The current CANDU fleet in Ontario produces 50% of the world’s supply of Cobalt-60, which is used for medical device sterilization.[2]

CANDU intellectual property is owned by the federal government. It is a national strategic asset critical to the energy transition, supporting significant economic opportunities for Canadians.

The Canadians for CANDU campaign calls on the federal and provincial governments to support the only made-in-Canada nuclear technology on the market to help the country reach net-zero and support a thriving domestic nuclear ecosystem.

The choice is clear. It’s time to choose CANDU.


Canadians for CANDU includes industry leaders, members of the domestic supply-chain, academics, and citizens who believe Canadian expertise and innovation has a leading role to play in the deployment of nuclear energy solutions at home and abroad.


Nucleom is a Canadian-based company specialising in the design of customized inspection solutions for various sectors, including the nuclear, petrochemical, pipeline and mining industries. With offices in Quebec, Ontario and Alberta, and a team of over 200 professionals, Nucleom offers a range of services including non-destructive testing (NDT), 3D metrology, metallurgy and engineering. The company operates globally, developing innovative inspection systems and procedures to meet complex maintenance challenges. It integrates cutting-edge technologies and high-tech equipment to ensure asset integrity management, offering customized solutions focused on quality and safety, tailored to the specific needs of its customers. 

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Daniela Pizzuto

Director, External or

[1] Government of Canada

[2] OPG