Atlantic regional suppliers to the nuclear industry are invited to apply to attend a four-day digital trade mission to explore bilateral opportunities in Canada, the United Kingdom and other markets of interest to Welsh and Canadian companies.

This virtual trade mission, a learning and business-to-business event, is being hosted by the Government of Wales with support in Canada from the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries, the Canadian Nuclear Association and Natural Resources Canada. The Atlantica Centre for Energy is participating in a roundtable discussion on Thursday, Jan. 28, along with other New Brunswick organizations.

Wales has a long history of involvement in the nuclear industry. The Welsh government is currently establishing a technology company to bring forward the potential for either/or an SMR/AMR research reactor and work around medical isotopes.

In addition, North Wales is home to an Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, the Nuclear Futures Institute at Bangor University and the proposed Thermal Hydraulic Test Facility which will provide a new generation of reactors with a state-of-the-art experimental research and test facility to underpin the validation of computer modelling and support the safety cases for new reactor designs.

As well, Welsh companies are involved in the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station project in Somerset, England. This project provides an opportunity for the Canadian supply chain to work with approved Welsh companies in cooperation and partnership.

More details on the trade mission and an application is available at Participation is free but application and acceptance is required.