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Kinectrics US Facility Celebrates 5 Years of Success

March 25, 2015

This Spring Kinectrics US (KUS) celebrates 5 years of success in providing specialized Equipment Qualification (EQ), Commercial Grade Dedication (CGD) and related services to US customers for both the existing nuclear fleet and new build.

Since opening its 20,000+ sq. ft. facility in Cincinnati, Ohio in April 2010, Kinectrics US has managed dozens of the most critical equipment qualification programs for the next generation plants. We leverage the unparalleled test capabilities at the Kinectrics corporate head office laboratories in Toronto, Canada, while building an impressive portfolio of support projects for the operating fleet, predominantly from the facility in Cincinnati.

KUS provides key support for operating plants by performing in situ cable testing for condition assessment of MV and LV cables. In addition to traditional CGD of breakers, fuses, relays and the like, KUS has tackled the dedication of unusual and unique commodities that others could not or would not tackle. On the reverse engineering / obsolescence front, KUS has successfully re-engineered and re-manufactured critical replacements, where solutions had to be developed on a clean sheet of paper and transformed into deliverable hardware. These projects have included everything from annunciator panel windows to medium voltage bus connector systems.

The Kinectrics US business has grown steadily in its initial years with a staff of highly-qualified technical personnel, many of whom are considered leading industry experts. Aside from technical knowledge, the Kinectrics US team has decades of experience working at operating commercial nuclear power plants. "KUS staff have truly 'walked the walk' when it comes to supporting the nuclear operating fleet", states Garry Chapman, Director of US Nuclear Projects.

"Kinectrics also continues to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to job creation and the nuclear industry at large through investment in both capital and human resources in the USA. "These first five years have set a firm foundation to increasingly support the operating fleet for many years to come," concluded Chapman.