Last Updated: Nov. 23, 2018, 1:47 p.m.

 

 

 

Canadian Nuclear Society

   Société Nucléaire Canadienne   Section d’Ottawa

 

                             CNS Ottawa Branch Meeting

 


Launch of the Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme

in the United Arab Emirates

Ian Grant, P.Eng. (Ian Grant Consulting)


 

 

Date:            Thursday 13th December 2018

Location:     Montgomery Legion, Upper Hall                       330 Kent St, Ottawa, ON K2P 2A6 

                     (between McLaren & Somerset W.)

Time:           6:00 pm         Mix & Mingle, Cash Bar

                     6:30 pm         Hot Buffet Dinner (Roast Beef au jus, Veg. Pasta, Sides, Salad, Dessert, Coffee)

                     7:30 pm         Talk starts

Cost:            $15 for CNS members and their guest           $20 for non-members

On Thursday 13th December, the Ottawa Branch of the Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) is pleased to host a dinner and presentation event.  Mr. Ian Grant (biography attached) will provide a presentation on his nine years’ experience working in the United Arab Emirates with an outline of the launch of the peaceful nuclear energy programme in the UAE, the establishment of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) as the independent regulatory body for safety, security and safeguards, along with development of the necessary legal and regulatory framework, and FANR’s oversight of the construction and commissioning of the 4 x 1400 MWe nuclear power plant located at Barakah on the Arabian Gulf coast. Join us at this fine venue, greet new colleagues and former colleagues you have not seen for some time, enjoy a hot meal and what will undoubtedly be an interesting presentation and discussion.

Seating is limited -Please RSVP by Friday Dec. 7.

To RSVP and for more information on this event please contact Ken Kirkhope ( ken.kirkhope@canada.ca ).


Ian Grant—Bio

November 2018

Ian Grant is a consultant in nuclear safety and regulation. Ian Grant

He previously played a leading role in establishing the new nuclear regulatory body in the United Arab Emirates. He was Deputy Director General for Operations at the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation from 2016 to 2018 and the Director of Nuclear Safety from 2009 to 2015, where he oversaw the construction and commissioning of the new 4-unit nuclear power plant at Barakah in the UAE.

Before joining FANR, Ian held various senior roles with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission with responsibility for safety assessment and licensing of operating nuclear power plants in Canada. He joined Atomic Energy of Canada Limited in 1980 after beginning his career with Babcock and Wilcox in the United Kingdom in 1975.

Ian has participated in several International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) peer review missions, was an invited contributor to the IAEA report on the Fukushima accident, participated in national delegations to four review meetings of the Convention on Nuclear Safety, and served on the IAEA Nuclear Safety Standards Committee and the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency committees for nuclear safety and regulation.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Glasgow and a Master’s degree in Welding Technology from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom. He is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario, Canada, and a Fellow of the UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

 

 

 

 

 

Canadian Nuclear Society

   Société Nucléaire Canadienne   Section d’Ottawa

 

                             CNS Ottawa Branch Meeting

 

 

 

 Chernobyl Two Day Tour

John C. Fraser

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

 

Date:              Wednesday 7th November 2018

Location:      Montgomery Legion, Lower Hall

330 Kent St, Ottawa, ON K2P 2A6 (between McLaren & Somerset W.)

 

Time:              6:30 pm          Hot Buffet Dinner and Cash Bar

7:30 pm          Talk starts

Cost:                 No charge for CNS members        $20 non-members

On Wednesday 7th November, the Ottawa Branch of the Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) is pleased to host a presentation by Mr. John Fraser, who will provide a presentation on his recent visit and tour at the Chernobyl site in Ukraine.  

Ukraine is rich in tradition and history, yet in many ways it is also quite a modern country. The Chernobyl nuclear reactor accident occurred in 1986, in the northern part of the country. The accident contaminated a large area, resulting in the creation of an “exclusion zone” that extends into Belarus. John will share his pictures and insights from the visit, which include a summary of the accident as well as an update on the new Cover confinement structure that that been installed over the damaged reactor. There are also a number of interesting sites in the exclusion zone that illustrate the present conditions in the area and the radiological conditions of the sites. In total, the locations visited during the two days provided an interesting retrospective of the accident itself.  He also visited the “Duga” Site of a huge abandoned antenna installation that is still not publicly understood.

Join us at this fine venue, greet new colleagues and former colleagues you have not seen for some time, and join in what will undoubtedly be an interesting discussion period.

Seating is limited - Please RSVP by Monday Nov. 5.  To RSVP and for more information on this event please contact

Ken Kirkhope ( ken.kirkhope@canada.ca ).


 

 

John C. Fraser

With over forty years of nuclear power related experience, the industry still holds an interest for me.

My nuclear career included the positions of Shift Supervisor at Douglas Point and the Bruce Site. I was also a turbine and reactor maintenance project engineer. The latter involved the replacement of the “lid” on the Douglas Point reactor. At Bruce B I was the Business Administrator and then Comptroller. I kept an active interest in plant maintenance and operations and maintained my Green Badge Qualification. 

In 1995 I joined the CNSC as an Examination and Certification officer, developing written and simulator examinations for the certification of nuclear plant operating staff. Special projects included participating in the oversight of the Pickering ISTB project and certification of staff for refurbishing Bruce Units 1 and 2.

Since retiring in 2010, I have tried to keep in touch with the Nuclear Power Program, which led to the decision to travel to Ukraine and visit the Chernobyl Site. My “exposure” literally and figuratively, to reactor repairs and refurbishment as well as the Safety Culture in current reactor operation, has given me a personal appreciation of the Chernobyl reactor accident and the continuing mitigation efforts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                     

                                                                            Canadian Nuclear Society

                                                                            Société Nucléaire Canadienne   Section d’Ottawa

                             CNS Ottawa Branch Meeting

Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station

                       Tsunami Hazard Assessment

Derek Mullin

Senior Technical Advisor, Reactor Safety Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station

 

Date:                  Tuesday 24th October 2017

Location:           The Royal Canadian Air Force Officers' Mess 158 Gloucester St., Ottawa (between Bank and O’Connor)

 

Time:                         6:30 pm         Cash bar opens for mix & mingle

                                  7:00 pm          Talk starts

On Tuesday 24th October, the Ottawa Branch of the Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) is pleased to host a presentation by Mr. Derek Mullin, Senior Technical Advisor in the Reactor Safety Department at Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station.  

The presentation will discuss the tsunami that adversely impacted the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant; and, the resulting work that was done to consider transatlantic tsunamigenic sources and their potential impact on, or hazard for, Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station given that it is exposed to the Atlantic Ocean.

Join us at this fine venue, greet new colleagues and former colleagues you have not seen for some time, and join in what will undoubtedly be an interesting discussion period.

Both CNS members and non-members are welcome (there is no fee for admission).

For more information on this event please contact Wei Shen ( wei.shen@canada.ca ).