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Joint Projects and Services (JP&S) develops solutions to problems and issues shared by two or more ​​COG member​s, minimizing costs to individual members.

The JP&S program:

• Identifies common issues and develops and implements solutions through shared resources

• Procures services and equipment on behalf of Members

• Develops IP and maintains custody on behalf of Members

• Provides project management services

• Provides contract administration services

• Consolidates all applicable technical and commercial req​​uirements

• Provides a fleet approach for CANDU-6 operators


​Common issues include those related to design, operation, maintenance and refurbishment as well as materials related issues such as acquisition of obsolete parts, sharing of spare parts and obsolescence management. 


Fuel Channel Life Management

The FCLM program has allowed utilities to develop a solid technical basis to regain operating safety margin in aging reactors and to extend the number of years of continued operation.

  • The program has resulted in 4-5 years of life extension to Bruce Power's Units 3,4 and 5-8 and Pickering's B-side units
  • Buy-in discussions are in progress with C6 utilities
  • Annual funding ~$20M at the current levels
  • Benefit-Cost Analysis: Billions in continued operations ​​

Joint Projects

  • ​​​Typically 30-50 projects on the go
  • Annual funding $5M-$10M, and growing

CANDU Procurement Audit Committee (CANPAC)

Joint quality assurance audits/assessments of direct (Tier 1) suppliers to COG’s utility members (all CANDU utilities except NASA, NPCIL and PAEC) 

CANDU Industry Assessment Committee (CANIAC)

Joint quality assurance audits/assessments of sub-suppliers (Tier 2 and 3 suppliers) to nuclear power plants for enhanced quality and consistency of supplier audits, and reduced supply chain related costs through joint audits 

CANDU Inspection Qualification Bureau (CIQB)

A service to review and certify inspection procedures used by ISPs Reviews performed by qualified SMEs ​

​Inter-Station Assistance Program​

Enables better exchange of knowledge, experience and issue identification through COG joint projects​​ as well as aid in connecting operators with spare parts across the fleet


​Getting involved in Joint Projects can: 

  • ​Be initiated at any time of the year; 
  • Have any combinations of two or more COG Members as participants;
  • Be set up to accomodate budget constraints of participating Members where possible; and
  • Address a wide range of common issues.
A Successful Project Step-by-step


  • Go to and complete a project initiation form COG creates an
  • Expression of Interest for all Members and notifies suppliers ​

​​Active stage

  • COG manages the program working with a decision-making steering committee:
  • COG PM acts as an advisor to ​the Committee 
  • Any changes to cost, scope or schedule are put through a transparent review process and approved by the Committee 
  • Customized reports are provided for budget planning and schedule reporting internally within Member organizations 

​Successful completion

  • All deliverables are accepted by the SC COG maintains IP rights on behalf of participants 
  • Buy-ins to completes projects require approval by all of the original participants. 
  • Buy-in funds typically flow back to the original funding Members per the funding share formula 
  • Any unspent funds are returned to the participating Members​