WEYBURN - Crown Investments Corporation Minister Dustin Duncan will represent Saskatchewan at the World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE) in Paris, France, from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, to showcase the province’s nuclear capabilities and opportunities on the international stage.
“Saskatchewan is a world-leading uranium producer – we have what the world needs for fueling a global reactor fleet today and into the future,” Duncan said. “With a long successful history of nuclear research and development, Saskatchewan is well-positioned to lead on the next phase of small modular reactors and global nuclear development. Our resources, experience and expertise support energy security and economic growth at home and around the world.”
Duncan, the MLA for Weyburn-Big Muddy, will participate in a provincial ministerial panel with Ontario and New Brunswick ministers at the event to discuss the Canadian nuclear industry’s major role in the clean energy transition over the coming decades.
“For generations, Saskatchewan has been a keystone of Canada’s global leadership on nuclear energy and technology, providing fuel, research and development, and a highly skilled workforce,” Canadian Nuclear Association President and CEO John Gorman said. “Canada is set to increasingly rely on clean electricity to drive our industries, heat our homes, and power our economies. We are thrilled that Saskatchewan will be joining the industry at WNE 2023 to highlight the province’s strengths and advantages as we face these challenges and together capitalize of the many opportunities afforded by the growth of the nuclear sector.”
Duncan will meet with countries and companies at the exhibition, including the Government of Poland and Orlen Synthos Green Energy which have selected GE-Hitachi BWRX-300 reactor for their SMR deployment, and Orano Group, a French company which owns Orano Canada - a leading uranium producer, headquartered in Saskatoon.
“Saskatchewan is proud to be the second largest high-quality uranium producer in the world,” Duncan said. “On behalf of our province, I look forward to meeting decision makers, industry leaders and experts to learn and explore future collaboration opportunities on nuclear development, exports and investment.”
The three-day exhibition will host more than 700 global leaders to discuss future projects, new energy models and potential nuclear applications.