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Hatch Ltd.

Hatch Ltd.
  • Endorsement date: December 18, 2020
  • Organization: Hatch Ltd.

Overview

Hatch as an organization is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, our global network of 9,000 professionals work on the world’s toughest challenges. This includes 3,500 professionals in Canada in 23 offices from Vancouver to St. John’s. Our experience spans over 150 countries around the world in the energy, metals, infrastructure, digital, and investments market sectors.

We are employee-owned and independent. Our exceptional, diverse teams combine vast engineering and business knowledge, working in partnership with our clients to develop market strategies, manage and optimize production, develop new game-changing technologies, and design and deliver complex capital projects. We work closely with the communities in which we serve to ensure that our solutions optimize environmental protection, economic prosperity, social justice, and cultural vibrancy. We want their businesses, ecosystems, and communities to thrive, both now and into the future.

Through our Statement on Climate Change, Hatch is committed to designing and building practical solutions that reduce the presence of greenhouse gases (GHG) in our atmosphere. Hatch is an active participant in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and incorporates the Global Compact’s Ten Principles into the way we work and do business. As a result, we are active in targeted, action-oriented, multi-sector collaborative initiatives that address specific technical, environmental, social, and financial issues. Hatch seeks to actively engage in projects and initiatives to address climate change in many ways, including developing and supporting the development of innovative technologies for non-carbon-based energy production, delivery, and storage, including the development of nuclear, hydro, wind, solar, and hybrid sources. This also includes the promotion of engagement strategies for clear, consistent, and sustained policy signals to enable businesses to develop stable and long-term emission reduction programs in a level playing field.

Hatch supports the development and deployment of Small Modular Reactors as a technology that can provide economical, non-carbon-based energy both for regional and national grids, and for remote and off-grid areas. By providing options for energy in off-grid and remote regions, SMRs can play a significant role in the transition of diesel generation while supporting initiatives to relieve energy poverty and provide social and economic uplift to these remote regions.

At Hatch, we bring our excellence in engineering and major project delivery to support the design and implementation of Small Modular Reactor projects for our clients throughout the entire project lifecycle from conceptual engineering and business case development through to commissioning and operational support. Hatch has a long history in research and technology development through our Technologies business practice. We look to apply this experience from large, first-of-a-kind projects and technology scaleups to ensure that best practices from inside and outside the nuclear energy sector are leveraged to support the build-out of the first SMR plants. We also see our role as a technology integrator, where we can leverage our experience working with heavy industry – both on-grid and at remote sites – to successfully assess and integrate SMRs into process and power systems thus broadening the market for SMRs compared to existing conventional nuclear power plants.

We understand that our ability to deliver successful projects is enhanced by our knowledge and understanding of the histories, cultures, protocols, values, aspirations, and governments of First Peoples across North America and Aboriginal communities around the world. Our relationships with First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and Native Americans are based on the values of honesty, respect, and transparency. Based on these values, we can help to foster an open dialogue and ensure that all stakeholders are engaged and benefit from the promise that SMRs bring.

Hatch is proud to play a part in Canada’s SMR Action Plan and we endorse its Statement of Principles. We will continue our work to support the development and deployment of SMR technologies in Canada and internationally. This includes the continued study and promotion of the integration of SMRs with other clean energy technologies to support the low-carbon energy transition. We also encourage the pursuit of opportunities for waste minimization and re-use while supporting Canada’s overall approach to nuclear sustainability and long-term storage.

Sustainability requires the optimization of environmental, social, and economic outcomes to ensure that ecosystems are maintained, communities thrive, and society prospers, now and in the future. Sustainability is at the core of how Hatch delivers value to our clients as a socially responsible company. Small Modular Reactors have the potential to play a large role in supporting a sustainable, low-carbon energy future and at Hatch, we are excited to support the realization of this potential.

Actions

DEMONSTRATION & DEPLOYMENT
Initiatives to reduce SMR capital costs
STATUS: IN PROGRESS
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Responds to SMR Roadmap recommendation(s): 38

ACTION

Hatch continually pursues, develops, and deploys technologies to improve the efficiency of project execution and plant operations and maintenance for our clients. Working with leading clients in the energy, metals, and infrastructure sectors, Hatch has embraced Digital Project Delivery to provide efficiencies in project planning and execution.

Our integrated project teams leverage expertise from our Digital, Modularization, Construction Management, Project Delivery, and Engineering practices to ensure that the right work is being done in the right place, at the right time.

Hatch is committed to leveraging best practices from industry leaders in all of the sectors we serve to support efficient design and execution of SMR projects and programs for our clients.

EXPECTED RESULTS

Reduction in overall SMR project execution and construction cost compared to conventional design and construction practices.

CAPACITY, ENGAGEMENT, AND PUBLIC CONFIDENCE
Promoting diversity in the future of SMRs
STATUS: IN PROGRESS
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Responds to SMR Roadmap recommendation(s): 39

ACTION

Hatch proudly became a signatory to the Equal by 30 campaign in 2019 at CEM10. We have been proud to participate in the ongoing development of Equal by 30 and were pleased to participate in the Equal by 30 roundtable discussion. Hatch currently has 30% women and is working towards 40% by 2023.

Hatch has many policies in place in order to close the gender and diversity gap including:

  • Half of new graduate hires are women
  • Interview slate for all roles must include a minimum of one-third women
  • Our interview panel for all roles must include at least one woman
  • Salary equity review – an equity review was conducted, and any discrepancies were corrected and there is an ongoing auditing process
  • Flexible hours to help all parents to have a flexible work/life balance.
  • Mentorship / sponsorship program established
  • Inclusive leadership program established
  • Monthly diversity shares

EXPECTED RESULTS

Hatch believes the SMR industry can only be successful if the best minds are put to the task which includes men and women of all cultures and races.

DEMONSTRATION AND DEPLOYMENT
Exploring SMRs in the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan
STATUS: IN PROGRESS
HA03

Responds to SMR Roadmap recommendation(s): 51

ACTION

Hatch has a long history with clients in the metals & mining sectors. As part of our support for the SMR Action Plan, we will continue with and expand our engagement efforts with the mining & metals sectors. This will include:

  • Promotion of small modular reactors in relevant industry conferences and events through speaking engagements and technical papers.
  • Broad promotion of SMRs internally to Hatch’s global workforce to enable them to identify opportunities for engagement on client engagements or for prospective work.
  • Targeted engagement with key clients in the metals & mining sector to engage and provide information on SMRs and their potential role in addressing power and process energy needs.

Hatch will also work to ensure that SMR technologies are informed by the needs and end-use requirements of mining companies to ensure that the solutions being proposed address the needs of the sector.

EXPECTED RESULTS

Increased knowledge within the mining & metals sectors on the roles that SMRs can play in addressing both thermal and electrical energy needs as well as in addressing downstream energy applications (e.g. production of hydrogen) leading to an expansion of projects formally analyzing SMRs as a potential energy source.

Understanding of the project lifecycle for SMR deployment and how they would integrate into mine operations.

Generation of additional interest from the mining & metals sector in assessments of SMRs as a potential power source for on-grid and remote mining locations.

DEMONSTRATION AND DEPLOYMENT
Engagement with heavy industry
STATUS: IN PROGRESS
HA04

Responds to SMR Roadmap recommendation(s): 52

ACTION

Hatch has a long history with clients in the oil and gas, oil sands, and other heavy industrial sectors. As part of our support for the SMR Action Plan, we will continue and expand our engagement efforts within these sectors. This will include:

  • Promotion of small modular reactors in relevant industry conferences and events through speaking engagements and technical papers.
  • Broad promotion of SMRs internally to Hatch’s global workforce to enable them to identify opportunities for engagement on client engagements or for prospective work.
  • Targeted engagement with key clients in heavy industrial sectors to engage and provide information on SMRs and their potential role in addressing power and process energy needs.

EXPECTED RESULTS

Increased knowledge within heavy industrial sectors on the roles that SMR’s can play in addressing both thermal and electrical energy needs as well as in addressing downstream energy applications (e.g. production of hydrogen) leading to an expansion of projects formally analyzing SMR’s as a potential energy source.